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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    "Thug" and "ghetto" can be used in the same context as the n-word. There are times when those words are used that they would have been replaced with the n-word 50 years ago.
    The "n" word is a slur used to denigrate and intimidate an entire race. Thug is used to selectively single out and define violent, "thugish" members of any group. "Mafia thugs" Potentially biggoted? (Italian Americans after all?), "Teamster thugs", "Nazi thugs". In all these case, we know exactly what the meaning is and the actions that earned that lable. Has nothing to do with race and to assume it does any time it is used is vacuous and, in reality, a form of passive racism. Instead of questioning how the word is used, the better option is to investigate and discuss the actions of the individuals to which the term is appropriately applied.
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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I believe most people are full of crap, to varying degrees.
    Heh, heh....On that we can agree.
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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Perhaps you aren't aware of "Thug Life" and e-thug memes. It's not referring to bikers, steel workers, or fisherman. Like I said, it can be used in that context. I didn't say it was always used in place of the n-word.
    Well, if you were a rapper or into the rap scene I'd expect there is a whole body of language that sounds like a slam from your re-engineered slang.

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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    What about 'whitey' and 'cracker'?
    Those words are reserved for Al Sharpton and Charlie Rangel. In fact, I'm pretty sure they have them copyrighted.

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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, if you were a rapper or into the rap scene I'd expect there is a whole body of language that sounds like a slam from your re-engineered slang.
    How do you know he isn't a rapper? I'll bet that avatar is the cover of his latest album.

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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Well, if you were a rapper or into the rap scene I'd expect there is a whole body of language that sounds like a slam from your re-engineered slang.
    Language evolves. It is not static. Remember when the pound sign and number sign were this: #? Ask a 12 year old what it is. Remember emoticons and smilies? Now they are emojis.
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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    How do you know he isn't a rapper? I'll bet that avatar is the cover of his latest album.
    I am no rapper. I like music about oranges.
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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I believe most people are full of crap, to varying degrees.
    That statement is full of crap and offends me.
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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I am no rapper. I like music about oranges.

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    Re: Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times;police use more t

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Language evolves. It is not static. Remember when the pound sign and number sign were this: #? Ask a 12 year old what it is. Remember emoticons and smilies? Now they are emojis.
    I hear that 'ninja' is the new code for nigger, and is now considered offensive.
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