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16-09-2020, 13:31   #316
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16-09-2020, 13:48   #317
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I was surprised when I came to this part of the world that Paki is considered an offensive/racist term. Back home it was simply a slang term for Pakistani in the same way that Aussie was for Australian. It was normal to hear it on the radio or TV when people were talking about the Pakistani cricket team. I have been called out a few times when I have used it in Ireland or the UK (by white people) even though I was simply referring to something Pakistani.
I guess that it proves that's not so much the word itself but the context and the intent of it's use that's important.
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16-09-2020, 13:57   #318
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Every time a term or phrase is banned for being racist or offensive I have to look up why it would be considered racist or offensive (except for some of the most obvious ones). Surely I'm not alone in this?
Is it really up to every person to figure out all terms, phrases and words that may be offensive to someone or some group and then promptly delete them from their vocabulary?

Yeah, I'd be the same a lot of the time. Like, I don't understand the cakewalk one and havent looked it up.

There doesn't seem to be a consideration for evolved language. Too much concern on historic rather than current meaning.
But then the opposite can also be true.

Take ****** for example.
it seems that it's the modern meaning alone that has it as an offensive word. Why can't other "offensive" old words which have evolved to inoffensive meanings continue to be used.

Seems like a double standard.


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Boards won't let me write the word for a bundle of twigs used to start a fire....
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16-09-2020, 14:06   #319
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I was surprised when I came to this part of the world that Paki is considered an offensive/racist term. Back home it was simply a slang term for Pakistani in the same way that Aussie was for Australian. It was normal to hear it on the radio or TV when people were talking about the Pakistani cricket team. I have been called out a few times when I have used it in Ireland or the UK (by white people) even though I was simply referring to something Pakistani.


Yeah, but for some reason Abo was accepted as being offensive, hey?

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Just seen you are from NZ rather than Aus. or OZ as they sometimes call in in NZ
I reckon a fair few Kiwis would not know that Abo was offensive in Aus at the same time many other cultural/national nicknames were still acceptable.

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16-09-2020, 14:13   #320
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I guess that it proves that's not so much the word itself but the context and the intent of it's use that's important.
Intent is being done away with.
It's perception now, even by someone merely within earshot (ie, percieved to be offensive on behalf of...)

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16-09-2020, 14:32   #321
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Intent is being done away with now.
It's perception now, even by someone merely within earshot (ie, offended on behalf of...)
Or words that happen to sound like other words, even if it's from another language.
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Take ****** for example.
it seems that it's the modern meaning alone that has it as an offensive word. Why can't other "offensive" old words which have evolved to inoffensive meanings continue to be used.

Seems like a double standard.


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Boards won't let me write the word for a bundle of twigs used to start a fire....
****** is also a kind of meatball.

Can't even say you live on ****** Hill in Cork on this.
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16-09-2020, 16:04   #323
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Speaking of book burning ...

https://twitter.com/darrengrimes_/st...706852355?s=20

Never mind the book burning, the absolute slanderous lies !!
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16-09-2020, 16:07   #324
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I find that video just so sad.

You're not allowed to have an opinion any more, if the mob doesn't agree with it.

I'm sure JKR isn't losing much sleep over it all to be fair.
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Yup, that's where all of this will bring society.
Unthinking cheerleaders, take note.
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Can these new ultra-liberals not see that burning books has been done before?

And how it makes them look?
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16-09-2020, 16:19   #327
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Can these new ultra-liberals not see that burning books has been done before?

And how it makes them look?
They don't care. They're too self-absorbed.
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16-09-2020, 16:39   #328
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Can these new ultra-liberals not see that burning books has been done before?

And how it makes them look?
Yeah but those people were wrong, these people are certain they're right.
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16-09-2020, 16:44   #329
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Yeah, but for some reason Abo was accepted as being offensive, hey?

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Just seen you are from NZ rather than Aus. or OZ as they sometimes call in in NZ
I reckon a fair few Kiwis would not know that Abo was offensive in Aus at the same time many other cultural/national nicknames were still acceptable.
I didn't know that Abo was considered offensive. It's a term I use. I'll have to tell my Aussie mates that. They'll probably tell me to **** off 😆
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16-09-2020, 17:27   #330
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Speaking of book burning ...

https://twitter.com/darrengrimes_/st...706852355?s=20

Never mind the book burning, the absolute slanderous lies !!
Ah the Old Communist Fascist, Nazi Fascist Look ! ! !

A great way to show the World that you are Wrong ! ! !
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