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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:54 AM
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25. I tend to frown upon names that refer to others as "trash"....
Edited on Sun Dec-16-07 01:58 AM by KzooDem
I don't get all uptight and defensive about it when I hear someone use the phrase "white trash" or "trailer trash." I just think there are other ways to denigrate someone without referring to another human being as "trash."

I've never lived in a trailer, but I imagine I would be mortified or shamed if I did and heard someone refer to someone else as "trailer trash." I admit I have used both terms myself in the past, but that ended when I referred to someone as trailer trash, only to find out later that unbeknownst to me, a co-worker lived in a trailer and was hurt by my comment.
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