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Old 10-18-2017, 10:16 AM   #76
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Neither did LN7, the Glaswegians were just saying "can't" but he misheard.


In all seriousness, it's one of the most difficult native English accents to understand, in my opinion.
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In all seriousness, it's one of the most difficult native English accents to understand, in my opinion.
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In all seriousness, it's one of the most difficult native English accents to understand, in my opinion.
I was up in northern Scotland way back when, and a Texan and a Scotswoman were conversing in English and they could not understand a word the other was saying.
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:37 AM   #79
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I was up in northern Scotland way back when, and a Texan and a Scotswoman were conversing in English and they could not understand a word the other was saying.


The better question... did you understand what either of them were saying?
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I don't think so.



If Australians used "nigger" or "kyke" like they use "cunt", then came here and defended it as commonplace, then got all huffy when American blacks, Jews, or women called them out on it, would it be the same thing?

There is a world of difference between a swear word and a racial slur.
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There is a world of difference between a swear word and a racial slur.


Does race take precedence over other prejudices?
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I was up in northern Scotland way back when, and a Texan and a Scotswoman were conversing in English and they could not understand a word the other was saying.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:02 AM   #83
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Does race take precedence over other prejudices?


Oh for fuck's sake. I'm not going to dignify this nonsense suggesting that Australians, because they view one word as less offensive than Americans, will be apologists for racism or sexism or any other discrimination.

You can continue this particular discussion without me.
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The point is that they are all words used to denigrate, not that one is "worse" than the other.
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Oh for fuck's sake. I'm not going to dignify this nonsense ...
I get a 200% increase in profanity when directly quoting you.

Talk about interference #vitriol.
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The point is that they are all words used to denigrate, not that one is "worse" than the other.
This.

I've used that word before, when I was much younger, when I didn't realize just quite how offensive it was. I don't anymore out of respect. I don't see why it's such a hard concept to grasp.
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Whether or not you find it ridiculous, it is still an asshole move to make it a point to repeatedly use a word you know someone finds offensive after they’ve told you they find it offensive.
Among the PI Aripuanã in Rondônia, "a**hole" is considered a mortal insult, and unless you're a venerable elder (i.e. over 35), using the term is punishable by death by poisonous dart.
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We welcome any posters from the PI Aripuanã of Rondônia, and they are welcome to tell us to "knock it off" if we use a word that has a totally different meaning to them.
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Well, it's no just Americans, even strapping NJ based Scottish manly men like me find the almost middle syllable of Scunthorpe pretty flipping loathesome most of the time, especially when there are far, far, far better insults like say... - fud, bawbag, shitegbbon, fanny, dobber, titbag and wankpuffin to throw out there instead....

Och aye the noo.
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