This thread asked for opinions and people gave their opinions.
I'm not sure how that constitutes "people getting outraged" or whatever else. And not caring at all about something doesn't win you any special ribbon.
Not at all.
In fact, some of my close friends here are my sisters; (in no order *shade)the good sis DF, Jason (CupidBoy), my gurl BFizz and that girl thatgirl. Does it count if you have "girl" in your name?
EDIT: Oop, forgot to add a trademark gif.
LOL...I worked in a gay bar for 20 years...so no...I don't mind being called girl. I actually kinda miss it...the only person who says that to me now is a drag queen I have known for more years than most of you have been alive
"Because *I* don't care about this issue... y'all are stupid for caring about it" is basically what's being said.
Anyway I can't be bothered with people that don't have basic comprehension skills.
My point is that someone getting upset over being called 'girl' is just silly, anyone who is secure in their masculinity won't get upset, that's just a fact my opinion. Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, the world takes all kinds.
Since we know nothing about ourselves Buzzer is always here to let us know.
We should call him our subconscious mind, tbqh.
I don't mind at all if someone doesn't mind it.
There's a very clear line between that and starting to imply people discussing it are silly or stupid. Digital Fudge does a very hefty amount of the latter.
I'm amused by how much buzzer is pissing off you little whiny bitches. Continue.
^^ See, it's all about fun and making someone smile.
Use it with my close friends, gay and straight...
"... You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you ..." - Colours of the Wind by Vanessa Williams
I can't believe how pressed some people are in this thread. Cursing and getting mad for no reason. Continue being classy ladies.
I don't like it at all. It just sounds stupid. I am however somewhat suprised that the paragons of political correctness on this forum basically say "if you're offended, tough!!"
If someone refers to me as "gurl" or any of that crap, I'll just say "I don't like it and I'd appreciate it if you'd stop".
If it happens a second time I'll tell you "knock it off".
If it happens a third time I won't say anything...I'll just punch you in the face!!! NOT because "gurl" is so offensive, but because I asked you to stop, and you didn't.
good thread, DF
don't know how I missed it
Getting credit for someone else's hit thread. The acclaim! Thank you!
4 pages, all of the fun gifs, and even a few haters to complain about them
coulda swore that this was one of your hit threads
I love being called girl woman bitch whore when a guy is fucking me
I hate being called a girl. I also hate having my ass called a boy pussy or boy cunt or mangina.
MOVING IMAGE: A green-skinned, side-winged gargoyle slowly reaches onto the table, picks up the final card, shows it to the camera - the king of clubs - and places it on the pile of clubs. He then leans back with his hands behind his head and a self-satisfied smirk.
I only read back to the July postings on the thread, so this could be redundant posting.
I'm not a fan of the ghetto slang, and that is the same for bitch, girl, etc. Whereas I wouldn't argue that it is misogynistic all by itself, it's too close to the real misogyny to want to imitate it. It usually accompanies a fair degree of obscenities like shit and whatnot, which I also don't want in the combo-pack.
In thinking about it, I worried that it was just racism masquerading as good white boy manners, but I have not found that to be true. In my upbringing, I went to integrated schools, lived in poor and mixed neighborhoods, and always worked side by side with blacks, but I never chafed at just plain old everyday language, be it slang or ethnic or whatever.
But, at some point, a sort of ethnic pride seemed to have risen that encouraged "dat" and "dis" and "yo" and other deliberate mispronunciations that were intended to be taken as black and proud. It felt like a push back against joining the mainstream, connoting standard English with domination and subjugation. Later, those same trends adopted the ghetto slang like bitch and girl that had formerly never been touted as any source of pride, as they were associated with street life that entailed pimps and other out-of-the-mainstream people.
So, when I hear it, I don't hear just the affectations of gays adopting feminizing camp caricatures, I hear a push back that says "not you, it's a black thing." It is likely a trope that has long since moved on from that, but it evokes it anyway for me.
Then there is the whole "I can say nigguh but you can't because I know I use it satirically or with love, but you may be a white racist who is just condescending and using it to mock us" thing. A white guy is just playing with dynamite in the PC world that is where I work and live.
Others are welcome to their shade and tea party with the lingo, but it is just political poison for the rest of us.
Last edited by Hard-up1; February 8th, 2013 at 03:49 AM.
Slang, or as you put it, "ghetto talk" = black?
I am a guy, but not a guy according to my culture. I have NO inner girl.
If some others feel that way -- that's A-OK with me.
I AM WHO I AM -- I'm just fine with WHO THE FUCK I AM. Creepy, shallow others, can delusionally think thatever limp-dreams they do. I AM OK WITH WHO I AM.
I DON'T NEED YOU. I AM STRONGER AND BETTER WITHOUT YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE SUCH CLUSTER-FUCKS OF HUMANITY.
Still, I love you. I wish you better than you have known, strangly, impossibly BETTER than you have wished for me.
I wish you to be whole/sane/safe and sound.
My wishes rarely come true.
How am I still alive in the shitty world. Either I AM special or the PURE ONE looks out for me.
Either way, I wish you the BETTER -- BETTER HUMAN BEING -- that is all that is possilbe, sustainable, enduring. BETTER
rant... I AM surprised at what I say and the many ways it can wrongly be interpreted.
I re-read and was horrified, yet later not, at what I said.
I'm sorry... I was honest. Perhaps too honest.
How many hate themselves. Berate themselves... wrongly.
I just wish others would be who they are, not who they 'think' they must be to be accepted/loved.
I just wish strange, but beautiful human beings would be WHO THEY ARE, and forget about fitting in... only HOPING for LOVE and ACCEPTANCE from those FIT to LOVE THEM.
Last edited by IAMTHATIAM; February 8th, 2013 at 11:43 PM.
Jersey slang might be heavily influenced by Italians. Louisiana slang might be more heavy on the French origins. Miami slang might come from Cuban influences.
If you don't understand that, you need to study. It didn't start with Italians or Jews.
Ghetto was a euphemism for black slums when it migrated from being a reference to Jewish ghettos, and plenty of black civil rights leaders used the terms when campaigning for better lives outside of ghettos. It was later that the culture was elevated to a source of ethnic pride.
Were you aware that ghetto was a reference to Jewish compounds begun in Italy?
That's no put-down, that's a historical basis for the slang. Get your banana up off the floor and read up on it.
The larger culture has been adopting black slang for decades and converting it to hip or cool lingo. Its the original hipster thing.
Don't confuse that for racism. It's linguistics, and it's hardly any different than Elvis repackaging black music and making it popular in the white population. It's called cultural borrowing.
And to my point, you could create a list of popular slang terms and there would likely be a generational gap between the young who pay no attention to language and its origins and an older group who do.
Last edited by Hard-up1; February 9th, 2013 at 05:00 AM.
No. I hate it. I usually tolerate it for a very small period of time.
Yes. I mind.