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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:49 PM
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Poll question: Do you use non-PC terms?
Edited on Tue Apr-06-04 11:51 PM by WillyBrandt
Interpret "non-PC" however you so choose. (The vagueness is purposeful).

Of course, quoting others' use of non-PC terms, or discussing them "clinically" (discussing the word, rather than employing it) doesn't count.

No if either "never" or "almost never"
Yes otherwise ("rarely" to "all the time" to "you're Rick James")

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:51 PM
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1. Yep
Some not fit for repeating here. I simply don't have time to play the political correctness game. It's just not a priority for me.

I speak my mind.
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Triple H Donating Member (714 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:47 AM
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15. Same here, bud.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:47 AM by Triple H
All of us have used non-PC terms at one time or another in our lives. To say otherwise is a bold-faced lie.
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:53 PM
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2. "Let he who is without sin..."
Of course I do.
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WillyBrandt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-04 11:55 PM
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3. "... start bitching"
Edited on Tue Apr-06-04 11:55 PM by WillyBrandt
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:12 AM
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4. Yes, I do. Real life isn't steril.
I'm a construction worker.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:21 AM
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5. Offending some people is a duty and an honor.
When such occasions arise, one needs the right vocabulary.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 AM
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6. Damned straight, fuckface!
;)
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Serenity-NOW Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:02 AM
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7. Only when using the mainframe
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:03 AM
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8. Anyone notice that it is politically incorrect to be politically correct
Should tell us a little something about the whole so-called PC phenomenon.

It's funny to see people Hell Yeah-ing the politically incorrect as if it is some version of sticking it to the Man (as it were ;-)). It ain't. If you're politically incorrect, you're as politically correct as they come.
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Beaker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:04 AM
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9. i'm rick james...
bitch.
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:05 AM
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10. It's ironic and shameful, but
the expressions I use are sexist, and I'm a woman. For instance, I use the expression "balls" to mean guts or courage. I use the expression "pussy" to mean someone who is weak.
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:11 AM
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11. the only expression i REALLY hate
is PC - what the hell is it supposed to mean anyway - I always thought it was just another right wing troglodyte all purpose insult like "un-Australian" or "unAmerica" whichever the case may be.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:24 AM
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12. PC is a divide-and-rule tactic used against the left.
We get to arguing among ourselves about essentially trivial
(most of the time) issues instead of going hammer and tongs
after the oligarchy like we ought to be doing over social and
economic democracy.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:38 AM
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14. Just to clarify, its a "wedge" issue.
Like gay rights and race and various others,
used to split the left, and get it arguing
within itself, and to discredit it.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:35 AM
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13. "Mac" and "Steve Jobs"
Those are un-PC terms I have used.
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nightperson Donating Member (550 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:52 AM
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16. Let's just say,
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 01:55 AM by secondtermdenier
I rock. 24/7, 365. I do whatever it takes to rock. The Democratic Party should make sure it does too. If I was more into speech policing I'd be more into Ashcroft.
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