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  •  The word is not radioactive. We're adults here. (0+ / 0-)

    When someone uses it, obviously without malice, to make a valid point - then they don't need to be punished for a mere mistake.

    There is a place between permitting the word every day, and punishing every instance of it, where we attend to the spirit in which the word is dropped. It's in the language, it's on the streets, we can handle it once in a while.

    Delver, you've now seen the lie of the land around here. So I'm guessing you'll just link to an article backing up your point - or refer to the C-word, or some equally tolerable euphemism - next time this comes up.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Wed Nov 06, 2013 at 05:42:50 PM PST

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    •  Why should it be permitted at all? (0+ / 0-)

      It's a horridly misogynistic word and there is no valid excuse for using it.  None.  Zero.  Zip.  Nada.

      Numerous others here have been HR'd for it.

      Note, too, that Delver is no noob; he's been on DK for 7 years. He darned well knows better.

      If Delver wanted to call attention to its use by rightwingers, it would have been easy to do the same thing that's done with other nonacceptable words, i.e.
      first and last letter, filled in with asterisks or xxs.
      Instead, he highlights it by placing it in the subject line where it can't be avoided.  

      It's nauseating to see anyone defending the use of it - and I question the motives of those who uprated such a comment.

      It's not a question of whether our founding fathers are rolling in their graves but rather of how many RPM they're clocking.

      by Eyesbright on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 01:19:22 PM PST

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      •  "I question the motives of those who uprated" (1+ / 0-)
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        There's no need for that - I did spell out my reasons in my last comment.

        But I have thought about this comment since I uprated it, and I won't uprate any future comments that spell out the c-word or the n-word. It's fair enough for two words, that feel hurtful to many kossacks, to be forbidden outright.

        Occasionally someone will take a hit when they meant no harm, but were simply naive about our customs. Still, a handful of HRs will only ding their mojo - and we will have a couple of clear guidelines intact.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 06:53:37 PM PST

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