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(Daily Mail)   Duke University deems "Man Up" and "Don't be a pussy" to be derogatory slang students shouldn't use. No word on how they feel about sucking   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 109
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2014-04-29 04:11:13 PM  

Lattices aren't Distributive: Fafai: Lattices aren't Distributive: GrizzledVeteran: Younger Farkers may not know that, not too many decades ago, "____ sucks" or "you suck" was not accepted as part of polite, everyday language. Though not swearing/cursing, it was equally objectionable (to "average society" on the whole) and likely to prompt a retort from your parent, teacher, whatever. It was never said (in that sense) on network TV/radio, for example.

It still grates on me, and I hate hearing it in everyday discourse, or even ad campaigns. Just a sign of gettin' old, I reckon. Older people don't say it much *not* 'cause it's new slang, but likely because they grew up when it was longshoreman talk.

/yes, times change...

I'm offended by it because the meaning is all wrong. As a reference to fellatio. saying that something sucks really ought to mean that it's doing something farking awesome.

But you're talking about the sucker, not the suckee. It's akin to saying "that's gay."

/seriously knew a guy who claimed "sucks" was homophobic. everyone just needs to calm down about this shiat

Exactly - the sucker is doing something awesome. The suckee is having something awesome done to him.


I actually prefer being the sucker TBH so the suckee providing a nice dick is also doing something awesome. You're right, it's just awesome all around. "Sucks" should mean awesome.

/newsletter, etc
 
2014-04-29 04:23:45 PM  

Fafai: Does this mean you agree that your approach has the possibility of being ineffective or counter-productive to your cause?


Of course it does.  It's certainly possible.  But I'd rather end the effects of bigotry today, and simultaneously work on education to limit its growth.

Rebellious right-wingers objecting to social progress have existed throughout history, and they've been wrong every time.
 
2014-04-29 04:26:38 PM  

Fafai: So you don't like my "change their actions" approach and you don't like ikanreed's "change their minds" (or do you?) What kind of education do you propose? The approach in TFA? I'd say we do work to educate others on this but in the meantime why wait for them to finally 'get it?' Some people take a while to get it. Others never will. That's no license to go denying people basic rights. It also doesn't precule having laws against macheteing people in the face.


His way isn't 'changing their minds' it's bully them with ridicule until they act in a way you find socially acceptable, which is keeping in line with the Middle Ages RCC. I have problems when a methodology sans Spanish Inquisition as it doesn't educate or do anything to change things in the long run. Again you two are looking at things from a very small piece on the time line. No they're not going to just one day 'get it' but lots of people don't want to/can't/set in their ways/etc. Your best bet is to present new options to the next generation without straight up indoctrinating them.

Unless you're in the Congo in which case I'm of the firm belief that there isn't really anything that can be done there.

Enforcing equal rights is all well and good, but again, it doesn't *fix* the problem, that problem being the carbon sacks mentioned earlier. It just covers it up.
 
2014-04-29 08:42:11 PM  
This is the most developmentally disabled thing I've read all day.
 
2014-04-29 08:55:04 PM  
That article was gay.
 
2014-04-29 10:25:35 PM  

Trail of Dead: There was a similar campaign in San Francisco a few years back.. Posters like these on bus stops etc. I hate them. I'm bery liberal, and agree with some of these posters actually, but forced PC is scary. Nobody should be telling other people what they are allowed to say. Go ahead and shame people for saying "tranny" after the fact - I think that works better.

youarenothelping.jpg

I have to give conservatives a pointvin this issue.


It's also creating a hostile environment on campuses.  Everyone starts to worry about who gets offended and what they have to do to avoid pissing off the PC police.  I brought something like this up with the group after someone reserved a table at a bar one night under our groups name. After explaining that if we use the group name it might be deemed a school function and if someone gets their feelings hurt (15 people sitting in a room drinking beers and talking trash how could that ever happen right?) they could complain to the school and get our asses kicked off campus.  After that we reserved it under the name of 80's bands.  If someone really pushed it, would it have worked? I don't know, glad we didn't have to test it because frankly, universities work on the "guilty and we don't give a shiat about process" principle of justice.
 
2014-04-30 08:11:33 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: dittybopper: Capo Del Bandito: dittybopper: You foppish molly-house refugee.  You smell of dandy-funk.

Well now you're obviously just trying to arouse me.

/It's working

Well, duh.  Dandy-funk is basically hardtack fried in bacon grease, and served with jam or molasses.

/It's the smell of bacon


Need to find somewhere that makes that...


Make it yourself.

Hardtack is simple, it's just flour and water baked into a hard, tile-like cracker (it's also called 'sea biscuit').  Soften it with a bit of water, and fry it in the bacon grease.  That is called "muffles", and it's good in it's own right.  When you add the sweetness of jam or molasses, it's dandy-funk.
 
2014-04-30 12:29:47 PM  

Trail of Dead: The My Little Pony Killer: Trail of Dead: There was a similar campaign in San Francisco a few years back.. Posters like these on bus stops etc. I hate them. I'm bery liberal, and agree with some of these posters actually, but forced PC is scary. Nobody should be telling other people what they are allowed to say. Go ahead and shame people for saying "tranny" after the fact - I think that works better.

youarenothelping.jpg

I have to give conservatives a pointvin this issue.

Asking you to think about words before you use them is a far cry from "forced PC."

Doing this with posters plastered all over the city is freaky.

"Please don't talk like this"

I just think this does nothing beyond making liberals look like the thought police.


I can only imagine your fear at being forced to read said posters with that gun held to your head.

/in other news, you're still being dramatic over being asked to consider your words
 
2014-04-30 05:31:17 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: you're still being dramatic over being asked to consider your words


I agree. Getting all dramatic over words is ridiculous. Especially to the point of making posters about it.
 
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