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OOh, I'm intrigued! No answer yet!
That was after he'd posted some things about taking a journey inside my pants.
Hmmm....remember how you said, "So....any gardeners decorators or chemists form an orderly line please..."? Well...erm... ....we're getting into dangerous territory here! I'd better stop before my head gets chopped off.
Don't worry I'll get banned for sexual harrassment of forum members soon! 
Quote from: Variola on 29/05/2009 09:07:02Don't worry I'll get banned for sexual harrassment of forum members soon! Hopefully not before you have a chance to sexually harass me Variola, I'll be looking forward to it with great anticipation!!
He called dentstudent a Nazi.That was after he'd decided to create a new account.That was after he'd decided to make fun of some Africans.That was after he'd posted some random threads about movies that no one had ever seen.That was after he'd posted something about white Christian guilt to Don_1.That was after he'd posted some things about taking a journey inside my pants.That was after he told me the World Trade Centres still existed.That was after he'd smoked about 28g of cocaine.That was after he'd decided to commit suicide.That was after he'd brought a cat translator.That was after he'd formed a society for the never nude.That was after he'd decided that my business was actually his business.That was after he said that a man's penis could control a V-2 rocket attack.That was after he'd decided that he didn't want to share the planet with any animals. That was after he said "Food sex is having sex and eating at the same time".
I know this is the area for "lighter" conversation, but it does irk me when sexual harassment is belittled like this. If you were sexually harassed, you would NOT look forward to it with great anticipation. If you feel this way it would not be harassment. You make it sound as if the receiver of the harassment has the option to welcome it and the person who harasses has the option to declare it harmless.
Sorry. I don't mean to get all serious about this. It is a serious issue for many though. And this use of language annoys me just as much when child pornography is described as "kiddie porn". Sound cute, but it is not. Call it what it is.
Yes, I do believe I understand satire. But some words and terms carry meaning that should not be watered down. Use different words to crack the same joke.
I don't see how those stupid/wrong statements cannot be just ignored if they become too much for one personally
QuoteI don't see how those stupid/wrong statements cannot be just ignored if they become too much for one personallyLike harmless comments on ones own behaviour on a forum?? I won't mention the "S H" words again incase it offends you Karsten.       
It does not matter to me if you embrace political correctness. I said what I thought should be said. Unfortunately I do not know what "cheek sheer bloody nerve" means.
I was not offended personally. I do think though that language use IS AN ISSUE and wanted to point out that in my opinion, some words need to be used as is rather than watering them down and making them more endearing this way.
And it is precisely that kind of pedantic nit-picking that has lead to the paranoid society we live in today.
And it is precisely that kind of pedantic nit-picking that has lead to the paranoid society we live in today. It's the reason I cannot order a black coffee....the reason why Christmas trees have been banned in some big banks... the reason why people are sued for making comments that are taken out of context.
This reminds me of something I heard many years ago:If you continually think someone is out to get you, it will happen, even if only in your own mind.................Ethos
For obvious reasons those who have experienced hardship and discrimination would like to see discriminating or damaging language abolished. This is not pedantic nit-picking, this is trying to be sensitive and respectful when communicating with others.
Now you are comparing people who object to the word "black" in context with coffee with people who object to using the term "sexual harassment" with "flirting". You don't see it, do you? Coffee has nothing to do with racism, while sexual harassment is perceived by many as a type of flirting and those people think that if you don't welcome those sort of advances you are just up-tight.
"Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean They're Not Out to Get You!"