Should we or should we not say the N Word in everyday speech?
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I'm a bit confused. You sound like you are against the use of the n word. But you also sound like you support it because of the consequence.
Also, i hope you aren't implying that i supported the idea of using the word. I didn't give side of the debate nor i intend to.
Hello again, Thinker,
I'm white.. I don't use the word.. It's an insult when white people use it. But, not when blacks do, and I have no problem with that.. If they choose NOT to be insulted, who am I to tell them they should be??
In terms of white people using it to, and/or in front of black people. I'm fine with whatever happens to them if they do.
People should not call each other unkind names, but that hardly means that any word should be forced out of the lexicon.
Consider that the topic of this thread is the word nigger. People are writing "N Word" despite the fact that nobody would be the subject of an insult were the whole word to be uttered in the course of the discussion.
It is not a particularly effective code, either. Everybody knows which word you are actually saying/ talking about.
I have never heard a logical reason for saying things like "N Word" or "F Word" when what we mean is nigger or fuck.
I object to censorship.
If people say what they really want to say and really mean then at least you know who is an idiot or an enemy.
Personally I opt to not use the N word. I don't need it. I can communicate what I need without it. And I care about what other people think about me and what I say. But if someone else says it I'm not going to say silence, you can't say that word. I'm instead going to note that I'm speaking to someone who is some combination of idiot and ahole. And there is value in knowing that.
I agree with you on most points. I would not go so far as to conclude that someone is an idiot or asshole on the sole basis of diction, nor would I assume that use of nigger or any other racial epithet indicates racism any more than not using it indicates that someone is not a racist.
I have noticed an increasing obsession with how people say things regardless of the content of the statement. It seems ironically tied to rules about which types of people are ''allowed' to use which words. Only certain races are allowed to use certain words.
We traded White only & Black only drinking fountains for a Black only lexicon. Hardly a step toward ending racism.
I feel we should refrain from using any word or phrase, such as Bongo ( as I do) that would cause offense to others.
This of course will never come to pass, as in times of heightened emotions we refer to what we perceive as the belligerent antisocial groups as, Ns, White Trash, Fenian Bastards, Orange Bastards, Scots Gits and so forth.
If we decide never to use a derogatory adjective to describe people that we would not use in a face to face situation then I'm sure the N word would very seldom, if ever be used.
If for instance you're sipping a dry Martini in the Royal Bar on the Shankill Road, Belfast, only a suicidal fool would refer to any of the other sophisticated and awfully refined clientele as, Orange bastards.
This is one of many examples of hypocrites on the Left who have no problem at all constantly using "Jesus Christ" as a swear word, but get angry over using the insulting derogatory word "nigger".
People should always respect other's in everyday speech, and should always try to reframe from saying things that might offend.
I want all the people who use "Jesus Christ" as a swear word in public, but would never say nigger, to look in the mirror at your conditional hypocritical outrage.
I guess in this bigotted political correct world, it's ok for people to offend Christians but not those in their special interest groups.
You're grandmas titties are the least of my concerns. I can care less if you're grandmas titties are soft or hard. With that said lets get to what this debate is actually about. Unless of course you want to talk more about you're weird obsession with you're grandmas titties.
Nigger should not be used in any form, the word nigger has a vast amount of history that sounds the word. "Black" slaves where referred to as niggers. These so called niggers where not people but property that people owned. Now as property you could not vote,could not speak unless spoken to,could not do much at all when you are considered property.
A robot is property but a African American person is not. But in the day a African American was considered the same thing as what we call robots.
As with that said, my views on the word are what they are. And no one can tell me nigger means black person. Because it does not it means a piece of property that is treated like a robot. So when a African American calls another African American a nigger I find it to be wrong due to what the word means and what it stands for.
"Nigger should not be used in any form, the word nigger has a vast amount of history that sounds the word."
But you just used the word in a form. So you are a hypocrite and you contradicted yourself.
"...the word nigger has a vast amount of history that sounds the word."
but all words have history.
"And no one can tell me nigger means black person. Because it does not it means a piece of property that is treated like a robot."
Lawls. Your former link disagrees with you with its first sentence: "The history of the word nigger is often traced to the Latin word niger, meaning Black." So nigger doesn't mean property. It means black. So you are wrong. Being a slave means you are property. Being a nigger means you are black.
This is the reason for your downvote. Lawls.
I took it to be pretty pointed sarcasm.
Nathan Allen started with a set of comments about ancestral mammary glands, and those comments seemed designed to be humorous on a fourth or fifth grade level. This set the tone for his comments not being serious or direct.
The repeated use of the word to say not to use the word struck me as blunt and artless irony.