Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 14 Apr 2019.
Your post is upsetting me, please acknowledge this and delete your post.
Thanks in advance.
A full description of the lifestyle of a pimp and how it differs from that of a square can be found in a fascinating documentary film called Idiocracy.
Offensive words or words you find offensive? If you find something offensive, I for one, will try and avoid using it.
Why is my post upsetting you? Mickle doesn't like something and yet people here keep posting about it. Odd.....I thought this was supposed to be a friendly community.
But you had said we are not allowed to look for words that are offensive
I was referring to members who deliberately are trying to provoke......look back at the inappropriate use of the word 'gay' for example. I happen to prefer to try and understand someone's dislikes rather than deliberately posting words to upset them.
OK, to be serious for a moment. It is all very well someone saying they dislike the usage of a particular word or phase, but to request that people not use it because they consider it offends them is really not on. The next thing you know some believe in faeries and other assorted imaginary friends will be saying "please don't use the word cross, that word should only be reserved for religious use" - it would be a never ending descent into' my words are more important than yours' ... and that would not end well
I am easily offended and find your post confrontational.
Please accept this and delete your post or is it only things you find upsetting that should not be said?
I am being serious. If you know a word genuinely upsets someone, why would you carry on using it?
Because it is a word in that has a perfectly respectable modern usage, that is not offensive to anyone, indeed the OP pointed this out in post#87
I think my post still stands.....why go out of your way to upset someone?
I'm not trying to upset anyone, just pointing out the futility of anyone being upset about certain words that have a perfectly respectable current usage.
In fairness, OP did not say he was offended, he said:
Which I read as "can we consider not using the expression when referring to our bikes, on this cycling forum, reason being etc. etc."
Sounds to me the OP is annoyed, disagrees with the use of the term pimping in this contest, not offended.
Again in fairness, @Surly Bruce did not say that any post that could be found offensive/annoying/disagreeable by some must be deleted.
He said there's no need to further aggravate the annoyance/disagreement/offense by deliberately finding/using similar terms, especially (my addition) if the topic did not call for them.
Maybe futile, but imo, perfectly understandable.
I must confess that I loathe the word "gammon" when used to describe a certain type of person.
I know it's now in current usage, but, still, it makes me cringe for many reasons.
Well that's the official stance from Pat which I can accept which I'm sure others others can too so can we all stop bickering? I think we've taken this as far as we can so can someone please knock this on the head.
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