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What are the words that infuriate you or you feel they are thrown around easily?
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"Gay" when used as a synonym for stupid.
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"Join me on LinkedIn/Facebook, etc"

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KarenAraragi wrote:

What are the words that infuriate you or you feel they are thrown around easily?
Could you explain why they infuriate you or why you feel that they are thrown around easily?


Autistic, Faggot, etc. Really any go to insult on the Internet these days it shows they either don't even account for who these people actually are and what they go through or maybe even care. I don't resort to derogatory slander revolving around a large group of people because I know injustice and descrimenation and it's never fair or warrented more than often fuelled by hate or cruelty. That's one ideal that's easy to follow through with.


To be fair as an Autistic person the Autism one bothers me however i don't take offence as i use Gay as slang for stupid around my friends so it would be very hypocritical of me to be upset.

That being said Faggot and Gay i don't consider them to mean homosexual personally and with Autistic i think people say that meaning low functioning because they are uneducated and don't realize Autism is not always a bad thing.

Just my two cents but honestly if your going to use Faggot or Gay or Autistic derogatorily do it like i do...around friends in context (so it doesn't offend) with friends who don't care...because doing it in public someone is bound to be offended.-


It's when they use them to try and put themselves on a higher ground as a person when in fact it makes them lesser. Like lets say you have aspergers but you work for NASA yet just because they say you're autistic they think they're automatically smarter than you even though they can't solve a simple word problem etc...


Pretty much (coincidentally i have Aspergers haha)

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Posted 2/28/16 , edited 2/28/16

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"Gay" when used as a synonym for stupid.


You better not look in the dictionary and see what the informal meaning for Gay is...



Funnily enough most of my Gay friends or past Gay friends used Gay informally and had no problem with it so it might be cultural.
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"Ironically" and "satire" always seem to be used incorrectly nowadays. "Un-ironically" makes me want to gouge my throat out with rusty scissors.

"Oppression" is abused to hell. As is "triggered" and "rape" due to today's social justice movement. "Offensive" just makes me laugh. It's nothing but a whine. "Entitled" is starting to bother me. I'm okay with the definition, but it's more about how people use it to basically say they should be given something they didn't earn. Like if you try to explain why they can't be given something, their argument is that they are "entitled" to it. That's not even a reason. That's like saying "You must give this to me, no ifs, ands, or buts, because reasons."

"Literally" is dead. It's used both to indicate something actually happened a certain incredible way as well as to exaggerate (and say it happened a certain way when it really didn't), so it's totally unusable as far as I'm concerned.

I still use "retarded" and "gay" on occasion to informally convey that something is stupid. I grew up using those words like that and if people are offended, they really have no business being around me. I actually have faith that people aren't so weak that they'll burst into flame from hearing these words, especially if it has nothing personally to do with them during the instance in which I said it. What's next, "cancer" being offensive because it's a serious and deadly illness?
Posted 2/28/16 , edited 2/28/16

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"Ironically" and "satire" always seem to be used incorrectly nowadays. "Un-ironically" makes me want to gouge my throat out with rusty scissors.

"Oppression" is abused to hell. As is "triggered" and "rape" due to today's social justice movement. "Offensive" just makes me laugh. It's nothing but a whine. "Entitled" is starting to bother me. I'm okay with the definition, but it's more about how people use it to basically say they should be given something they didn't earn.

"Literally" is dead. It's used both to indicate something actually happened a certain incredible way as well as to exaggerate (and say it happened a certain way when it really didn't), so it's totally unusable as far as I'm concerned.

I still use "retarded" and "gay" on occasion to informally convey that something is stupid. I grew up using those words like that and if people are offended, they really have no business being around me. I actually have faith that people aren't so weak that they'll burst into flame from hearing these words.


Nah doesn't. I like guys and I use that gay when something is well stupid. I have been around some kids who are medically retarded. But the words doesn't offend me. Unless is used to insult somebody who medically retarded.
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Nah doesn't. I like guys and I use that gay when something is well stupid. I have been around some kids who are medically retarded. But the words doesn't offend me. Unless is used to insult somebody who medically retarded.


Pretty much. I understand why I shouldn't say it if that person is actually suffering from it, but it baffles me when totally unaffected people are very upset by it. I have a habit of also using "fag" and similar words to tell someone he/she is being a whiny idiot (has nothing to do with their orientation). I felt bad when I actually said it to a gay guy. Sort of just slipped out. I'm fine saying it to my straight friends, though. Sort of like how you don't make 'your mom' jokes to someone whose mother recently died.

It also reminds me of the time I was doing editing work and was on a writing forum. Someone said all Asians are so smart and do math and stuff. I wasn't offended but everyone else was. And they were all white. It's like they WANT to be angry. Completely retarded, cancerous, and gay.

On a somewhat related note, I now take it as a compliment when someone calls me a "shitlord." It's like a term of endearment to me.
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Nah doesn't. I like guys and I use that gay when something is well stupid. I have been around some kids who are medically retarded. But the words doesn't offend me. Unless is used to insult somebody who medically retarded.


Pretty much. I understand why I shouldn't say it if that person is actually suffering from it, but it baffles me when totally unaffected people are very upset by it. I have a habit of also using "fag" and similar words to tell someone he/she is being a whiny idiot (has nothing to do with their orientation). I felt bad when I actually said it to a gay guy. Sort of just slipped out. I'm fine saying it to my straight friends, though.

It also reminds me of the time I was doing editing work and was on a writing forum. Someone said all Asians are so smart and do math and stuff. I wasn't offended but everyone else was. And they were all white. It's like they WANT to be angry. Completely retarded, cancerous, and gay.


I know PV is going to get mad a me saying this but isn't that Social justice warriors?
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Posted 2/28/16 , edited 2/28/16

KarenAraragi wrote:

I know PV is going to get mad a me saying this but isn't that Social justice warriors?


I think so. Real social justice is stuff like voting rights and protection from violence and proportional pay in the workplace. Not weird pronouns and censoring speech just because you think it is "offensive." I call the real social justice people "advocates."

"Warriors" is used for the angsty teenagers who want to feel like they are doing something important by getting upset.
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What anime is that pic from?
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KarenAraragi wrote:


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What anime is that pic from?


Magic Boy. Circa 1964? First full length anime released in Australian cinemas.
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"I promise" pisses me off. They never do keep their promise. Also, "see you tomorrow" seems to mean "see you in a few months time if I feel like it" now
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Glorianos wrote:

"Gay" when used as a synonym for stupid.


You better not look in the dictionary and see what the informal meaning for Gay is...



Funnily enough most of my Gay friends or past Gay friends used Gay informally and had no problem with it so it might be cultural.


Yes groups that are or have usually use the name or term usued to identify them and intagrate it to take power away from the word like the N word or just owning up to a mistake the only problem is these people have done nothing wrong which makes it frustrating.
Posted 2/28/16
when somebody say no-problem all the time. It really annoys me. to me it feels like a brush off.
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