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Explaining how to use the word "Touché" watch

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    Hi guys,

    i am trying to explain to a guy how to use the word touche, correctly and to explain to him what it means. i have said it means like a counter strike, of when you get someone back fairly. like i called someone an insult, and they insulted me back, i could use touche.

    Is this right?

    can you think of an example?

    and can you explain it better please?

    cheers guys


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    All I can say is that there's a better explanation for it.
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    It's a little more complex than that.
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    Ooh..that's a tough one actually. I hate it when words and meanings are really hard to explain. I'd get it from your description though. I was trying to explain to my friends the other day about the American word, "period". ie. when they say something, followed by the word, "period". It was really difficult!
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    I believe it's like giving someone a high five- it's a gesture of approval.
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    :rofl: hehe see guys, no one i struggled to explain it!! its bloody hard to!!!

    zhivago can you explain the word period to me please! :rofl: hehe :p:

    oh yeah and hello Xanthe, my 19 yr old lover who thinks she is 35!! how are you today? :hugs: :love:
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    Oh, I just typed out an answer and the wireless connection went poop...

    It's more used in debates and discussions than in childish exchanges of insults.. If you, perhaps in a heat of the moment stylee, put forward an argument that isn't well thought out, leading the other person to dismiss and rip said argument to shreds with a quick and witty reply, then I would say it is appropriate to reply with 'touché'.

    Yes, hard to explain :/
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    'period' in that sense means ''full stop'' you know when you say ''She just drinks too much, full top'' means the same as ''she just drinks too much, period''
    And about touche its just something you use when bantering, or getting into a one-upmanship with words... i think your explaination was better
    howdy flukey ma darling devil hubby
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    You smell

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    Touche

    Feel free to quote that as the worst example of anything ever in histroy, just give me royalties
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    I think it was originally used in sword fighting or fencing, for when you block a parry and make one in return. I think.
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    ok.

    touche: when someone comes back with a counter argument/comment to a point you have just made, and you agree that that counter argument/point was of a high quality and relavance. THERE YA GO
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    Yeah, I was told the word means "touched", and is used, as people have said, when in an argument, you're winning or have a more solid point you'd say "touched" but obviously, "touche" instead.
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    (Original post by tishysquishy)
    'period' in that sense means ''full stop'' you know when you say ''She just drinks too much, full top'' means the same as ''she just drinks too much, period''
    And about touche its just something you use when bantering, or getting into a one-upmanship with words... i think your explaination was better
    howdy flukey ma darling devil hubby
    hehe i knew what period meant, just said it to annoy the other lass. hehe

    good definition, i thought my definition was rather poor.

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    (Original post by dogtanian)
    Oh, I just typed out an answer and the wireless connection went poop...

    It's more used in debates and discussions than in childish exchanges of insults.. If you, perhaps in a heat of the moment stylee, put forward an argument that isn't well thought out, leading the other person to dismiss and rip said argument to shreds with a quick and witty reply, then I would say it is appropriate to reply with 'touché'.

    Yes, hard to explain :/
    ooooh good definition!! nice one. :cool:

    Indeed hard to explain, but you have done well in explaining it.
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    (Original post by OMGWTF)
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    Touche

    Feel free to quote that as the worst example of anything ever in histroy, just give me royalties
    haha hahahaha haha
    personally i believe it to be a brilliant piece of dialoge, i think that the cultural overtones are paticularly poignant.....:dong:
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    (Original post by dj_billz)
    ok.

    touche: when someone comes back with a counter argument/comment to a point you have just made, and you agree that that counter argument/point was of a high quality and relavance. THERE YA GO
    ah ha!! got in a nutshell!!! very good :cool:
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    Yep, just 'touch.' In fencing traditionally it is up to the party who gets poked with the foil that has to call the touch (by saying, yes, touché!) and it is then scored. One of the few remaining sports where your opponent dictates your score. Also, if your opponent shouts 'touché' and you don't think you did, you can shout back 'ne pas touché' - all very exciting and quite interesting when you put that level of complexity into stupid insult-trading conversations.
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    (Original post by LibertineNorth)
    Yep, just 'touch.' In fencing traditionally it is up to the party who gets poked with the foil that has to call the touch (by saying, yes, touché!) and it is then scored. One of the few remaining sports where your opponent dictates your score. Also, if your opponent shouts 'touché' and you don't think you did, you can shout back 'ne pas touché' - all very exciting and quite interesting when you put that level of complexity into stupid insult-trading conversations.
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    (Original post by Flukey)
    i have said it means like a counter strike, of when you get someone back fairly. like i called someone an insult, and they insulted me back, i could use touche.

    Is this right?
    yes, thats essentially right.
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    (Original post by dj_billz)
    ok.

    touche: when someone comes back with a counter argument/comment to a point you have just made, and you agree that that counter argument/point was of a high quality and relavance. THERE YA GO
    Precise and accurate!! (:
    *thumbs up* (wasn't there an emoticon for that?)
 
 
 
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