N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27698 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
Quoting Queso (Reply 5):
Yeah. "Offensive" is whatever a special interest group makes of it.
This isn't some little "special interest". This is a whole group of people who are having their very nature insulted. It is no different than using the N word for black people or any other slur you can think of.
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13469 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days ago) and read 2184 times:
Sometimes, some people should know when it is time to leave the stage. Jerry Lewis is quite old at 81 and has had serious health problems for years and one has to wonder if he should let someone else take over his important MDA fundraiser. Comments like he just made will put pressure on the major corporate sponsors to not donate in the future.
Worse, is why we have to raise money through charity to deal with those with or to find cures or other ways to deal with a group of serious medical problems. That should be the job of our government.
Older people frequently use language that younger ones find, at best, inappropriate. It's a generational thing. The fact that he caught himself actually speaks well for him. No need to slaughter the man for it.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Santosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
If I'm able to host a telethon at the age of 81 I'll be doing pretty good...
*Some* slack is in order for the man.
Quoting Queso (Reply 5): Yeah. "Offensive" is whatever a special interest group makes of it.
So by this logic, terms like "kike," "guinea," and "spear-chucking ditsoon" are solely manufactured by special interests (as opposed to being a raw manifestation of socio-ethnic hatred), and those individuals on the receiving end of such epithets should be told to just "get over it"...
"Pursuit Of Truth No Matter Where It Lies" -- Metallica
I think the K-word is patently offensive to many people, particularly when someone says it out of pure hatred. The second word you listed is probably less so, and the last one I have no idea what that means lol. But I would never use the K-word personally.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1993 times:
Quoting Santosdumont (Reply 12): So by this logic, terms like "kike," "guinea," and "spear-chucking ditsoon" are solely manufactured by special interests (as opposed to being a raw manifestation of socio-ethnic hatred), and those individuals on the receiving end of such epithets should be told to just "get over it"...
On the other hand, I get called a 'limey', a 'pommie bastard', a 'sassanach', and a 'gringo' quite regularly. I choose not to be offended. Shit, I even got called 'a white man's porch monkey' not so long ago by a very angry man. I thought that one was particularly creative and funny.
While there is a line that can be crossed, I think that some people can be a little over-sensitive and make a big deal out of one-time slip ups like JL's.
Tugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 6128 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 7
75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron
Racist Word Association Interview
Written by: Paul Mooney
Mr. Wilson.....Richard Pryor
Interviewer: Alright, Mr. Wilson, you've done just fine on the Rorshact.. your papers are in good order.. your file's fine.. no difficulties with your motor skills.. And I think you're probably ready for this job. We've got one more psychological test we always do here. It's just a Word Association. I'll throw you out a few words - anything that comes to your mind, just throw back at me, okay? It's kind of an arbitrary thing. Like, if I say "dog", you'd say..?
Mr. Wilson: "Tree".
Interviewer: "Tree". [ nods head, prepares the test papers ] "Dog".
Mr. Wilson: "Tree".
Mr. Wilson: "Slow".
Mr. Wilson: "Snow".
Mr. Wilson: "Black".
Mr. Wilson: "Pod".
Interviewer: [ casually ] "Negro".
Mr. Wilson: "Whitey".
Mr. Wilson: [ silent, sure he didn't hear what he thinks he heard ] What'd you say?
Interviewer: [ repeating ] "Tarbaby".
Mr. Wilson: "Ofay".
Mr. Wilson: "Redneck".
Mr. Wilson: [ starting to get angry ] "Peckerwood!"
Mr. Wilson: [ defensive ] "Cracker!"
Interviewer: [ aggressive ] "Spearchucker".
Mr. Wilson: "White trash!"
Interviewer: "Jungle Bunny!"
Mr. Wilson: [ upset ] "Honky!"
Mr. Wilson: [ really upset ] "Honky Honky!"
Interviewer: [ relentless ] "Nigger!"
Mr. Wilson: [ immediate ] "Dead honky!" [ face starts to flinch ]
Interviewer: [ quickly wraps the interview up ] Okay, Mr. Wilson, I think you're qualified for this job. How about a starting salary of $5,000?
Mr. Wilson: Your momma!
Interviewer: [ fumbling ] Uh.. $7,500 a year?
Mr. Wilson: Your grandmomma!
Interviewer: [ desperate ] $15,000, Mr. Wilson. You'll be the highest paid janitor in America. Just, don't.. don't hurt me, please..
Mr. Wilson: Okay.
Interviewer: [ relieved ] Okay.
Mr. Wilson: You want me to start now?
Interviewer: Oh, no, no.. that's alright. I'll clean all this up. Take a couple of weeks off, you look tired.
[ fade ]
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner