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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Ahh, but of course, freedom of speech is linked with freedom of thought. Suppress one, and you're well on your way to suppressing the other. And nothing is more dangerous to the status quo than a free thinking person.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Is this the liberal dystopia we've been fearing?

    I for one am absolutely terrified.

    We must arm ourselves against this terrible, terrible insurrection.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    this has become beyond absurd
    we should go ahead and ban the words white black red and brown from ever being used in a phrase

    "what color is that shirt Jimmy"
    "I cant say it will offend someone"

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    so then, you have no idea what you would have the ACLU do
    figured
    I would like them to stand up for my first amendment rights to say "Brown bagging it" when I am referring to my damn lunch that I am bringing from home.

    This is political correctness on crack here.

    Wait, can I say "crack" even because it may refer to a minority on drugs?

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
    no.......it has "racial connotations".....its a term that was once used to judge the skin tone or shade of AAs

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    this has become beyond absurd
    we should go ahead and ban the words white black red and brown from ever being used in a phrase

    "what color is that shirt Jimmy"
    "I cant say it will offend someone"
    I remember when I was in the military, I gave some papers to one of my soldiers to get picked up by a representative of another company. He forgot the name of the person, so I asked him to describe the person in the unit that picked up the papers. He gave me almost every other description except that the person was black. There was only 1 black person in that unit. When I asked him why didn't he just say the person was black, his response was that he didn't want to offend someone by calling the person black.

    It's such a shame that even saying the word "black" to describe someone is considered "offensive" to some.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    no.......it has "racial connotations".....its a term that was once used to judge the skin tone or shade of AAs
    What's funny is even I don't remember that term being used and growing up and I used the term "brown bagging" it to refer to bringing a lunch from home when I was in school. Sometimes I think people dig too much into a phrase when the meaning has been long lost from it's origins.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I remember when I was in the military, I gave some papers to one of my soldiers to get picked up by a representative of another company. He forgot the name of the person, so I asked him to describe the person in the unit that picked up the papers. He gave me almost every other description except that the person was black. There was only 1 black person in that unit. When I asked him why didn't he just say the person was black, his response was that he didn't want to offend someone by calling the person black.

    It's such a shame that even saying the word "black" to describe someone is considered "offensive" to some.
    when is was young i worked at a furniture store and we got in some furniture that was made in Spain on the box it had the word "Negro" to describe the color and all the black coworkers were offended

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What's funny is even I don't remember that term being used and growing up and I used the term "brown bagging" it to refer to bringing a lunch from home when I was in school. Sometimes I think people dig too much into a phrase when the meaning has been long lost from it's origins.
    so instead of saying "brown bag".....they want them to say "sack lunch"...like that doesnt have connotations of its own

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    so instead of saying "brown bag".....they want them to say "sack lunch"...like that doesnt have connotations of its own
    That's the problem, you can pretty much find any meaning you want from a phrase. I remember not too long ago, someone used as an example saying some "common phrases" yet with the tone he used they sounded sexual. I'll have to see if I can find it again.

    If people go looking to be offended, they will ALWAYS find something to be offended about.

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