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Started by Mesozoic Mister Nigel, March 05, 2014, 03:25:15 AM

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Thug is not racially loaded to me. It was commonly used in RI referring to the mafia, and we use it in the SCA as a compliment to our army and household.
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Using the word thug on someone isn't racist.

It's cultural appropriation, how dare they mislabel people as belonging to the Thuggee.

It's like me walking into a room full of you people and going "you miserable Maori shits"
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Quote from: Faust on March 05, 2014, 09:09:16 PM
Using the word thug on someone isn't racist.

It's cultural appropriation, how dare they mislabel people as belonging to the Thuggee.

It's like me walking into a room full of you people and going "you miserable Maori shits"

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Quote from: The Suu on March 05, 2014, 08:50:15 PM
Thug is not racially loaded to me. It was commonly used in RI referring to the mafia, and we use it in the SCA as a compliment to our army and household.

I am not even really sure how to respond to this.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


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There is no ethnic component in the mafia. 




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Quote from: Nigel on March 06, 2014, 04:48:11 PM
Quote from: The Suu on March 05, 2014, 08:50:15 PM
Thug is not racially loaded to me. It was commonly used in RI referring to the mafia, and we use it in the SCA as a compliment to our army and household.

I am not even really sure how to respond to this.

Clearly, this is about the SCA.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

"Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
- TGRR, raising the bar at work.

Mesozoic Mister Nigel

Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on March 06, 2014, 04:52:34 PM
Quote from: Nigel on March 06, 2014, 04:48:11 PM
Quote from: The Suu on March 05, 2014, 08:50:15 PM
Thug is not racially loaded to me. It was commonly used in RI referring to the mafia, and we use it in the SCA as a compliment to our army and household.

I am not even really sure how to respond to this.

Clearly, this is about the SCA.

BREAKING NEWS: White Lady In New Hampshire Announces "Thug" Not Racially Loaded For Her, SCA Pals.
"I'm guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk," Charles Wick said. "It was very complicated."


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Here's a question, and feel free to slap the shit out of me if it's retarded and/or unknowingly crossing some "racial rules" line:

Do we, as a society in general, have to sideline terms every time some teabillies decide to make it their "nigger du jour"?

Or are we better off ignoring that bullshit and those bullshit-spewers and not allowing the linguistic tropes of a minor outlier segment of society to become entangled with our everyday linguistic reality?

I mean, "thug" is a word, and it's not a word with any inherent racial meaning. I'm kinda feeling like I'm going to keep using it the way I always have and if I hear someone else using it as a racially-loaded placeholder term I'll address those situations individually rather than start pruning my own vocabulary to conform with some ever-changing notion of political correctness that's trying to keep up with the mouthbreathers' newest slang terms.

Otherwise, aren't we letting the terrorists win?
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Quote from: Jet City Hustle on March 06, 2014, 05:42:27 PM
Here's a question, and feel free to slap the shit out of me if it's retarded and/or unknowingly crossing some "racial rules" line:

Do we, as a society in general, have to sideline terms every time some teabillies decide to make it their "nigger du jour"?

Or are we better off ignoring that bullshit and those bullshit-spewers and not allowing the linguistic tropes of a minor outlier segment of society to become entangled with our everyday linguistic reality?

I mean, "thug" is a word, and it's not a word with any inherent racial meaning. I'm kinda feeling like I'm going to keep using it the way I always have and if I hear someone else using it as a racially-loaded placeholder term I'll address those situations individually rather than start pruning my own vocabulary to conform with some ever-changing notion of political correctness that's trying to keep up with the mouthbreathers' newest slang terms.

Otherwise, aren't we letting the terrorists win?
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