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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 09:38 AM
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GD has lost its mind again. The flameworthy topic du jour:
Is it racist to refer to a town as a village? http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 09:39 AM
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1. They're villains.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 09:43 AM
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2. Well....
I grew up in "Montgomery Village". So what the hell does that make me (perhaps a middle class upper middle class wanna-be snobs like many of the residents there) :rofl:
Have you not seen my quip that GD means "God Dammit!" to me? :)
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:08 AM
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3. Dumbest linguistic pet peeve ever. nt
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:15 AM
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4. I don't even understand that
Village is racist? As far as I know it only refers to a town of a certain, smallish size.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:17 AM
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5. Wow... just... wow.
... and I thought I had too much free time sometimes...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:28 AM
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6. Village Idiots may apply here
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:52 PM
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17. Done
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:36 PM
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24. *snort*
:crazy:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:41 PM
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25. There is no flame war that cannot be doused
with a bowl of Python.





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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 04:55 PM
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30. Oh god! Amazing what makes me laugh.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:29 AM
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7. HA!
:rofl: :spray:

Wow. That was a big laugh. I guess you an find some people who take offense at everything...
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:48 AM
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8. Who are you calling racist...???


:evilgrin:

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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 10:56 AM
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9. At least I avoided going in there and talking about shtetls, hamlets and shantytowns
:rofl:
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:36 PM
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15. What is a shtetls?
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:00 PM
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18. Shtetl is the Yiddish word for village
It's the kind of place that only exists "in the old country".
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:17 PM
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10. The entire premise is idiotic.
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:21 PM
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11. In My City We Have A Village
The main shopping, eating and gathering place in town is known as The Village. I guess our entire city is racist.
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:14 PM
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22. and you
hate America. Bastards!
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:54 PM
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28. We Already Knew That
Just didn't realize we were racist too. :rofl:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:23 PM
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12. The town I live in is incorporated as a village.
And it is a very diverse community.

:shrug:
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:29 PM
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13. I added my .02 to this very important discussion.
What a politically spoiled nation we are to concern ourselves with such minutiae.

~Writer~
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:35 PM
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14. Some DUer
has far too thin of a skin if that is a pet peeve.

Yes... Today fellow Democrats, as I look out over the millions of people who call this country home, I see violence and racism. I see crime and hungry children with no health care. I see homeless and people dying because we are not utilizing stem cells to find cures. I see our youth being shipped over to Iraq and Afghanistan so a phony cowboy can fight a dumb-assed war. I look out over the 9th Ward of New Orleans and see the horror of what is left in the wake of a hurricane --- But the thing that really makes me crazy is when people use the word "village" I see it as divisive since it is racist.

I believe this may just be the most insane flame war I have seen on the DU.

Why?
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 02:38 PM
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16. Villages have their citizens numbered and there are scary elastic spheres patrolling the borders.
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:04 PM
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19. Someone give that person something to be offended by....
because they obviously have nothing...
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:28 PM
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23. LOL
I'm not offended by the use of the words.

I do think that the way we use them is unhealthy when it comes to our relationships with the rest of the world, though.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:09 PM
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20. ...GD ... The..
Edited on Sun Oct-21-07 03:11 PM by Crabby Appleton
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:13 PM
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21. You can't lose what you never had in the first place.
Those people are craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy.
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:42 PM
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26. villages cause priapism and myocardial infarction in many cases
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:47 PM
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27. christo on a crutcho! nt/
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 03:57 PM
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29. I say we take off and nuke it from space. It's the only way to be sure
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 05:19 PM
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31. ...
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 05:25 PM
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32. Add Hillary's cat to this
And you have two of the silliest flame wars going. Those people are bonkers.

Does it take a village to care for a cat?

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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-21-07 06:11 PM
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33. OMG, it's almost as bad as Wikipedia.
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