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(NPR)   Today, on Maybe You Should Reword That: "How would you kill the N-word?"   (npr.org ) divider line
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2013-08-14 10:39:43 AM  
In before Blazing Saddles.
 
2013-08-14 10:41:28 AM  
Can't you just let the N-words kill each other?

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2013-08-14 10:42:34 AM  
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2013-08-14 10:42:34 AM  

GoldDude: Can't you just let the N-words kill each other?

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working for Chicago so far.
 
2013-08-14 10:43:15 AM  
poison the worlds watermelon and fried chicken supply?
 
2013-08-14 10:43:18 AM  
Successful and attractive text filters?
 
2013-08-14 10:43:42 AM  
When society ceases to make it one of the most powerful words in history, people will stop using it.
 
2013-08-14 10:44:06 AM  
 
2013-08-14 10:44:23 AM  

FrancoFile: In before Blazing Saddles.


hey, where the... damn, beat me to it
 
2013-08-14 10:45:45 AM  
some has to post it... despite the Weeners...

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2013-08-14 10:46:27 AM  
well someone still has to post the pic... it just wouldn't be right if it wasn't here...

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2013-08-14 10:46:40 AM  

1derful: When society ceases to make it one of the most powerful words in history, people will stop using it.

 
2013-08-14 10:46:54 AM  
Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.
 
2013-08-14 10:47:18 AM  
I would stop making such a big deal about it and just let it diffuse into mainstream/popular culture, and in a few generations people would barely remember where it even came from.
 
2013-08-14 10:47:55 AM  
This honky,white ass cracker Casper doesn't use that N-word, but I have black associates that do.
 
2013-08-14 10:48:29 AM  
Stop giving it so much power and it will lose relevance. I don't use the word, but the very fact that it has to be replaced with a surrogate word, which forces me to say the actual word in my mind, gives it undue strength. I grew up in an area where it was commonly used; even there it is no longer used in mixed company. As fewer children grow up hearing the word, it has been fading from common use as an epithet.

The F-word used to be a powerful, conversation-stopping word. Now when I hear it my mind arbitrarily converts the word to background noise, or makes me feel sorry for the person unable to articulate their point using another non-swear word.

Same goes for the C-word. It's a word. I hear women using the word more and more, gradually it loses impact. When you can't go to it for shock value, you'll pick another word to use.
 
2013-08-14 10:49:01 AM  
It is the people who get offended by a word that gives that word it's power.
 
2013-08-14 10:49:30 AM  
sorry about the double post... my first session locked up on me... thought I killed it...
also... the fark filter coverted 'p_o_s_t   n_u_m_e_r_o    u_n_o' into weeners... I thought fp was boobies?

/off to check the farq...
 
2013-08-14 10:49:59 AM  

rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.


Have you tried "Republican?"

Maybe "Teabagger?"

What?

They call each other that all the time.  I see R-words walking around calling each other T-words everywhere I go.
 
2013-08-14 10:51:46 AM  
The more we don't say [Voldemort] the more we give his name power.
 
2013-08-14 10:52:09 AM  

Pangea: Stop giving it so much power and it will lose relevance. I don't use the word, but the very fact that it has to be replaced with a surrogate word, which forces me to say the actual word in my mind, gives it undue strength. I grew up in an area where it was commonly used; even there it is no longer used in mixed company. As fewer children grow up hearing the word, it has been fading from common use as an epithet.

The F-word used to be a powerful, conversation-stopping word. Now when I hear it my mind arbitrarily converts the word to background noise, or makes me feel sorry for the person unable to articulate their point using another non-swear word.

Same goes for the C-word. It's a word. I hear women using the word more and more, gradually it loses impact. When you can't go to it for shock value, you'll pick another word to use.


THIS!
 
2013-08-14 10:52:42 AM  
Beetlejuice!   Beetlejuice!   Beetlejuice!
 
2013-08-14 10:53:48 AM  

rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.


Too easy. It's all about knowing your demographic. Go to rural South Carolina and call the first white guy you see a liberal Obama voter.

Go to downtown Boston and call the first white woman you see an obvious "liberal, because it's cool".

Guaranteed they'll both take the bait.
 
2013-08-14 10:53:55 AM  
I had heard that the bird is the word.
 
2013-08-14 10:55:25 AM  

Cake Hunter: I had heard that the bird is the word.


Damn you!
 
2013-08-14 10:55:35 AM  
It's okay. I'm taking the N Word back.

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2013-08-14 10:55:50 AM  
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2013-08-14 10:57:14 AM  
wonder what George Carlin's take on this would be? It's only a word !
 
2013-08-14 10:57:42 AM  
Yay, Loius CK is relevant two days in a row!

Offended by the N word (NSFW language)

/you're makin me say it
 
2013-08-14 10:57:44 AM  

GoldDude: Can't you just let the N-words kill each other?

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Its called a "self cleaning oven", law enforcement will let a neighborhood become that from time to time.
 
2013-08-14 10:59:20 AM  
The word is dead. Been dead for decades, though hipster dufus brothers prop up its corpse to sell music and comedy skits. If only news outlets would stop stabbing its remains...
 
2013-08-14 10:59:23 AM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Pangea: Same goes for the C-word. It's a word. I hear women using the word more and more, gradually it loses impact. When you can't go to it for shock value, you'll pick another word to use.

THIS!


Your use of the T-word sickens and disgusts me.
 
2013-08-14 11:00:13 AM  

rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.


Yah being called a cracker just doesn't have the sting to it the N word does
 
2013-08-14 11:00:29 AM  
Only when everyone truly lives this sentiment:

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I worked with a buncha guys that loved to rag people.  When they ragged me, I either laughed or ignored them.  Didn't take long for them to them to move on to better targets than me.

Moral:  DON'T FEED THE TROLLS.
 
2013-08-14 11:01:06 AM  

GoldDude: Can't you just let the N-words kill each other?

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2013-08-14 11:04:11 AM  

rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.


Because we're white! What can you say to bring us down? It's awesome being white!


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2013-08-14 11:05:19 AM  

whosits_112: rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.

Because we're white! What can you say to bring us down? It's awesome being white!


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"Took me back to a time when I owned land and people...ruined my day"
 
2013-08-14 11:08:45 AM  
I'm offended that the article uses the word "kill".
 
2013-08-14 11:09:09 AM  
People get upset a lot about words.
 
2013-08-14 11:09:29 AM  
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2013-08-14 11:09:40 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: whosits_112: rjakobi: Still no potent slur for middle class white Americans.

Because we're white! What can you say to bring us down? It's awesome being white!


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"Took me back to a time when I owned land and people...ruined my day"


Ok fine.

I got a lot going for me, I'm healthy, I'm relatively young, I'm white, which thank God for that shiat boy.

"Not saying that white people are better, I'm saying that being white is clearly better, who could argue?"
 
2013-08-14 11:10:47 AM  
I don't know, maybe stop pretending like certain words have magic powers?  This isn't Hogwart's, a word's ability to offend someone comes entirely from their willingness to let it.

I kind of think, deep down, that a lot of people pretty much live to be offended.
 
2013-08-14 11:11:05 AM  

Carn: "Not saying that white people are better, I'm saying that being white is clearly better, who could argue?"


Black people can't fark with time machines
 
2013-08-14 11:11:45 AM  
The 'n' are doing a pretty good job of illustrating why there's an 'n' word.

/NPR
//self-inflicted white liberal guilt
 
2013-08-14 11:13:09 AM  
This thread needs more Carlin:  http://youtu.be/mUvdXxhLPa8
 
2013-08-14 11:14:03 AM  
Sticks and stones.....
 
2013-08-14 11:15:06 AM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: "Not saying that white people are better, I'm saying that being white is clearly better, who could argue?"

Black people can't fark with time machines


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2013-08-14 11:16:00 AM  
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2013-08-14 11:17:13 AM  
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2013-08-14 11:20:41 AM  

whosits_112: IdBeCrazyIf: Carn: "Not saying that white people are better, I'm saying that being white is clearly better, who could argue?"

Black people can't fark with time machines

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That's the "Time Haters" - but it's forgiven if you didn't make the image.
 
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