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Posted 10/4/11
People on the internet, like all people, act differently when they aren't held accountable for their actions. What do you guys think it means when people use language online they wouldn't use in person, like racial slurs? I find the internet to be filled with the "N word" but don't think any of the people that say it have ever even thought it around a black person.

Just for what it's worth, I'm not black nor am I especially racially sensitive, just using a strong example.
Posted 10/4/11
What N word? Certainly not Nutsaratians from Nutsaland?
Posted 10/4/11
you mean like crackin "yo mama" jokes online but you wouldn't say them to someone when their mama is around?
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I strictly type as I speak. But your observation of seeing certain behaviors online and not seeing them in person is not an observation I share. I witness plenty of people, primarily black people, use "nigga" in ordinary sentences. And of course, with the cliche that if someone of white skin says it, only then does it mysteriously go from a friendly word to being offensive.

It is also noteworthy that pronouncing "lol" and "wtf" has worked its way into ordinary speech. I have indeed heard people speak it. I don't like it, but this is how language develops. Language is never a static thing, so these changes must be accepted.

Cliche overused jokes are plenty present in person too. Of course "your mom" is popular in person. I've heard people in person say "ragequit" in various contexts. "What is this I don't even." has been declared.

Thus, I assume that people that type incomprehensible moronic stuff would be people I'd want to avoid in person, as this is the same language that they're struggling with.
Posted 10/4/11
I haven't personally heard much internet lingo said outloud unless it was on accident or on TV/movies. I suppose people feel more comfortable talking however they want online.


underlock wrote:

What N word? Certainly not Nutsaratians from Nutsaland?


"Your search - Nutsaratians - did not match any documents."
I feel silly for googling that now.
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Posted 10/4/11
I tend to say nigga quite a bit online. Only jokingly, though. I'm not racist. I'm pretty sure I only say it to white people, and that applies to real life, too. Although, my black friend and black relatives don't mind.
Posted 10/4/11
I have never used that term in real life or in the internet before. Sure, I will say rude things, but never the N word (except when I read books).
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Posted 10/4/11
Online and ofline huh. I've seen a lot of those Keyboard warriors hanging around saying ' ahahahah lez meet up irl i'll put my shoe in your ass and totally make u cry for losing ur anal virginity '' and then when we meet up they're like '' come on whacko lez fight '' but don't dare to do shit without having an entire army behind him supporting him ._.
Posted 10/4/11
Q: What do you guys think it means when people use language online they wouldn't use in person, like racial slurs?

A: Cowards that hide behind a computer screen? To be honest, it doesn't bother me much. Only pathetic people talk tough online and say obscurities when they wouldn't dare say it to your face.
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Posted 10/4/11
Well, there isn't a real consequence on the internet.. and sometimes it's funny. What does it matter? It's the internet.
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Posted 10/4/11

Baka-God wrote:

Online and ofline huh. I've seen a lot of those Keyboard warriors hanging around saying ' ahahahah lez meet up irl i'll put my shoe in your ass and totally make u cry for losing ur anal virginity '' and then when we meet up they're like '' come on whacko lez fight '' but don't dare to do shit without having an entire army behind him supporting him ._.


i bet you are one of them
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Posted 10/4/11
Truth be told? I really couldn't care what kind of language a person uses online.

uNL355 It5 |i3K di55!!!!1111

Seriously, the heck is that?
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Posted 10/4/11 , edited 10/4/11
Do you by any chance mean NIGGER?? I'll say it in real life, but I'm no hick so it's not like I'd use it as a slur. Still, it's just a word, so I'm not scared to use it.



habercrombie wrote:

Well, there isn't a real consequence on the internet


Yeah, who's going to fucking care anyways? If you don't like it, you can just leave any time you want.


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No double posting >:(
Posted 10/4/11
uh i pretty much type how i speak.

probably because there to scared to say it in front of them or around them, they think there protected when they have a screen in front of them xD
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Posted 10/4/11

Bossy-Cat wrote:


Baka-God wrote:

Online and ofline huh. I've seen a lot of those Keyboard warriors hanging around saying ' ahahahah lez meet up irl i'll put my shoe in your ass and totally make u cry for losing ur anal virginity '' and then when we meet up they're like '' come on whacko lez fight '' but don't dare to do shit without having an entire army behind him supporting him ._.


i bet you are one of them


If that is what you think, then sure why not? yooo lezz meet up i'll pimp slap u till ur own royal family doesnt reconise uu dawg.



^

And that was sarcasm if you didn't get it in before you rage post something.
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