Oh, NVM. The fish isn't thawed yet but the chicken livers are jiggling all over the place in their bowl now. Liver tonight!
[quote]And that's just how I feel when someone slings the R word. Moving forward is fine.[/quote] I see.
"And that's just how I feel when someone slings the R word. Moving forward is fine."
I see it as the end of an era - When I was a kid, you could throw around the R word willy nilly
and it wasn't politically incorrect as no one was using it as a derogatory term towards the disabled,
it just meant you were a freaking doofus.
Just like I can't say to my kids "dude, that's so farking gay" - which really means, "that is SO LAME".
Nothing to do with one's sexual orientation, but if I said that to my 10 and 7yo, they would THINK it
did because that's what they know the word "gay" to mean.
So now I just have to say lame and save "gay" for my 47yo sister who "gets that meaning".
However, I understand you can't even say "lame" in grammar school anymore either because it is
said to insult those who can not walk or in wheel chairs.
But hey, my 44yo self can definitely get by changing my vernacular to "lame and ricola".
And the only time I *ever* use the N word, is to make a statement, like, Nigga Please!
But only to other white people, because it's funny, cuz I'm white - and, it's a saying - but I
certainly wouldn't say it to a black person.
Even my old next door neighbor, who was/is a 6'7 black dude and ex 49'er football player - HE
would say to ME "what is up my N-ah!" and I would say to him, "what is up my caucasian!"
Just for shits and giggles.... but never the other way around, I wouldn't dare, cuz I ain't gots the
rights, bein' white and all.
Okay, soliloquy over. Sorry.
I hear lots of young people saying "re-re" lately. As in, 'don't be a re-re'. When I was a kid, we called everyone 'Sped's', because that's what it said on their door in school (sp. ed.) Also, remember the 'short bus' jokes. Funny how things come and go.
re-re's back in fashion? that's what people said when i was in high school
kids are so lame and unoriginal
Having worked with an organization that serves people with severe mental and intellectual disabilities in the past, I've learned that the issue around terms like "speds" and "retard" and the "short bus" jokes aren't in the terms themselves, but rather, how they are used. Most often, they are used in a context that singles out a particular group of individuals in a disrespectful manner. Oftentimes, this isn't the intent, but people just don't even realize that they are doing it.
The issue then, is to be more aware of the CONTEXT you are using such terms in, and being certain that you are not using it in an offensive manner. In most cases, I find it easier simply to not use the terms at all.
[QUOTE=Drumroll;1017676]The issue then, is to be more aware of the CONTEXT you are using such terms in, and being certain that you are not using it in an offensive manner. In most cases, I find it easier simply to not use the terms at all.[/QUOTE]
But what really pisses me off is when somebody makes that hand gesture where you slap your shoulder and say 'duhhhhh'
[QUOTE=not on the rug;1017336]ok people... can we stop feeding this troll now?[/QUOTE]
Why do these threads involving people who are slightly? disturbed take on such a life? If you met this individual outside your shopping mart waving printed crap and calling you to hear the truth would you stand around and glad hand the moron and waste your time? For myself, people who do this outside of shopping stores give me the creeps, same with this guy.
[QUOTE=Knifegill;1017604]You agree, then. [/quote]
No, I don't. Calling someone a 'nigger' or 'gay' or 'retard' is a double insult, because you're both insulting them *and* the group of people who that term more correctly applies to (and you know what? Most intellectually retarded people are NOT internet trolls). Over time these words become infused with multiple meanings.
[QUOTE=Knifegill;1017604]Rarely is anyone going to call somebody "mentally delayed", because the connotation is so different.
I have never, as far as I can recall used the N word, or typed or written it. There is no excuse for it. I'm surprised somebody afraid to say "retard" would even type that word. I feel dirty for seeing the word. Let's just move forward, shall we?[/QUOTE]
The connotation *isn't* different. You're using an insult to a person, that also insults all of the people that that term can be applied to. Most of the people on this thread objecting to your use of the term know people who could be classified as retarded. You're just sensitive to the history of one word (nigger) and how it has more than one context.
Well guess what? We're telling you that retard has more than one meaning too, in exactly the same way.
This thread certainly changed from when I last saw it.
[QUOTE=Zach;1017619]The only things i know from him are his blog posts and comments.[/QUOTE]
...hey, how's it going Babs, long time no speak. Tough crowd here, eh?!?...hebs :D
ps...and FWIW, Zach is most definitely not the chief!!! :cool: