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Old 06-23-2011, 11:03 AM
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who wants to hang out with a downer who gets offended about fat jokes and irish jokes and black jokes?
Who wants to hang out with a boor who makes fat jokes and Irish jokes and black jokes?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:05 AM
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They're asking to get punched in the face.
Basically.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:06 AM
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Exactly, that's a good demonstration of what a downer might say.

I reckon I've just been called "white boy" too many times to really care. As long as I don't get jumped or shot, I don't care what anybody thinks; I'm not running for office.
There's no history of degradation or dehumanization behind "white boy."
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Why do people do this? Because racism is alive and well and it always will be. Shouldn't be a shocker.

Just don't hang around that person anymore.

I hear the word atleast 4-5 times a week I would say. Look at my location. Does it offend me? No, it honestly doesn't. Do I have black friends? Yes. If I got offended everytime I heard it, I would probably be in jail.
Why does getting offended equal jail?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Why does getting offended equal jail?
Well, if you offend someone enough they are likely to get physical depending on the person.

If that one incident offended you, you would likely get offended here every other day. Having grown up in a small farming town in the south, it's not unusual.

Although I think people are using it less now, you still hear it quite a bit.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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There's a fine line drawn in the sand here...

It really depends on how crude the joke actually is.

I have heard ethnic jokes of both my own (African American) and others, and thought they were funny (somewhat anyway). And I have definately heard others that did border or fully extend over inappropriate.


Stereotypes about sensitive historical events such as the Holocaust, slave trade etc are not funny imo...

Witty jokes about certain types of ethnic behavior can be funny if it doesn't cross a certain line.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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I'd be offended by the N word jokes. They are just too hurtful.

I had the exact opposite issue with a date. I was going to order lamb and she said it was not an ethical sort of meat. Then I made a joke about how I could just move to another country and become an illegal immigrant. She didn't like the word "illegal". Kind of ridiculous, but harmless I guess.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Yanno, I really dislike the "N" word.
I've never used it here mainly because I don't really need it and also because I know it's not acceptable, obviously. However, in my mother tongue and other languages, variations of the same word simply describe Blacks as a race and that's about it. I've noticed in recent years there's some PC of this nature going on back home, too, and American Blacks are referred to as African-Americans.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:49 PM
 
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I had the exact opposite issue with a date. I was going to order lamb and she said it was not an ethical sort of meat. Then I made a joke about how I could just move to another country and become an illegal immigrant. She didn't like the word "illegal". Kind of ridiculous, but harmless I guess.
I'd tell her to shove the perfectly fine lamb in her legal as@! On second thought, don't waste the good lamb!

Btw, I'm curious - what's "unethical" about lamb anyway?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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I'd tell her to shove the perfectly fine lamb in her legal as@! On second thought, don't waste the good lamb!

Btw, I'm curious - what's "unethical" about lamb anyway?
something about it being a baby animal. i might just have to say that i dont want to know what foods are ok or not ok to her. or maybe i'll sneak lamb in her food.
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