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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%
  • It spontaneous/ Never know when I may say it

    0 0%
  • I never say it

    36 49.32%
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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
    Calling someone Irish isn't an insult, (usually), nor is it a racial epithet.
    Try calling them a filthy potato-eating mick.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Try calling them a filthy potato-eating mick.
    LOL, I am Irish and I probably just laugh it off, hell I am a redneck mick to boot.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    "a worthless ass person who is a discredit to his own people".
    Anyone who identifies others as "his own people" solely on the basis of the color of their skin is a racist to begin with.
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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.
    But there isn't a "distinct African-American culture" as a basis for using the word, *ALL* blacks are referred to with the same term regardless of whether they practice some mythical "culture".
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    In that it is referring to their lineage, sure he is. He is African American in the same way you are of European descent. That is in fact exactly what the phrase means.
    But it's a nonsensical term. Nobody ever says "European-American". Africa is a continent, not a nation. The overwhelming majority of people who use it have never been there, their parents have never been there, their grandparents have never been there and they don't know a single person who has ever been there. The whole idea of hyphenated-Americans is absurd. Just be what you are right now.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    I have said the word very rarely. Ive never used the word in anger or toward someone. I only use it when discussing the affects of the word or race in general (such as discussions in this forum or with my family). And I have used the word in a joking manner with my husband. Other than that theres really no reason to use it (for me personally).

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Anyone who identifies others as "his own people" solely on the basis of the color of their skin is a racist to begin with.
    Care to point out where I said that skin color was the qualifieing basis?

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Try calling them a filthy potato-eating mick.
    too many syllables
    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 Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Try calling them a filthy potato-eating mick.
    Yeah, they trip the **** out when you call them micks.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, they trip the **** out when you call them micks.
    NA... living in Boston I call them that all the time, then again I am one to. Although we call Italians Ginnies and the Lincoln Town cars Ginny gunboats, it's all in how you use the term whether one should take offense. I personally never take offense can't be bothered, besides i love great jokes.
    A lesson to be learned here..LOL

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