Terms/words that must be removed from dictionary.....

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  1. righteousdude2

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    I am sure that after reading this, some of you will think of some words/terms once accepted and used in this society that need to be removed because they offend a group, or groups of people.

    There are two that I believe have long passed usefulness, one is "niggardly" which refers to a stingy, financially tight person. Or "niggle" which means to be fussy or like Morris da Cat, finicky!

    The next word that must anger people is BLACK-mail? We all know that black mail is a crime of extortion, but I can't think of a word or term that would adequately take its place. Can you?

    And while I'm throwing out words that should be removed for the sake of being politically correct and tolerant.

    We definitely need to toss the word Negro, because it makes people, even here on the board, GO ballistic. Of course that would mean rewriting the classics of Mark Twain, it is as racist as they come.

    Finally, I would like to suggest the owner of the Washington Redskins change their name to the Washington WARRIORS! I think this name should be good for anther few decades? And they could keep their logo.

    As a white man I'd like to see "cracker"removed, as I am deeply offended when I hear a group of blacks, sitting at a table near mine ask the waitress to grab them some "crackers"!"

    So what would you like changed? This is the president of change, and think he'd help this happen :type:
     
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    Please. Stop. This. Foolishness.
     
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    A double AMEN!!!
     
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    To whom are you referring?
     
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    Oh, I don't know. I am the second poster in the thread. I wonder who I could have been addressing?
     
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    I politely disagree. A dictionary should not be turned into a politically correct word book. Even offensive terms should be included and definitions given. The purpose of a dictionary is to give definitions of words, regardless of how acceptable or unacceptable those terms are. It is also good if the etymology of the terms is given.

    That terms should not be used in conversations or writings to insult others, that I agree with you on that.
     
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    But, but, but, that makes the dictionary publishers racist. Can't have that.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    To me it would be racist to leave terms out of a dictionary.
     
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    But you are a truly enlightened lefty...

    Not to mention the fact that you are...well...don't be ashamed of it now...but you're white. :eek: You just don't understand.
     
  10. Salty

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    Or is my good friend Crabby a closet conservative :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I'm just a dumb old country boy Salty who needs a good, word filled, no holds barred dictionary. :smilewinkgrin: Thing is Salty, I know it and will admit it. The more I learn the more I realize I don't know ... so the older I become the bigger dictionary I need. Ah, so many books, so much to learn and so little time.
     
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    So true - many a time I will say "Excuse my ignorance* but will you please explain...."

    Salty

    * Ignorance is not a "bad word". Simply-Ignorance is a state of being uninformed (lack of knowledge). The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware.

    It is used as an insult to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts
     
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    In the true meaning of the word, which you gave very well, the word ignorant or ignorance is not an insult.

    On the other hand the word stupid, in the true meaning of the word, is an insult ... at least let us hope it is an insult and not true. That being said there are some folk who, sadly, are stupid.
     
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    adjective
    1. lacking intelligence or common sense.


    Hmm, so if you have intelligence, but no common sense....
     
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    Can that person learn common sense through experience?
     

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