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Huh I never knew coon was a racial slur for black folk in England. Hell I didn't even know you guy's had racoons.

Well even though I'm black and all racial slurs and what not don't really bother me unless someone means it. Since the dreaded N word has already become a term of endearment (apparently the one time that most people care about pronunciation) and most other ones I only hear from people who live below the Mason Dixon I'm not to worried. Honestly I know I use a lot of swearing and slurs in jest, even with the "targeted" race but if someone actually means something I'm ready to defend someone even if their not my friend.

Hey did anyone catch that Primetime last night about race relations in america and how people react differently toward people of different race and based on how they dress? It was pretty cool.

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Originally Posted by Elder_Kin
Hey did anyone catch that Primetime last night about race relations in america and how people react differently toward people of different race and based on how they dress? It was pretty cool.
I react differently toward people on how they are dressed regardless of race.

If I see a Youth dressed in Baggy Pants I am more likely to associate him poorly than if he wore Khaki's and a Button Down Shirt.

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Originally Posted by Embrodak
I react differently toward people on how they are dressed regardless of race.

If I see a Youth dressed in Baggy Pants I am more likely to associate him poorly than if he wore Khaki's and a Button Down Shirt.

And also where i run into them. If i run into anyone on the streets, what they're wearing will be what i form my first impressions off of. Otherwise, the location i meet them also makes a difference. I.E. in a dentist's waiting room i'm more likely to be comfortable around a youth in baggier clothes than i am in line at the local shopping cneter.

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I know I'm harsher in my humour than most here, but I think its probably a lot to do with culture.
I've been saying that for a while, apparently "I'm an Aussie" Isn't enough to allow you to be abusive. bloody daft yanks.

I am appalled at Ticattacks follow up there.
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for me, f*** and c*** are the limit when you're in public, and c*** is something that I'm not comfortable with no matter the setting
I guess he watches too much Yankee TV.
I am aware that america has something against the word "****", and that seems to have spread over the internet to infect innocent Australian minds.

You have your right to hate it, but over here it is one of our less offensive words.

We'll just as often add it to the end of a sentence as we would "mate".

Give us a beer y'****.
where're the ****ing chips y'dirty ****.


Haha!
I just looked down and saw my shirt, want to guess what it says?

"Outta my way yukkunz!"

It's an Australian Motorcycle News shirt.

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I don't use foul language in front of strangers, women, the elderly
It should be noted that in Australia the elderly have "worse" language than the most hardcore american youth.

Don't think about it too hard there Amadan. These are people who live by the lawsuit.

Everyone remember that story just last month of the woman who got sued for asking someone to "Shut the bloody **** up!" in a cinema.

I paraphrase a bit, what she actually she did was politely tap the offending noisemaker on the shoulder and put her fingers to her lips to indicate quiet. - Apparently, this is assault.

I am aware that it is only one case, but as I have not heard any stories that the suer is mentally challenged, I'm going have to assume it's a problem in their culture.

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I hate the word c**t, hate it with a vengeance, but f**k... no problems. The first is a derogatory, degrading reference to a specific part of a woman's anatomy, whereas the second is pure profanity.
Heh, but you can't have the second without at least one of the first

Edit: Sonuvva!
I'm down three points in the warning system. Should of remembered, damn automated pieceacrahp.

Interesting, if you edit in more swearing after the initial post, it counts again.

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Originally Posted by Nomad
I've been saying that for a while, apparently "I'm an Aussie" Isn't enough to allow you to be abusive. bloody daft yanks.

I am appalled at Ticattacks follow up there.


I guess he watches too much Yankee TV.
I am aware that america has something against the word "****", and that seems to have spread over the internet to infect innocent Australian minds.

You have your right to hate it, but over here it is one of our less offensive words.

We'll just as often add it to the end of a sentence as we would "mate".

Give us a beer y'****.
where're the ****ing chips y'dirty ****.


Haha!
I just looked down and saw my shirt, want to guess what it says?

"Outta my way yukkunz!"

It's an Australian Motorcycle News shirt.



It should be noted that in Australia the elderly have "worse" language than the most hardcore american youth.

Don't think about it too hard there Amadan. These are people who live by the lawsuit.

Everyone remember that story just last month of the woman who got sued for asking someone to "Shut the bloody **** up!" in a cinema.

I paraphrase a bit, what she actually she did was politely tap the offending noisemaker on the shoulder and put her fingers to her lips to indicate quiet. - Apparently, this is assault.

I am aware that it is only one case, but as I have not heard any stories that the suer is mentally challenged, I'm going have to assume it's a problem in their culture.



Heh, but you can't have the second without at least one of the first

Edit: Sonuvva!
I'm down three points in the warning system. Should of remembered, damn automated pieceacrahp.

Interesting, if you edit in more swearing after the initial post, it counts again.
bloody criminals.

Well depending on your heritage in america you could have a very varied background. Most of my folks were "coerced" into coming to america (ie slaves) and my irish ancestry were fleeing an attempt of genocide (ie potato famine).

Back on topic.

If you think it's bad in america about being able to swear, go to canada. They can have soft core porn and swearing on television, but go out in the street and swear and it's like you're a criminal. Insane bloody whiney canucks. Bloody english didn't let the bastards get they're come uppance, canada should be part of greater New YorK!

I think swearing is fine as long as its not within child hearing, even though I swear kids know more swear then I can swear.

I think swear really have their time in bed. It sure feels good to launch a F*** when you came. But using it lightly is not something good. When I play online games, kids keep on saying F*** all the time. I mean common, is it useful to yell F*** when you get killed when you play halo 2? Or diablo2? Or any other online game. I see no use to it.

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I am appalled at Ticattacks follow up there.
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for me, f*** and c*** are the limit when you're in public, and c*** is something that I'm not comfortable with no matter the setting

I guess he watches too much Yankee TV.
I am aware that america has something against the word "****", and that seems to have spread over the internet to infect innocent Australian minds.
Erm... Sorry, what exactly does American TV have to do with that particular word? It's not used on yankee TV, but it's not used in a helluva lot of Aussie stuff, either.

And I've been less affected by US TV than a lot of kids - for starters, I know to dial 000, not 911. I use the word garbage, not trash, chips, not fries, arse, not ass, and... probably a few others that I can't think of right now.

That word is just one of maybe... 2 or 3 that I don't like hearing. Family friends of ours are Scots from around Blacktown in the Western suburbs of Sydney, and they drink heavily - believe me, I can cope with a lot of nasties being dropped - just not that one.

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I think swearing is fine as long as its not within child hearing, even though I swear kids know more swear then I can swear.
While I can't speak for all schools, Model Farms in Winston Hills was atrocious. I heard more cursing in my two years there than I have in the rest of my life, drunken Scots included.

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Originally Posted by ticattack
Erm... Sorry, what exactly does American TV have to do with that particular word? It's not used on yankee TV, but it's not used in a helluva lot of Aussie stuff, either.
Perhaps he referred to the overly PC nature of such shows (which is what I referred to begin) - such as non-PC phrases as jokes in themselves, and the token black guy (which seems to me to be morphing into the token black guy plus token asian guy).

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And I've been less affected by US TV than a lot of kids - for starters, I know to dial 000, not 911. I use the word garbage, not trash, chips, not fries, arse, not ass, and... probably a few others that I can't think of right now.
Gads - you'd be surprised how often this happens... I think the stats fro QLD year before last was something like 50,000+. In Sydney, during a fire, it took one guy about half an hour to figure out why he couldn't get through...



Elder Kin: This was the US, if that's what you were referring to (hence the phrase 'damn crazies').
Heh - anyone remember that old war movie with a dog called ****** in it? It was changed to Digger, or something like, when exported to the US.

Edit: Gads, I think I've found one of those filtered words - I'm sure, if you bothered to read Elder's post, you know to what I refer. Bleeding heck - what was I just talking about?!!

Edit2: And I got a warning for it! Sheesh...




 

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