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post #166 of 186
Post has been reported to the "Etiquette: How to be a real gentleman" thread mod.
post #167 of 186
lolwhat?

You've got to be kidding me. I will go back and change the word if it bothers you.
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post #169 of 186
Guy, I'm pretty sure there isn't an "Etiquette" mod. (yet)
post #170 of 186
Fixed. I like it better now anyway.
post #171 of 186
maybe a netiquette mod? lol8[1].gif
post #172 of 186
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
post #173 of 186
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Fixed. I like it better now anyway.
me too, well done. lol8[1].gif
post #174 of 186
Word doesn't bother me at all- gets uncomfortable when students say it, though. Spend most of my day correcting foul language and swear like a trucker on the trail. Should really curb that.
post #175 of 186
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

lolwhat?
You've got to be kidding me. I will go back and change the word if it bothers you.

C'mon son. A gent as educated as you surely knew this which makes the sting that much more pungent.
post #176 of 186
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

C'mon son. A gent as educated as you surely knew this which makes the sting that much more pungent.

Calling me "son" is offensive, too--you retard.
post #177 of 186
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

What? That's idiotic* absurd** a joke*** ridiculous. It takes a certain personality to do anything. More vacuous English.
* Offensive to idiots.
** Offensive to Kierkegaard.
*** Offensive to people who tell jokes or NORE when he dresses like the Joker.

lol8[1].gif

At one point in your life you will get it. I might be dead, but you will get it.

They don't make the masses of clothing you despise for no reason, you know.
post #178 of 186
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Calling me "son" is offensive, too--you retard.

It's a NYC/Brooklyn thing. Not to be taken as condescending. Sorry if you feel that way so I thought I'd explain. I can pick out a few things you said that could be [rightly] misconstrued but in the essence of Foo, we let it slide. Extend us the same courtesy, will you?
post #179 of 186
You called me "son" recently. I didn't appreciate it, but I said nothing. I've read other instances where you've called people "son," and they've told you that they don't appreciate it. Despite people expressing disapproval of being called "son," you continue to do it.

Wikipedia says:

In the lexicons of American English and African American Vernacular English, the term is sometimes used (1) by older men addressing younger men, implying the speaker's seniority; and (2) as one of endearment between young Black males and others who imitate hip hop culture, mainly in urban and inner city.

The origin of the term "Son" in the vernacular context was used among American East Coast urban youths as a derogatory term that extended beyond justifying seniority. Often, it was used to claim or instigate one's sentiment toward a rival. The term's derogatory intention began to shift as rap groups like the Wu-Tang Clan used it in their lyrics of the rough ghetto life as a form of endearment. As urban/hip-hop culture has been portrayed as a glamorous subculture to the youths today, the term has been commonly used as playful greeting for those who seek an urban identity to develop their own culture from and will use the term "Son" as well other terms found in rap lyrics like "Nigga", Cuhz (Cousin). Some find differentiation in if the term is derogatory based on how it is enunciated or structured in the sentence, and if it is spoken in ebonics. Mainly, in how the term is pronounced in comparison to the sentence structure as well as the body language (i.e.- gestural, proxemics, etc.,).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son

As you can see, the word can have both a positive and negative connotation. Nearly each time I've read your use of it, you are bickering with someone. Therefore, it's pretty reasonable for the person you are calling "son" to interpret it in the condescending, not the endearing, way. If you want to hang your hat on you're just being endearing, then that's fine. However, don't be shocked that nobody actually believes you.
post #180 of 186
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

OK, I'll bite. I'm 6'4" tall. Brown skin with reddish hues. Of American Indian and Caribbean descent. Handsome, (the Latinas call me 'fino', to the blacks that would be 'fine'). I have a charm and wit about me and I exude confidence. Also, I can dress and even if I wore pink pants in a rough neighborhood (which I have), dudes leave me alone. I am the man. Women flirt with me on the job and in common areas. I don't have to follow sartorial rules, whatever I wear, they want to strip me out of it. You think I'm full of it? OK. But I don't buy this navy/brown grenadine BS. You guys did it to Spoo. Not to me, no sir.

NORE,

Late reply, but my firewall at work blocks this site and I was out last night, and your comment on my comment requires a reply, Tonight, I have my 8-year old son staying over and am back on the interwebz.

I have no idea whether you are "full of it". I'm not keen terribly on some of your looks posted here. I definitely think that women care less about clothes than other things, though clothes help: I can recall a girlfriend saying "The first thing I really liked about you was your shoes". My point being, I suppose, that clothes are OK, but other factors are more important, and that women are in equal parts wonderful and strange. Which is the point of them.
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