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2013-06-06 12:52:30 PM
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skullkrusher: cameroncrazy1984: skullkrusher: So NYC is easier to ride a bike in than other places because of paved roads? Brilliant point, Cam.

That's the joke. Try not to be a humorless dickwad all the time, okay?

try to learn to use sarcasm. See, when you mix sarcasm with sincerity your point becomes unclear.  LOL GRIDS! (NYC is special in that regard relative to other city) LOL PAVEMENT (it isn't... so what the fark are you talking about).

Not my fault your communication skills suck donkey dick


Hate to tell you, but it's likely you are the only person reading this thread who did not instantly understand the point of his sarcasm. Even given the usual limitations of text, that was pretty blatantly obvious.
2013-06-06 12:19:38 PM
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skullkrusher: Are you claiming that all or even most tourists in NYC are both from large, congested cities similar to NYC and have experience bicycling in them AND do so without a helmet? Yes or no?


Do you have evidence to the contrary? If someone from west bumfark Iowa who has never ridden in a city before and weighs 300 pounds decides to use citibike then isn't that just Darwin in action?

No, I think that most people who use citibike will be either commuters or tourists from large cities who are used to the urban biking environment. Will there be some idiots who try? Sure. But the majority probably won't be hicks.
2013-06-06 11:50:05 AM
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Barricaded Gunman: neversubmit: I'll bet the Jewish people did this!
/Jewish people instead of Jews
/so there's no hard J

Ha! I've always felt awkward about saying "Jew" instead of "Jewish person," too.  For reasons I can't explain, it just sounds perjorative and angry to me, like I'm pronouncing it "Jooo" like a nazi in an old Warner Bros movie.

/threadjack


Because it reduces a person to their ethnicity(tying back to Judaism's inheritance).  It's like using "black" as a noun.  It's subtle, but we know people aren't just defined by one attribute.

We're more ok with occupation/religion because those are choices that reflect personality.

//Just in case someone accuses me of being "PC Police", let me note you're free to call people whatever you want, some language is just inherently more insulting.
2013-06-06 11:37:53 AM
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neversubmit: I'll bet the Jewish people did this!
/Jewish people instead of Jews
/so there's no hard J


Ha! I've always felt awkward about saying "Jew" instead of "Jewish person," too.  For reasons I can't explain, it just sounds perjorative and angry to me, like I'm pronouncing it "Jooo" like a nazi in an old Warner Bros movie.

/threadjack
2013-06-06 10:05:13 AM
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I guess I think of it more as vaguely Dutch.
 
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