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Old 02-23-2007, 04:50 PM   #46
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BVS already asked you this but--where are you getting this from? No one said the high school this girl went to allows racial slurs. It doesn't. And she wasn't suspended or expelled. Have you looked up the actual details on this story yet?
It was on the local tv station last night. She is now in court because of this situation.
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Justin you just said that people say "that's so gay" when referring to something stupid, boring, etc. That is exactly what makes it offensive. I should think that at this point in our society we can be more creative in our language and not resort to substituting cultures for words with negative connotations.
But if we decide to choose other words, how do you know your not offending someone else.
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Out of curiosity...for those who don't have a problem with saying "that's so gay," do you also not have a problem with saying "that's so retarded?" If so, does that mean you think one is less offensive than the other?

I'm not calling people out here, I'm just curious as to why.
I say "that's so retarded" too sometimes and it has absolutely nothing to do with the handicapped. I am also a fairly left-wing liberal as most of you know and even have neices with Down's syndrome. I just think these words have evolved past their original derogatory meanings and unless used in a pejorative way directly towards gays and the handicapped they really have no connection anymore.
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These kind of leaps are the reason I don't discuss things with you anymore.
Because you don't understand.
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It was on the local tv station last night. She is now in court because of this situation.
And it said they allow racial slurs?
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That is so Justin.
oh no you offended me.


LOL


God that is so BVS.

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is Raven offended by this?
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Out of curiosity...for those who don't have a problem with saying "that's so gay," do you also not have a problem with saying "that's so retarded?" If so, does that mean you think one is less offensive than the other?

I'm not calling people out here, I'm just curious as to why.
When ever my friend does something really stupid, other friends or I will be like Dude your retarded. He laughs and does not give a shit.

There are two societies here. One who must controll what we say hear and do.

Then we have the people who say you know what who gives a fuck.
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To be honest even though I don't agree with it, absolutely everyone uses the phrase 'thats so gay' or 'your so gay' in my year group at school. The word gay gets used to mean stupid and sad alot.. and even though its origins are obviously hateful, I don't think this student should be blamed for something that has infiltrated into teenage/youth culture.
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oh no you offended me.


That wasn't the point. The point is can we use any word now synonymous with stupid? And after abundant use, should no one stand up and ask why are we using the word 'Justin' synonymous with stupid?
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Have you talked african american community leaders? After what michael richardson said many people want that word to be put to rest because it still dirogatory.
Con-No-Ta-Tion

Please, take a look at your monitor. What's the resolution? 1024*768? Probably, maybe more. And 16bit? Yes.

16bit... that means 65.536 colours your monitor is able to produce. This is more than your eyes can see.

I know, black and white is so much easier. But the world isn't black and white. It has colours.

And as the world has colours, words have several meanings, that's why there are words like connotation or context.

You do the same regarding the UN. Black or White. UN or no UN.

Please, get out of this black and white.
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There are two societies here. One who must controll what we say hear and do.

Then we have the people who say you know what who gives a fuck.
And which extreme is correct?
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And which extreme is correct?
Which ever you feel. And if you read the article on page one, a student even gives an explantion on how and what the word gay means in HS terms.
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a student even gives an explantion on how and what the word gay means in HS terms.
You are missing the point. If the student gave an explanation as to what 'justin' meant in hs terms would it make it acceptable to you?
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Yes. I don't know why you get so offended so easily. If people get offended by words, why not be a mute society?
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