obhave wrote:I guess some of us may have a different definition of a "fitting comment" when one is angry. I would never use the n, c, or f word towards someone. In the case of the n and f word, they hold so much more weight than any swear word due to their history and I grew up learning that. They aren't just swear words, they are derogatory.
The N word should be off limits because that is a racist remark. The C word is just like the B word and I have no problem with that being in play. I know some women find it more offensive than the other, but I've yet to hear the explanation. The F word was in use a whole lot when I was growing up and it meant a feminine guy, just recently it seems to have been taken over by that side so now it's off limits. Just like word 'gay'. That used to mean happy, now I can't even use it anymore without feeling like I'm offending somebody. Maybe if all these people went to a psychologist and worked on some issues they have with being so offended by everything said, looking for racism or bigotry where a word is just a word, we wouldn't have these issues.
You know what's a cool way of dealing with the F word? I was hanging out with this guy I know, who is gay, and some of this friends where there and a passerby called one of them a 'F'. His reaction was to laugh and start repeating that word with a French accent. I thought it was fantastic and the other guy who wanted to insult him just walked away. That's how you deal with that crap and stop getting so damn hysterical. It almost feels like a mental issue some people have with being so offended when others say things like it matters so much. I don't care what someone calls me. I know me and I know better and I just don't care.
And what is your problem with 'derogatory' now? If you're fighting with someone and you feel they're a total a-hole, what, you want to be respectful then too? What kind of silliness is that.
Hey, soon they're gong to make it socially unacceptable to call someone an idiot or a moron. It's this culture where we are being forced to watch our mouth because everybody is just so sensitive all of a sudden.
Now don't you go start thinking I walk around using words like that daily because that's not what I'm saying. What I am saying is that people get offended too easily.