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Old 11-11-2002, 01:39 PM   #21
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First off, if you are going to call someone a Nazi for being "like a dictator," why don't you call them a whole slew of other words: dictatorial, autocratic, totalitarian, imperial, Orwellian, Machiavellian, etc. I think they're sexier anyway.
This is an overall great idea. It helps us think and expand our own vocabulary. It also helps focus our message. Throw in the term "Nazi" and people will miss your message and reply to the word choice.
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:45 PM   #22
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When people throw the word Nazi around, they often don't really know what it means. It is an easy way to get a rise out of someone else. I don't necessarily think the word sould be banned, but I think people should be much more careful about how they use it.
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Old 11-11-2002, 03:54 PM   #23
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Thank you, Lemon.

And now, this thread is getting closed--nothing else needs to be said about it. I'll leave it stuck for a little while, just to be sure all FYM regulars get a chance to see it.
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Thank you, Lemon.

And now, this thread is getting closed--nothing else needs to be said about it. I'll leave it stuck for a little while, just to be sure all FYM regulars get a chance to see it.
I just wanted to put my 2 cents in... although this thread has been closedfor over a month...

I did post about a year ago.. on this same topic, if you search for it.. u can find it.

I do not approve of the word 'Nazi' being used here unless in direct reference to Adolf Hitler, his army, the holocaust, etc.

In my not-so-humble opinion, being called 'Nazi' is about the worst insult one can be thrown - not to mention, a cowardly, and uneducated one (for the most part).
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