"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.