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Here's a funny example for our pc immaculate justicia squad here

For ex. how amusing it is, ... in the UK they use the word "thick" with same connotation as the r-word... so can you imagine, when the person is in the US and overthere someone tells you "oh you're thick..." and you don't know how this word has a totally different meaning ....
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Can't wait for the new members login names ...
Cute. And here you were saying you didnít want us to leave.
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Old 25.07.2021, 10:58
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Languages do change - urban dictiobary agreed. For a lot of young people it is no longer connected to any handicap. So they think the outrage is faked to impose control ("How can you mean this?" When the speaker, in fact, obviously did not) and virtue signal. It looks like it is considered to be some kind of boomer conspiracy - to assume that young people are deliberately trying to be offensive, when they are not. More outrage, more kids are going to use it. It is like a bad haircut, I guess. I saw some amazing hot mullets recently.
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Cute. And here you were saying you didn’t want us to leave.
You did not get it - I bet people will pick up un-pc login names on purpose just to get a rise out of the "old settlers" or taboo culture.
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Deaf people are not necessarily dumb, in fact most of them arenít.
Sorry I should have written dumb may be offensive to people who canít speak, no doubt you will say you never heard them complain about it
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Sorry I should have written dumb may be offensive to people who canít speak, no doubt you will say you never heard them complain about it
Ehm.
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Old 25.07.2021, 11:32
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For all the complaints about an echo chamber, this is turning into one. But now itís on the right side.
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Old 25.07.2021, 12:37
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I need an advice !

Just looked at a txt message someone sent me ... and the person says " I forgot to bring that document. I'm such a re**rd, really sorry ...can we.."

should I block him straight away , give a lesson and a chance or what?
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Old 25.07.2021, 12:45
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For all the complaints about an echo chamber, this is turning into one. But now it’s on the right side.
I see most of the complaints from the liberals. Even complaints that their posts get less likes

Out of the original mod team, 1 was conservative out of 8
New mod team 2 conservative out of 7.

Thank your lucky star Urs was not made a mod.
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Old 25.07.2021, 13:14
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I see most of the complaints from the liberals. Even complaints that their posts get less likes

Out of the original mod team, 1 was conservative out of 8
New mod team 2 conservative out of 7.

Thank your lucky star Urs was not made a mod.
Always a silver lining, eh?
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Old 25.07.2021, 13:21
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Sorry I should have written dumb may be offensive to people who canít speak, no doubt you will say you never heard them complain about it
Actually I find it offensive too. Never understood how in a language the same word is used for stupid and not capable to speak. Probably some ancient word from the 1200ths. I did not need to become "woke" to feel this way about it.

I avoid using it for people who can't speak, accepting that English natives may think I don't know the "proper" word for it.
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Old 25.07.2021, 13:35
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If one is the type who enjoys looking into word origins and grammar, this site is very interesting. Here's a recap of the word dumb.

https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2014/07/dumb.html
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Old 25.07.2021, 13:46
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Always a silver lining, eh?
It's just a result of suppression, they were always the silent majority.
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It's just a result of suppression, they were always the silent majority.
The silent majority is not suppressed. Lazy maybe.
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Language evolves and we need to evolve with it.
That's just not what actually happens. In reality the PC police, which includes you, tries to actively steer that development and introduce new or change existing connotations and meanings.
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It's just a result of suppression, they were always the silent majority.
Is you intent to divide the community now and set us against each other and get the suppressors to leave? Ok then. Have fun.
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Is you intent to divide the community now and set us against each other and get the suppressors to leave? Ok then. Have fun.
It's important to have a diverse community, I don't want anyone to leave. Imagine how boring EF would be if everybody agreed, just like a Facebook group. Even then they will get nasty & throw people out as a group without any drama will quickly die. English Talk died for a similar reason & ended up with a group of friends with little to say except comment about threads on EF.
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Thank your lucky star Urs was not made a mod.
Just for clarity's sake, it was suggested that I apply for the mod role. I refused. It wouldn't have been good for the forum, and much of what this forum needs has been achieved already.
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Old 25.07.2021, 14:41
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It's important to have a diverse community, I don't want anyone to leave. Imagine how boring EF would be if everybody agreed, just like a Facebook group. Even then they will get nasty & throw people out as a group without any drama will quickly die. English Talk died for a similar reason & ended up with a group of friends with little to say except comment about threads on EF.
Agree about the diversity, disagree that it is getting more diverse. Agree about bullying, disagree that there is less bullying.
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Old 25.07.2021, 14:52
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Since we are on page 28 I thought I should do an update.

A member who posts less than 1 post a day complained that another poster who posts 8 times a day had made an inappropriate comment. He was so outraged that he was unable to report the post.

Eventually the post was reported by 2 people 1 minute apart. I removed the comment within a few minutes. I then got an earful from the original complainer making demands, he was also complaining to management, so I felt it was out of my hands.

Loads of outrage, other members express interest in deleting their accounts.

All the liberals seem to hate FMF, of course this is nothing new, FMF has a thick skin, learning difficulties along with the odd physical impairment so was regularly called all the forbidden words that came up in the thread for the first 25 years of his life.

Another member believes FMF is not a responsible adult.

Apparently the conservatives have taken over the asylum

Nobody has deleted their accounts to date.

Did I miss anything?
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