While reading the forums on AC?YAHOO!, the discussion turned to the possibility of the site being sold to the Chinese. One poster said she was going to tell the site goodbye if she could learn to say so in Chinese. I suggested she try "see you rater"! She and others found it funny which offended several other members who proceeded to give their righteous response and suggestions for how I should apologize for such an ethnic slur.
Well you know me! Was this really such a bad thing or are some folks just too sensitive. I know I get kidded about my southern accent and colloquial pronunciations and don't take it personally. What do you think?
Then there must be many who do not watch Saturday Night Live or other stand up comedy acts because they cannot tolerate reality. Seinfeld comes to mind immediately.
I suppose because I live in an area where we are often laughed at for the way we say things it makes me less sensitive to such facts of life. I cannot speak for those who live in FantasyLand. And I do not have your talent and reputation for being so sweet and unsarcastic to others in the forums, Relache.
I was brought up Roman Catholic - I laugh at Catholic jokes.
I am a feminist - I laugh at feminist jokes.
I am currently pagan - I laugh at pagan jokes.
Unlike the killjoys who insist on political correctness, I think that good jokes about an ethnic/regional/religious/political group imply a fondness for and in depth understanding of that group (many of these jokes are created by members of the group itself). In this respect, such jokes promote tolerance and friendship.
True racists do not make jokes about their opponents, they kill them.
I will fight against political correctness and the misery it brings to so many people as long as I live.
Just for the record... This really doesn't have anything to do with race. It's a language hard-wiring issue. Take any race, raise them speaking Chinese. When that person then tries to learn English, they'll mess up the "r"'s and "l"'s every time. And I suspect that a native-english speaking person does the exact same thing when trying to learn Chinese.
Are you offended?Is it just me, or does it seem that you can't go anywhere without someone getting offended at virtually anything you say. Is there a point at which political correctness and consideration of people's...