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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    But Lillie...it's not blowing s*it out of proportion at all. I'm not telling you that you can't use the term sofa because I'm offended by that. That is an innocuous word (right now )

    This word is clearly not. We are giving you personal and non personal examples as to why and you are stuck on the fact you *should* be allowed to say it. Of course you can. Just know that many people find it rude, offensive and hurtful. If that is okay with you so be it. You're right, it's a free country and you are free to be a jerk if you want to be.
    I find you calling people who use the r word (believe it or not, I don't say it and ask others not to) "jerks" rude, offensive and hurtful. Don't do it anymore or you're an idiot.

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    When you purposely use a word that hurts others, while knowing it hurts others, it makes you a jerk.

    There, I'm an "idiot" Whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    When you purposely use a word that hurts others, while knowing it hurts others, it makes you a jerk.

    There, I'm an "idiot" Whatever.
    I would agree with this. It is the purposeful use of a hurtful word that gets me here. Her first comment may have been an innocent misstep, however she not only didnt apologize, but continued to use the word after it had been pointed out to her that it was hurtful. That makes this lady a jerk. Though I get the impression that is part of her job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    That's one of the stupidest things I've ever read. And so very hypocritical that I can't believe you had the balls to type it out. Wow.
    This is completely uncalled for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    And Alissa, it's not hte being offended by the word. It's the blowing **** out of proportion and pretending like your issue is just as important to all those around you. It's NOT. Unless you are in a support group for that very issue, then you need to learn to deal with things that offend you *by yourself* and not expect other people to cater to your issue. Kind of like when my son was little. He didn't know that if he fell down he could get extra cuddles (not that he was ever denied any). He just got back up, looked around to see if anybody saw, and went aobut his business. Until one day my MIL flipped out. No blood, no real pain, but she screeched and ran over to check on him, swooped him up and was almost in tears asking if he was OK.

    If people don't make a huge deal out of words like these, they lose their meaning. It's just that simple. QUIT making it an issue and it won't be.
    So do you feel that way about anyone who is ever offended by anything? Like you just expect that no one will ever react to anything they hear that is offensive or hurtful, or if they do react, too bad for them?

    Just seems like a pretty extreme position to take.

    But again, you're free to use the word if you want, if you don't care that it hurts people's feelings. No one is going to take you to jail for doing so.
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    What seems so silly to me is that people that are so worried about saying the "R" word routinely use the "F" word and other cuss words that I would NEVER use. Come on that word is more offensive than those? I don't really use the word retarded either but I'm not offended if someone does.
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    Yes Gloria, the r words is that much more offensive to me than the F word. The F word isn't related back to a specific group of people. Using a group of people to insult someone...that's the offensive part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Yes Gloria, the r words is that much more offensive to me than the F word. The F word isn't related back to a specific group of people. Using a group of people to insult someone...that's the offensive part.
    Whatever floats your boat I guess. I think calling someone something that is a derogatory term about a sexual act is much worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Yes Gloria, the r words is that much more offensive to me than the F word. The F word isn't related back to a specific group of people. Using a group of people to insult someone...that's the offensive part.
    I wonder if this is a regional thing? While I do not think it is nice or necessary, I know several people who would think nothing of saying the "R" word that would not dream of using the "F" word.

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    It might be. Someone dropping the f bomb constantly is awful to me too but I'm not offended in the sense that the R word or N word offends me.

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