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Old 02-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #61
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Faggot has more than one meaning too, so do you want to defend that?
Faggot means the same thing when it's a reference to gays. That's where it comes from
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Faggot means the same thing when it's a reference to gays. That's where it comes from
What are you talking about?
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #63
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I think the problem with a lot of the hyper-sensitivity here is,

To be fair, you seem more upset about this than anyone else posting on this topic.

Somewhere between being knotted up in absurd political correctness and "I don't give a fuck, I'll say what I want to who I want and they can just deal" is a little thing called common sense.

The way I see it, the guy who tweeted (and who is supposedly "sorry") was clearly in the wrong and his tweet was much more offensive.

The guy who did the headline--I don't know, his reaction makes me think it really was an oversight. I'm amazed that he'd take the loss of his job no less, with such a decent attitude.

As for the whole tacos thing and political correctness in general, I really don't ever worry about being PC. I generally don't have to because I tend to not relate to people in terms of my biases about their race or culture. It would never have even occured to me ask a Mexican if he'd like to go out for tacos. For me, it'd be like, lets go get lunch, where do you want to go. I would never presume to know what he'd like for lunch based on his culture or ethnicity.

As for our men and women in uniform. . .look I have a good number of former students serving our country right now. One will be commissioned as an officer in the USMC this summer and I'll attending the ceremony. Sorry, the "you sorry lefties don't appreciate the troops" doesn't apply to me.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #64
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What are you talking about?

Your shitty attitude makes it difficult to carry on a civil conversation.

A faggot is a small pile of twigs you burn to start a larger fire. It's meaning didn't change when it started being applied to gays. It's nothing like the word chink
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Isn't also slang for a cigarette?

Or is that just "fag"?
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I actually had the same reaction, but he posted it before I did. I see what you're saying now (it also means bassoon! or maybe that's a foreign word), but your previous comment was worded wonky or something. The "that's where it comes from" threw me.
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Isn't also slang for a cigarette?

Or is that just "fag"?
Same thing. A stick you burn. Comes from the same place
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Your shitty attitude makes it difficult to carry on a civil conversation.

A faggot is a small pile of twigs you burn to start a larger fire. It's meaning didn't change when it started being applied to gays. It's nothing like the word chink
Me being confused is now a shitty attitude?

Baffled.

So that word doesn't have two meanings? Still baffled...
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #69
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I actually had the same reaction, but he posted it before I did. I see what you're saying now (it also means bassoon! or maybe that's a foreign word), but your previous comment was worded wonky or something. The "that's where it comes from" threw me.
Ya, but I'm a scatter brain and often have to edit several times

It helps when he does preface his posts with that annoying face. I guess it's kinda his 'thing' though
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dont compare yourself to me..... You dont know what i have done, where i have been, etc.


that chip on your shoulder must be really, really heavy.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:38 PM   #71
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Me being confused is now a shitty attitude?

Baffled.

So that word doesn't have two meanings? Still baffled...
It's the way you choose to word your posts. And if you're still baffled after my explanation, then there's nothing more I can do for you
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Ya, but I'm a scatter brain and often have to edit several times
I do that almost every time I try to type something thoughtful and rational in FYM. We're, like, twins!
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It's the way you choose to word your posts. And if you're still baffled after my explanation, then there's nothing more I can do for you
Your wording caused others to question as well.

My only point is that the word has legitimate definitions and slur definition. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Your wording caused others to question as well.
and you could've questioned it a lot less dickishly

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My only point is that the word has legitimate definitions and slur definition. Nothing more, nothing less.
But it's essentially the same word referring to the same thing. It's just being applied in different situations. Chink the slur and chink the dent or gap or whatever are completely separate.
But anyway, it's just a small point in the conversation and probably not worth much more discussion
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i can't see how ANYBODY would not have made the connection between "Chink" and a Chinese-American player.

it's like an Onion headline.
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