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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:05 PM

 

George Carlin - Euphemistic Language

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Reply George Carlin - Euphemistic Language (Original post)
Whisp Feb 2013 OP
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #1
aquart Feb 2013 #3
Initech Feb 2013 #2
CherokeeDem Feb 2013 #4
MADem Feb 2013 #5
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #8
seabeyond Feb 2013 #9
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #10
seabeyond Feb 2013 #11
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #13
seabeyond Feb 2013 #16
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #19
seabeyond Feb 2013 #21
MADem Feb 2013 #12
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #14
MADem Feb 2013 #18
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #22
seabeyond Feb 2013 #23
MADem Feb 2013 #24
seabeyond Feb 2013 #26
Orrex Feb 2013 #17
MADem Feb 2013 #20
Bainbridge Bear Feb 2013 #6
Baitball Blogger Feb 2013 #15
MADem Feb 2013 #25
intaglio Feb 2013 #7

Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:10 PM

1. Thanks for that!

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:34 PM

3. Yeah!

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:28 PM

2. Classic Carlin!

"I will not go for it and I will not say what a guy!"

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:40 PM

4. This man was exceptional...

This was fantastic...thanks so much for posting!

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:35 AM

5. He enjoyed language. He liked dissecting it, examining it--not uncommon from a guy with the gift

of gab.

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Response to MADem (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:38 AM

8. Unfortunately, he probably wouldn't have made it for long on DU.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:14 AM

9. yes... a white man lecturing all about sensitivities. isnt that novel.

i like carlin also. that skit cute. and he is ONLY a comedian.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:16 AM

10. Not at all where I was going with that.

But, that doesn't surprise me that you would miss the mark.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:19 AM

11. of course it isnt where you, and everyone else goes with carlin, lecturing others on sensitivies

of other people.

we ignore he is only a comedian and that he is a white man telling everyone else their problem with 'isms.

doesnt get to always go where you want it to go.

not a matter of missing a mark. a matter of showing how your mark is off target.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:31 AM

13. So, in your roundabout way, what you're saying is,

you're not a George Carlin fan?

Which is what I would expect.

Yes. He is a white man. As Mike Twain was a white man, and Michael Moore is a white man...etc. And each one of them was able to make social commentaries that were painfully true. Effective communication should never be underestimated.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:36 AM

16. ya, that is it BB. first post. i like the man. cute skit. do you read, or just ignore

what is written to fabricate an argument?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:41 AM

19. I think I understood what you were trying to relay with that first post.

You weren't altogether correct with your assumptions, were you?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #19)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:43 AM

21. assumptions? where would there be assumptions. i like the man. like the skit. a white man

telling others not to be sensitive.

really, this is getting odd.

simple enough point.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:25 AM

12. Well, not if he started riffing on those seven words, he wouldn't!!

We have people here who don't like to discuss "bad" language, and they will make their POV known, to the point where it is impossible to talk about word origins, how word usage has changed over time, and the attitudes of different generations about the very same words.

I find that kind of thing interesting--particularly when one can find a same or similar word used across many cultures/languages. It's fascinating to figure out how a phrase (and the colorful stuff is the stuff that endures) got from one culture to the next. Not all words and phrases travel by tee vee and blockbuster films ("at the end of the day" was a biggie that floated across the pond in the nineties, really--before that, Americans rarely used the phrase) and it's interesting to try to figure out how a term got from Point A to Point B.

Regrettably, we've a small crew here that, if you try to dissect a word origin or make any reference to the history of a word, that comes off to their mind as some sort of "endorsement" even if it is nothing of a sort. It makes conversation difficult to impossible once that tiresome pile-on begins.

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Response to MADem (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:32 AM

14. Perhaps we need a protected forum for these heady conversations?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:40 AM

18. Not another forum, please! There are so many underused ones already!

I think if posters who deliberately shit-stirred, and who aggressively sought offense when none was given or intended or even insinuated were suspended for a day or even a few hours, a lot of that drama would stop.

Some people prefer to think the worst of people. I prefer to think the best, unless and until an alternative proof is given.

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Response to MADem (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:48 AM

22. Oh, I definitely believe another forum would be helpful.

BTW, I find your appraisal of yourself to be accurate.

Are you still in Massachusetts? Are you ready for the rain expected tomorrow?

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Response to MADem (Reply #18)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:48 AM

23. people, not only are you demanding that others cannot even COMMENT when you give your opinion, now

you are suggesting they should get a time out while telling them they are seeing the worst in someone, with all excuses like they do not mean to be offensive.

dont you get the hypocrisy?

free speech only when you want it.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:50 AM

24. Not "comment"---"shit-stir." "Disrupt." Derail conversations. Send DUMails to pals

to "come and pile on."

That sort of thing.

There's a difference.

We know it when we see it.

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Response to MADem (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:06 AM

26. wow... lol. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:36 AM

17. "Fascinating" is a great choice of word when discussing sensitive etymologies

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Response to Orrex (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:42 AM

20. What is "fascinating" is the journey--how the term crossed cultures.

nt

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:03 AM

6. George Carlin is one of my comedy heroes

 

Another particularly vile euphemism is when innocent people killed by Obama's drones or any of our increasingly numerous military operations are referred to as "collateral damage". Problem is it doesn't make them any less dead.

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Response to Bainbridge Bear (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:35 AM

15. The military is famous for euphemisms.

I had a friend who use to contract for the engineering firms that catered to the military. I wish I could remember the term she used, but essentially the job was to create a tank which could be cleaned out quickly and reused after the previous inhabitants were burned out. Damn. It was so bad that she had to tell someone.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #15)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:51 AM

25. FUBAR is one that has survived down the generations! nt

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Response to Whisp (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 02:40 AM

7. As seen from another perspective

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