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Calder
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December 29th, 2020 at 8:53:54 PM permalink
I suspect your sarcasm detector needs cleaning.
AxelWolf
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December 30th, 2020 at 12:53:51 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

No, but I did find the term offensive.

I think it has a very nice ring to it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
ChumpChange
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December 30th, 2020 at 1:04:23 AM permalink
I was coughing for half an hour last night because I inhaled crumbs of a peanut M&M I was eating. IT WAS NOT COVID-19! But if an M&M hits the floor, there's no 5 seconds rule anymore, it goes straight to the trash.
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December 30th, 2020 at 8:42:25 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

That was the point although not because I wanted to be offensive.

I was trying to demonstrate why calling it the Chinese flu or other similar names was offensive.



And we have made the point that some name are offensive and some are not even when they are the same thing.

All animals are created equal............
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darkoz
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December 30th, 2020 at 9:33:14 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

And we have made the point that some name are offensive and some are not even when they are the same thing.

All animals are created equal............



Point well taken... Not!
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rxwine
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December 30th, 2020 at 11:20:52 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Point well taken... Not!



He probably knows negative branding in business is usually a bad idea, but apparently not in people, cities or countries. Let him twist himself into a pretzel trying to explain why there would be any difference.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
AZDuffman
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December 30th, 2020 at 2:14:19 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Point well taken... Not!



So it is offensive if it involves China but not Britain?

I am confused.
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darkoz
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December 30th, 2020 at 2:29:14 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

So it is offensive if it involves China but not Britain?

I am confused.



Are you saying you were being offensive when you said in the past it's okay to call it the China virus?

I'm confused.
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AZDuffman
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December 30th, 2020 at 5:40:54 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Are you saying you were being offensive when you said in the past it's okay to call it the China virus?

I'm confused.



Well, let me unconfuse you.

I am asking why management here said there would be a suspension for calling it "china virus" but seems fine with "british virus" or whatever part of Britain it is being named after. Are they not concerned a bunch of rednecks are going to attack some Brits they find, which was a reason given for the previous ban?
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darkoz
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December 30th, 2020 at 5:55:45 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Well, let me unconfuse you.

I am asking why management here said there would be a suspension for calling it "china virus" but seems fine with "british virus" or whatever part of Britain it is being named after. Are they not concerned a bunch of rednecks are going to attack some Brits they find, which was a reason given for the previous ban?



I doubt they are concerned about some rednecks attacking brits
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