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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    Being that I have never really been all that close to deorated balls I may be missing something!!!! On second thought maybe not. hehehehehe
    Once my wife said she missed my balls.

    Then she adjusted her aim.

    *rimshot*

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Once my wife said she missed my balls.

    Then she adjusted her aim.

    *rimshot*
    Har har har..... I can only say that in my life experience I have only had my hands on baseballs. I am rather naive in the area of which you now speak.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    Har har har..... I can only say that in my life experience I have only had my hands on baseballs. I am rather naive in the area of which you now speak.
    I'm no expert myself.

    I am familiar with one set of 'em, though. They're pretty nasty things. I highly recommend steadfast avoidance.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'm no expert myself.

    I am familiar with one set of 'em, though. They're pretty nasty things. I highly recommend steadfast avoidance.
    I think I will take you at your word on this.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    I think I will take you at your word on this.
    Good. That's the first step to avoidance. If I could avoid my own, I would.



    Sorry about the derail, but this thread needed a humor pick-me-up.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Good. That's the first step to avoidance. If I could avoid my own, I would.



    Sorry about the derail, but this thread needed a humor pick-me-up.
    Yeah id did get a little serious there. Well back to the grind.

    Time get on topic again. I now find words only in the context to have any power over me. It is not even a power it is an effect on me. It leaves me more judgmental of the person saying then then having anything to do with me. I stay distant from the word assaults.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    Yeah id did get a little serious there. Well back to the grind.

    Time get on topic again. I now find words only in the context to have any power over me. It is not even a power it is an effect on me. It leaves me more judgmental of the person saying then then having anything to do with me. I stay distant from the word assaults.
    Personally, I can't think of a time when something that was said to me actually bothered me. I don't really have an issue with someone having a negative opinion of me for any reasons, valid or not.

    But bad things said to people I care about is another matter entirely. I've gotten quite bothered by that before.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Personally, I can't think of a time when something that was said to me actually bothered me. I don't really have an issue with someone having a negative opinion of me for any reasons, valid or not.

    But bad things said to people I care about is another matter entirely. I've gotten quite bothered by that before.
    It is more a minority problem. Though words or slurs can be directed at anyone. An example though it may sound silly is the phrase four eyes. A simple pair of words use by kids to berate someone that wears glasses. This can be damaging to a child.

    If we have to curb all such phrases which would be good we would always be aware of our language.
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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    Yeah id did get a little serious there. Well back to the grind.

    Time get on topic again. I now find words only in the context to have any power over me. It is not even a power it is an effect on me. It leaves me more judgmental of the person saying then then having anything to do with me. I stay distant from the word assaults.
    It's the same way for me. I am much more inclined to take offense over someone's demeanor and stance than I am over the language they actually use.

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    Re: Are some words inherently offensive or is context important?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    It's the same way for me. I am much more inclined to take offense over someone's demeanor and stance than I am over the language they actually use.
    I so agree with that. A person can say something seemingly harmless but if there is an attitude behind it this could be a great threat. Language is important. It is important to know the meaning of words and the damage they can do.
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