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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    not really. i think as you age you will find more value in good manners. because really, what's the POINT of offending someone purposely?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I agree with apdst partially. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Of course, this also means that religious conservatives who are against gay marriage have to stop whining about their little notion of marriage being destroyed by gay folks because that's pure BS.
    that is something else entirely which might deserve its own thread
    there is no reason not to distinguish between a marriage between a man and a woman and a civil union between individuals of the same gender
    the civil union designation would be no less a legal union but it is not the same as a marriage of spouses of differing genders
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    personally, i don't see why anyone thinks being "PC" is wrong. if there's a chance that a person would think you were being rude, why not avoid that? for me, it's common courtesy, good manners. which some people seem to think can be overlooked.
    An individual can choose what words to use for themselves and there's nothing wrong with that. It's when they start expecting everyone else to use the same terminology because they're convinced that nobody ought to be offended, ever, for any reason, that it becomes PC and extremely wrong. Make your own decisions, allow everyone else to do the same. Enforced group-think is wrong.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    We have had a few discussions on the topic of politically correct topics lately, and it reminded me of a conversation on these boards from quite some time ago. I cannot remember what the discussion was about so the other person will remain nameless and hopefully unidentifiable. Who it is is not important. What I am going to ask is if I was being politically correct in this discussion.

    Conversation: something about Asians, some one calls Asians "oriental", another person points out that properly, the correct term is Asian.

    Me: I learned some time ago that Asian refers to people, Oriental to objects, so I always use Asian

    Other person: You are just being Politically Correct.

    Me: I don't think I am, it is effortless on my part to say Asian and I then don't have to worry about offending any one accidentally.

    Other Person: Exactly, you are trying not to offend, so you are being PC.

    Now, obviously this is somewhat paraphrased and condensed from a longer conversation. What I want to know though, is in the example I gave as I gave it, am I being Politically Correct to use the term Asian instead of Oriental?
    No, it's not being politically correct because Asians aren't objects. It's just "correct".

    Another point, I find it a bit annoying and even more damaging to society than actual political correctness that people are now referring to manners as political correctness seemingly as means to excuse themselves from the common courtesy of respecting people and being polite. I consider it much more damaging to go around saying things to purposely offend people than to use language that facilitates conversation.

    It seems to me that most of the people who complain relentlessly about political correctness are just social retards who never learned the importance of language and don't want to take responsibility for the reactions they get from people.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    An individual can choose what words to use for themselves and there's nothing wrong with that. It's when they start expecting everyone else to use the same terminology because they're convinced that nobody ought to be offended, ever, for any reason, that it becomes PC and extremely wrong. Make your own decisions, allow everyone else to do the same. Enforced group-think is wrong.
    i never said nobody should be offended, ever, for any reason. i just believe a little consideration never hurt anyone. if you or others feel it's more important to use a word that could offend someone rather than to consider their feelings, so be it. i think most of the time, another word would suffice, and the only reason people use offensive words is too denigrate the other person AND to attract attention to themselves.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i never said nobody should be offended, ever, for any reason. i just believe a little consideration never hurt anyone. if you or others feel it's more important to use a word that could offend someone rather than to consider their feelings, so be it. i think most of the time, another word would suffice, and the only reason people use offensive words is too denigrate the other person AND to attract attention to themselves.
    Cool, do what you want to do and follow your own choices and allow others to do the same.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Cool, do what you want to do and follow your own choices and allow others to do the same.
    cool, and let's not pretend that using words you know are offensive to others is anything but childish. which is perfectly ok on an internet forum.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    cool, and let's not pretend that using words you know are offensive to others is anything but childish. which is perfectly ok on an internet forum.
    Let's not pretend that you're the sole arbiter of what may or may not be offensive to everyone.
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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Let's not pretend that you're the sole arbiter of what may or may not be offensive to everyone.
    She didn't say "words that are offensive". She said "words that you know" are offensive meaning that if you know they are offensive to the person and you still use them, you are being a child.

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    Re: Politically Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    She didn't say "words that are offensive". She said "words that you know" are offensive meaning that if you know they are offensive to the person and you still use them, you are being a child.
    thank you.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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