Porn in back room.
So, for the phrase "Adults Only", what are the connotations you associate with it?
Before you answer, consider the phrase in these situations:
-On a partition to a room in a video store.
-On a TV commercial/infomercial.
-On a movie description on your cable box channel listing.
-On a door to a building.
-On game/movie packaging.
(Give me a minute to make the poll)
Porn in back room.
In the uptight, prudish God-fearin' US of A, where violence is commonplace and nudity is sinful, AO can only mean nasty, dirty, soul-burning sexiness.
My thoughts as well.Originally Posted by Gladguy
Yep, the concept covers a lot more ground, but the real-world use and familiarity is sex.
It means content that only adults would appreciate, like esoteric tax avoidance schemes, pining for your lost youth, midlife crisis sports car browsing, and almost underage poontang that reminds you of your daughter back home before you lick her face and try to rape her in a mud hut in Scotland.
Certainly, a proper deconstruction of the elements of phraseology will lead you to the inevitable conclusion that it can apply to the entire realm of activities experienced in modern life that touch upon subtleties that are unlikely to be fully appreciated by the inexperienced, pre-adult mind.
But my gut reaction to seeing it on a DVD sticker is "Oooo, boobies..."
Was it this forum where one time someone stated that some movie/game appealed to desperate teenage hormone laden boys, and someone else quipped up with "Oh, ok, perfect for 35 year old married men then."
I always found that hysterical and awkwardly true.
My first and only thought is really, "18 or over". I don't associate it with sex, violence, tobacco, or voting, the only things I can think of that require you to be eighteen. It's a legal age restriction for me, and that's it.
Something involving sex. Carjacking, shooting people in the face, running over hookers, oh that's just fine. Wait, there's sex in there? Stone them in the streets! Wear your scarlet AO!
So yeah, what Gladguy said.
It means 18 and over, and implies enough sex/nudity, violence, or both to make the under 18s envious, while treating said themes in such a way as to make 18 and overs roll their eyes. Well, 30 and overs at least.
It ought not to, but it does: It means "porn."Originally Posted by Charles
Everybody's hugging!Originally Posted by MyNameIsWill
It means that every kid from 12-17 will do everything possible to check it out.
Since I'm living in decadent Europe I associate "adults only" with hardcore porn and graphic violence.
Video Store: a cornucopia of porn
TV Commercial: chat lines for horny losers
Cable TV movie listing: a cornucopia of porn without me having to get up from the couch
Door to a Building: a no kids allowed condo
Game/movie packaging: boobies!
Being from Northern Europe, I associate it with sex, violence and/or political debate.
Can you imagine a movie with all these elements? Then you know why the label is appropriate :)
The Lysistrata Gambit: Invasion of the naked nympho feminist war protesters from SPACE?Originally Posted by EvilIdler
"Captain Buck Stetson, we are close to losing the War on Terrorism now that the naked space hookers/war protesters are landing everywhere on earth, distracting men from their military duties ... and the nuclear family! Your mission is go each of the 5 main encampments and "satisfy" each of the chieftesses found there. In an orgy - (wait of it) - of blood and iron! Lock and load, brave hero of freedom!"
Well, each of those scenarios could possibly have a different connotation for adults only:Originally Posted by Charles
2. general adult-related product or service. May or may not be pr0n.
4. depends on the building. Could be simply 'no children allowed' or pr0n-shop