The character ~ is colloquially used in written form in some areas of the UK to denote sleazy, sordid, or otherwise base behaviour.
~ can also cover flirtatious behaviour with the opposite sex: you are never ~
with the same sex.
An ability to ~
is generally viewed as being a positive personality trait, unless it is used on a friend's mother, grandmother, or domestic animal. Being ~ to a friend's sister is usually acceptable.
~ is also the mystic rune of the send-it organisation.
The vast majority of the world's virgins, comic book fanatics, computer scientists, and train spotters wish they had some ~.