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  • I say it often; but in a joking manner

    2 2.74%
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    5 6.85%
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm young but I don't recall when the word "Negro" was ever considered an offensive term.
    A lot of people consider it offensive because it was widely used during the Jim Crow era.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    A lot of people consider it offensive because it was widely used during the Jim Crow era.
    a good point. Then I would refer it back to tpd's point about history and experience.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    oh. well...just conduct yourself an experiment. walk around downtown baltimore and address every black person you see as a "negro".
    see what kind of reactions you get.
    Let me bring a video camera too.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    I've used it with exaggerated consonants before, as a play on my own nerdiness. Seriously, though? No. The only manner in which "nigger" can be used seriously, provided you aren't trying to be ghetto, is as an insult. I can think of much more clever insults. It's like saying "You... you... black person!!" except in the most unsophisticated way you can think of. Insults based on physical appearance are pretty lame. If I want to insult someone, I can certainly do better than that.

    That said, I think people get far too worked up about it. It's just a word. True, it's a somewhat tasteless word - like the vulgar version of what a school yard bully might say. But it's just a word. Referring to it as "the N-word" is a bit over the top. Nigger. Nigger. Nigger. Look. No one died.

    I feel the same about "retard," and all other manner of vulgarities, both mainstream and taboo. The idea of an off-limits word just strikes me as silly.
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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Well in that definition it wouldn't be racist.
    I don't care if a person is offended by my use of it, or not. If they don't like it, then they are more than welcome to do something about it.


    However, for many people they view it as the original definition of a derogatory term towards people of African decent.
    Those people are politically correct brainwashed idiots, too.

    I really do hate political correctness, and I think it's stupid when people get all up in arms over the use of the word in a joking manner (yet have no problem with terms like white-trash or chink being used).
    I couldn't agree more.


    However, it still carries racial connotations that can be deeply offensive.
    All I have to say about that is, "tough ****!". Or, "stop acting like a nigger and you want get treated like a nigger". It's very seldom that I'm treated like a nigger and for my trouble I'm accused of being an, "Uncle Tom", or a, "race traitor", or of, "acting white". You shoulda seen what happened when I joined the, "High School Republicans for Reagan". I was in a fist fight, everyday over that crap.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Nigger is a racial epithet - it's not a matter of PC. There are words in every language that are meant as insults some of those insults are based in race, "nigger" is one of those words. This has nothing to do with political correctness, it has to do with the definition and use of the term.
    It has everything to do with PC, don't kid yourself.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It has everything to do with PC, don't kid yourself.
    That's really just an absolutely ridiculous thing to say.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    I don't normally insult people. When I do, I want it to sting. Generic slurs aren't nasty enough for my purposes.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    That's really just an absolutely ridiculous thing to say.
    Actually, in the real world, it's not, but whatever.

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    Re: The Tabooed N-Word

    Quote Originally Posted by lewstherin View Post
    i don't believe the people who say they've never said it. like the thread title says....it's one of those "taboo" words.
    everyone has said it just to hear themselves say it.
    I can count on one hand and have fingers left over after counting all the times I've said it in my life. I didn't say it to hear it, just repeated it after my mother said don't ever use it. My brother had said it after school one day and she was horrified. I can't say when was the last time I said it or in what context. It's just a vile word, filled with hatred.

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