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Subject: Re: rasher: firmware id3.c,1.110,1.111
Re: rasher: firmware id3.c,1.110,1.111
BlooChip: You made my day. And it's only beginning :D
On 9/9/05, BlueChip <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Oh hell! I've resisted and resisted ...but there's only so long I can have
> a carrot dangled in front of me before I decide to eat...
> I think you're right Svante ...the word "nigger" should be removed from all
> dictionaries - after all, the only purpose of having words with such power
> is to allow one person to insult another effectively. If this word is
> allowed to remain in the language, eventually we will have black people
> referring to Each Other as "nigger" and suddenly the vernacular usage would
> change to mean something like "outcast" - and we already have a word for that.
> I also think you are right to use KEEP words such as "coward" and
> expressions such as "ingorant asshole" ...these terms MUST remain ...how
> else can one express their xenophobia or insult a group of programmers
> who's work is primarily altruistic?!
> However, the jury in my head is 'out' on the word "bigot" - if that word
> were to be removed certain people would have no way to identify themselves
> to others ...the expression "Hi, I am intollerant of people whos ideas and
> opinons differ from my own" is just not as expressive as "Hi, I'm a bigot."
> PS. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=irony
> PPS. Most upset I got beat to calling "Godwin's Law"
Received on Sat Sep 10 11:42:08 2005
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