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What Ever Happened to 'Toothing'?

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the any-grooming-hints-for-your-fans-rollie? dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 323

Jim Hanas excertps from his very funny article on the quiet disappearance of last-year's promised digital bacchanal. "Remember 'toothing'? It was a craze that was sweeping England last year as bored commuters arranged sexual encounters using Bluetooth-enabled cellphones. You probably read about it over at Wired or Reuters or the BBC. There's a decent chance you even blogged about it. Well. What happened?" Update: 04/05 00:10 GMT by T : Hanas writes with a followup: "The original source on the whole toothing thing has just admitted it was a hoax -- in response to my email and your picking up of my post."

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a/s/l (5, Informative)

fembots (753724) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137858)

Well, like teething, it'll stop sooner or later.

I was Feeling-Google-Lucky with "toothing" (thanks FireFox!) and this Toothing Blog [blogspot.com] was last updated on April 28 2004.

And finding partners for sex using bluetooth mobile is as productive as asking a/s/l on IRC channels, or Mrs Gump's box of chocolate.

Seriously, no matter how horny you are, you wouldn't simply jump on bed with anybody, would you?

Re:a/s/l (5, Funny)

The Amazing Fish Boy (863897) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137893)

Seriously, no matter how horny you are, you wouldn't simply jump on bed with anybody, would you?

You're a girl, aren't you?

Re:a/s/l (5, Funny)

mrchaotica (681592) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138064)

A girl? On Slashdot?? No, she's a fembot -- look at the name.

Re:a/s/l (5, Interesting)

cooter1pt2 (769075) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137938)

Isn't that what you do in a club or bar? Or even, to a lesser extent, a house party? I doubt toothers would just accept blindly anyone who replied (say, if upon seeing them, they were a hideous, snaggle-toother beast). So in a way, yes, I can say I have engaged in that kind of risky behavior (avec condom). Wouldn't do it again, tho.

Re:a/s/l (5, Funny)

murphyslawyer (534449) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138034)

if upon seeing them, they were a
hideous, snaggle-toother beast

Wait - this is the craze that was sweeping ENGLAND?

Re:a/s/l (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137986)

man you need to go to college.

lets just say, women with loose morals run rampant.
(and i even go to a Catholic College)

Re:a/s/l (5, Insightful)

Shalda (560388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138081)

(and i even go to a Catholic College)

Well, duh. Give girls a lifetime of sexual repression and two beers and the rest takes care of itself. I find that the less repressed they are, the better they control their urges.

Re:a/s/l (4, Funny)

Xugumad (39311) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138206)

Seriously, no matter how horny you are, you wouldn't simply jump on bed with anybody, would you?
Yes is so much the wrong answer, isn't it? :)

Probably STDs (0, Flamebait)

Shut the fuck up! (572058) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137859)

I think STDs replaced it.

It (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137860)

It got pulled bad dum CHING!

CMDRTACO CHIPPED HIS TOOTH ON MY ROCK HARD COCK (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137861)

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Toothing has been filed as novely item #127345 (5, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137864)

Along with leg warmers and flash mobs.

Re:Toothing has been filed as novely item #127345 (2, Funny)

Leeesher (831509) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137894)

*sigh* oh.. the good old days of toother flashmobs..

Jennifer Beals? (2, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137979)

"Along with leg warmers and Flashmobs."

Wasn't that the movie with Jennifer Beals?

Sorry (0, Redundant)

qurve (689356) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137866)

Sorry, I was busy toothing.

Disappointed (-1, Troll)

MLopat (848735) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137867)

You sound really disappointed that your sole avenue for a sexual encounter never materialized. Ah well, I guess there's always Lava Life for you...

Re:Disappointed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138011)

Lava Life?? Are you kidding me... have you seen how gross the people are on that?

YOU LIVE IN YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138043)

Yeah and tell me you're not some 40 year old living in your parents basement if youve actually checked out lavalife. loser

Re:Disappointed (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138110)

I think he's more disappointed he couldn't read about others' sexual encounters, having already given up hope on having any himself.

Re:Disappointed (-1, Troll)

MLopat (848735) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138179)

I can't believe you assholes mod me down as a troll. What the hell am I trolling for, laughs? Geez. Sounds like a couple of you have a case of the Monday's.

what the... (1)

PunkOfLinux (870955) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137872)

WHAT THE heck >.> that's kinda creepy >.>

What happened? (4, Funny)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137874)

Well, theres AIDS, Herpes, Syphillis, and discovering that the cute 20-something you were TXTing a minute ago seems to have become a disturbing 50 year old man with bad teeth and worse breath.

Re:What happened? (4, Funny)

bani (467531) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137937)

sounds like you speak from experience.

Re:What happened? (3, Funny)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138048)

Nope. He just listened to the radio ad like everybody else.

Experience? On Slashdot? You must be new here. :-D

Re:What happened? (2, Funny)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138185)

the cute 20-something you were TXTing a minute ago seems to have become a disturbing 50 year old man with bad teeth and worse breath.
sounds like you speak from experience.

Well, the story does mention it was in England after all -- so the bad teeth thing may not be a huge stretch. =)

[ sorry to any Brits, I know you don't all have bad teeth ]

Re:What happened? (1)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138021)

I just saw a picture, not less then a week ago, that describes this very thing. IIRC there was a younger guy sending a message to an attractive woman across a bus or subway car. Except it ended up that the guy was talking to the dirty biker-type guy next to her.

I can't seem to remember where I saw it at though for the live of me. The article did mention that the scene was a little guy heavy though.

Re:What happened? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138152)

I do believe that was a joke piece in Maxim or some such...

Re:What happened? (5, Funny)

screwballicus (313964) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138053)

discovering that the cute 20-something you were TXTing a minute ago seems to have become a disturbing 50 year old man with bad teeth and worse breath.

Or discovering that the big, hairy 50 year old bear daddy you were trying to pick up is some cute-but-straight 20-something who's just playing with you.

Re:What happened? (1)

torpor (458) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138164)

If you ever meet a cute 20-something straight chick who plays with people like that, please send her my way. just my type.

Re:What happened? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138098)

Excuse me but I'm not 50.

It turns out... (5, Funny)

halcyon1234 (834388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137877)

No one got laid.

Welcome to the Internet.

Re:It turns out... (1)

eviloverlordx (99809) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137920)

Yeah, but Rosie got a hell of a workout.

Obviously... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137976)

you've never heard of craigslist.

HELP! I AM TURNING INTO A TURKEY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137879)

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Stuff yourself full of breadcrumbs & oysters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137977)

baste yourself with butter, coat yourself in herbs then come on over to my place and I will help you out.

Newman? Is that you? (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138005)

"baste yourself with butter, coat yourself in herbs then come on over to my place and I will help you out."

Hello, Newman.... You're just waiting for Kramer to come down from sunbathing on the roof, aren't you?

Re:Stuff yourself full of breadcrumbs & oyster (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138122)

I hate to break it to you, but those aren't oysters.

FOCK (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137880)

FOCK

2 words... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137887)

venereal disease.

QED

Ouch. (5, Funny)

ethzer0 (603146) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137888)

I always say less toothing.

Re:Ouch. (1)

heavy snowfall (847023) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138101)

he he he...

Those who... (4, Insightful)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137903)

> Remember 'toothing'? It was a craze that was sweeping England last year as bored commuters arranged sexual encounters using Bluetooth-enabled cellphones. You probably read about it over at Wired or Reuters or the BBC. There's a decent chance you even blogged about it. Well. What happened?

Those who read about it, never blogged about it.
Those who blogged about it, never read about it.
Those who remember it, were too busy to either read about it or blog about it.

Being a geek, I'm kind of amazed I even wasted the time to read about it.

Re:Those who... (0, Offtopic)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137987)

So, let me get this straight...

2 random people just happen to fuck each other on a train whilst they have their mobiles on.

This chance mating is captured by a geek on the way to work, who discusses it with his blogger friend.
This escalates until the whole world then spent the next 6 months and countless gigabytes of porn bandwidth discussing one chance random sexual encounter and ponder the implications of it, and whether or not it will happen to them?

Boy, talk about a storm in a teacup.

What happened? (4, Funny)

nacturation (646836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137904)

Maybe toothing led to teething.

Toothing? It grew long in the tooth... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137905)

It grew long in the tooth and had to be put down...

Toothers were all wiped out (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137906)

cf. "Golgafrincham" [bbc.co.uk]

Simple (-1, Troll)

Anita Coney (648748) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137907)

Brits are ugly, and you guys finally realized it.

Re:Simple (0, Offtopic)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137941)

"Brits are ugly, and you guys finally realized it."

Cut to scene of Austin Powers, mouth wide, in a full glorious grin of ruinous teeth, ogling Heath Graham: Fancy a toooothing, baby?. When it died in Europe, it first died in England.

Re:Simple (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137960)

How the hell did you get a karma bonus ....
Seriously Xenophobic trolling ...
We do not mind you insulting us , but you just insulted my mother and my wife
---Mike.G--

so says the fat american (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137980)


stones and glass houses

Re:Simple (1)

hyfe (641811) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138022)

Brits are ugly, and you guys finally realized it.

You know, when I was young I thought all those prejudices were just crap..

Then I visited London..
Then I visited Paris..
Then I met Americans travelling..

So far, the only place which hasn't been one large trip of getting prejudices fullfilled was New York, however I did get my ass kicked by one white trash wrestling maniac in a, off all places, fairly arty pub.. I still have no idea why, although I think he thought my mate was trying to hit on his girlfriend.

Re:Simple (1)

jejagua (738519) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138155)

Just for grins, what were your pre-conceived prejudices of NY?

Toothing quickly went out of favor. (1)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137908)

Toothing quickly fell out of favor because too many took the term literally, resulting in incisor wounds to sensitive genital-area skin. ouch!.

There was this girl we called 'Fang'... (4, Funny)

HBI (604924) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137950)

'nuff said!

Promiscuous Mode: Off (5, Funny)

mattkime (8466) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137909)

Apparently people have wised up and turned off promiscuous mode.

(Its a good way to prevent virus transmission.)

Slashdot (4, Funny)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137910)


News for nerds, stuff that might have been.

Re:Slashdot (1)

Tackhead (54550) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137973)

> News for nerds, stuff that might have been.

What do you mean "might have been?" :)

By the number of dupes lately it should be (4, Funny)

dark-br (473115) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138093)


Slashdot. News for the amnesiac, stuff that mattered.

Uhh... (1, Offtopic)

darkmeridian (119044) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137912)

April Fool's Day ended?

I don't know what happened (0)

The Bungi (221687) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137914)

Maybe someone set them up the bomb.

Or maybe they all died from some sort of transmitted disease. We can only hope.

I get enough of this avant garde techno "green is the new black" cyber bullshit from people who fellate their iPods in public, thankyouverymuch.

No, I'm having a great day. Really.

Here's what happened (4, Funny)

Anonymous Crowhead (577505) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137917)

You see, English people aren't the most attractive people in the world. They kept meeting up and saying things like, "You look like a horse's arse", "Bob's certainly not your uncle" and similarly witty phrases. It didn't take long before everyone realized they were just wasting their time and just went home and masturbated.

like most media-hyped crazes... (4, Insightful)

utexaspunk (527541) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137919)

it probably never happened in the first place. methinks it goes something like this- joe reporter has a deadline to make, and nothing to write about. needs something sensational, turns to his fantasies, and voila! toothing!

Re:like most media-hyped crazes... (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137993)

haah sounds about righ
Up in Scotland we had some more crazy ideas about dating than our neighbours south of the border , we decided not to use those old school toothing tech and went to the more advanced tounging ;)

Re:like most media-hyped crazes... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138109)

ok that sounds more filthy than i intended .. i mean french kissing ...

Re:like most media-hyped crazes... (1)

4of12 (97621) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138105)

Not at all.

You just have to be on the lookout for important stories that have a profound impact on Nerddom,

"Napoleon Dynamite Look-alikes Fighting Off Beautiful Nymphomaniac Cheerleaders"

I can't begin to tell you the tragedy of what happened to the unsuspecting herds of nerds that were not up to date on this important news item.

Exactly (0, Troll)

bonch (38532) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138141)

Just like the "hyperlinks" people were painting on walls for people to email with their phones to get the content. For some reason, there's this need among reporters to write about crazy social movements involving wireless technologies, to show how "zany" people are.

I always thought Spencer Tracey said that: (3, Interesting)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137922)

Too Hard (4, Funny)

TVC15 (518429) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137929)

It was too hard for the average user. Perhaps if Apple built it into the iPod and integrated it with the scroll wheel it would reach critical mass.

On second thought, just get a Lovegety [wired.com]

Re:Too Hard (4, Funny)

nacturation (646836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137968)

It was too hard for the average user. Perhaps if Apple built it into the iPod and integrated it with the scroll wheel it would reach critical mass.

Sounds good to me. I hereby dub it bodCasting.

Re:Too Hard (1)

Axis of Weasel (700706) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138183)

maybe not being hard enough was half of the problem?

High school bluetoothing (3, Interesting)

Nevtje(hr (869571) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137930)

i remember when i was in high school, i would occasionally scan a room for other bluetooth receivers which had their port open, then create a contact whose name was what i wanted the message to be, ie "Boyaa Wazzap" or something. then i would send the contact, via bluetooth, to the detected phone. free, short-range SMS kinda :)

i know, not setting up sexual encounters... but still a fun use for bluetooth

Re:High school bluetoothing (1, Informative)

calibanDNS (32250) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138056)

This is called BlueJacking. See here [bluejackq.com] . I've tried this in the US (airports, malls, etc) and it just doesn't work as well on this side of the pond. BlueTooth phones aren't widespread enough in the US, but over the next few years I'd expect to see them become more popular.

Re:High school bluetoothing (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138208)

remember when i was in high school, i would occasionally scan a room for other bluetooth receivers which had their port open, then create a contact whose name was what i wanted the message to be, ie "Boyaa Wazzap" or something. then i would send the contact, via bluetooth, to the detected phone.

I think I am just getting to the age where I understand what "generation gap" means. I know what bluetooth (my Palm has it), and I get the principle behind what you were doing. And I even once went to high school. But if I got a message that said "Boyaa Wazzap", I would have have no idea what to make of it.

Advent of Cell viruses (1)

_Sambo (153114) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137932)

The coming of cell phone viruses reminded all the toothies that their random encounters could have STD consequences.

It wasn't called "toothing" (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137945)


it was called bluejacking [google.com]

so that probably accounts for why you cant find out any information

Re:It wasn't called "toothing" (1)

Zerbey (15536) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138007)

It was also called Toothing [wikipedia.org] apparently. Also, the fact that I actually looked this up proves I'm a helpless geek.

Greedy Cell Phone Operators? (1)

Eyah....TIMMY (642050) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137948)

Just like they wanted their share of itunes on cells phones [forbes.com] or file transfers [eweek.com] , they probably wanted to charge every messages sent via "toothing".

what happened (1)

avandesande (143899) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137956)

what happened is that it will take much more than a little gadget for geeks to get a little action ;)

like most things.... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137959)

... involving geeks and sex, it just didn't work.

Mawd pairent oop! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138009)

He has teh funnay!

Re:like most things.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138028)

u wnt 2 do sx? no ades/hrps/men plz thx.

I've always said (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12137965)

internet sex is just a myth. Everyone claims it happens and they are doing it, but I don't know anyone that's ever done it, do you?? (I don't mean e-sex.. I mean, randomly meeting people off the internet for sex..)

Silly media term was retired? (1)

Zerbey (15536) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137970)

The world realised it was a silly phrase invented by the media and it was quietly retired? Or maybe all the "toothers" met up and did it properly?

Who knows, or cares?

wrong audience (0, Offtopic)

Triumph The Insult C (586706) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137981)

you're not asking the right people. you must be new here ...

People turned off Bluetooth. (1)

geneXX (115822) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137992)

Anyone remember that one of the first cellphone virus scares happened about this time last year. Infected people through their bluetooth enabled devices. Most people wised up and shut off their Bluetooth.

what happend ? (1)

MasterOfUniverse (812371) | more than 9 years ago | (#12137995)

you wanna know what happend??? My daughter happend dammit!

why is this even on slashdot? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138000)

Why? Has the world gone short on tech-related news? This is absurd. This is not even news. Ridiculous. What happened to the good, timely news meta-site called "Slashdot". No kidding, I'm serious. I once came here to get quality links, quality comments, and quality posts; but now? A post about toothing? What??????

I'm so disappointed.

Well duh (5, Funny)

null etc. (524767) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138001)

Well. What happened?

What do you think happened? It ended up being a bunch of blokes chasing after another bloke named "Shelly".

Happy Slapping (2, Interesting)

PerlDudeXL (456021) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138026)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hap py+slap [urbandictionary.com]

this is much worse. It never happend to me (I live on the continent) and I hope that it will never ever become popular here, but you can never trust those bored and ringtone-buying half-grownups.

it went underground (2, Insightful)

jessecurry (820286) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138033)

so deep don't even bother looking for it...if you're worthy it'll find you :D

Simple... (4, Funny)

Roger W Moore (538166) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138036)

...9+6 months later toothing has lead to teething.

Toothing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138047)

Why they call it toothing? It wouldn't have anything to do with getting your teeth abruptly remove because you sent a sex invitation to the lady sitting across from you.

Is today still April 1st? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138082)

This is the first I've heard about it. This sounds suspiciously like a fake term just made up for this story.

Never existed (3, Funny)

elgatozorbas (783538) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138099)

This toothing stuff maybe never even existed, except as an effective rumour to frustrate a whole news-for-nerds site in one hit...

Aptly named (4, Funny)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138102)

"Toothing" sounds exactly like the type of sexual encounter you're likely to find in the UK.

here's the deal (2, Informative)

XO (250276) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138106)

Bluetooth is just plain not ubiquitous (i love that word) in the U.S.. Bluetooth that doesn't have a bunch of transmission modes disabled is even less so.

So, therefore, since it never took off in the U.S.. it never took off.

Every now and then I look for the "TOOTHING!" forum that sort of started the whole thing.. guy keeps getting shut down, everywhere he hosts...

Just wait a bit, it'll come back... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138117)

...when the technology improves.
For example there is this company [mobiluck.com] making a very promising product.

In reality... (0, Troll)

jejagua (738519) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138124)

There were encounters. If utter disgust wasn't involved, there sometimes was pleasure. Those who succeeded succumbed to Syphilis. Those who failed wrote negative blog entries and returned to self love, as a previous /.er described.

Toothing? No, thanks. craigslist.org is it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12138176)

Greetings,

'Toothing' seems to have been a hoax. For real action, on the other hand, nothing beats Craig's List casual encounters (http://www.craigslist.org/cas/ [craigslist.org] ). I know from first hand experience that you can get partners for anything from going to have coffee on a lonely afternoon, to the deliciously promiscuous partner that'll go with you to Darkness Falls.

I don't know about toothing, but I figure that one of these days Craig's List casual encounters, combined with SMS and decent phone bandwidth, may lead to similar results.

Cheers,

pee-are-three

Maybe it never did happen? (4, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 9 years ago | (#12138193)

I mean really it almost sounds like a Penthouse letter. It just might be that it was all made up. Of course that is impossible. I mean the press checks their facts right?
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