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  • I say it often; and I mean it.

    3 4.11%
  • I say it sometimes; and I mean it

    2 2.74%
  • I say in infrequently; and I mean it

    12 16.44%
  • I say it often; but in a joking manner

    2 2.74%
  • I say it sometimes; but in a joking manner

    5 6.85%
  • I say it infrequently; but in a joking manner

    13 17.81%
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Thread: The Tabooed N-Word

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    i dunno buddy, generations of Irish Americans still call themselves Irish-Americans
    equally stupid though, at least with them they do retain some of the irish culture.

    there is nothing remotely african about american blacks. they don't speak any of the african languages, they don't dress like africans, the only thing they have in common with any african is dark skin and a mexican with a really cool tan has that.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    equally stupid
    Depends. I think if there is a distinct Irish-American culture, then it might be appropriate.

    I tend to use "black" more than "African-American," though, because the latter is just a mouthful.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Depends. I think if there is a distinct Irish-American culture, then it might be appropriate.

    I tend to use "black" more than "African-American," though, because the latter is just a mouthful.
    see my edit
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Minnie T. Mouse View Post
    People who use this N word so often and their comfort in using it might mean, they didn't get a proper education or if they did get one, it was a niggardly one, so it is normal that they would think this is a very fine way to speak and address people they know and meet...
    People who are comfortable with using the N word and those who are comfortable with hearing it, or cut from the same cloth...
    Lady what are you talking about?
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    i dunno buddy, generations of Irish Americans still call themselves Irish-Americans
    Yeah a few do but they won't riot over it. Black people each other nigger all the time but if a white guy does it he's got serious trouble.

    There is a serious double standard here.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Depends on who you're talking to. I remember when it was ok to say, "colored", oh but don't say that **** now! You'll have hand-ringers pissing in their panties over it.
    Yeah, PC screwed it up for the NAACP.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    I mainly use the word "nigger" when I want to make some bedwetting, hand-wringing, liberal crybaby piss their pants. works every time.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Yeah a few do but they won't riot over it. Black people each other nigger all the time but if a white guy does it he's got serious trouble.

    There is a serious double standard here.
    Calling someone Irish isn't an insult, (usually), nor is it a racial epithet.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Calling someone Irish isn't an insult, (usually), nor is it a racial epithet.
    it used to be. there used to be help wanted signs that said "irish need not apply"
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    You're trying to tell me that nigger is offensive because of political correctness. that's ridiculous.
    TPD, I can agree up to a point. Truth is, I think the word is inflammatory in and of itself. I can't even think of another word that can have the same emotional impact. I wonder though, if the word was more commonly used and were not so forbidden, if that would actually remove the "power" to offend that the word has. Right now using that word guarantees you a response. What would happen if using that word was not a big deal anymore?
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