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Politically Correct

richardshagrin

Some words can be explosive in a bad way. I am reasonably sure you could say, in a story or a review, that someone reneged.

"re·nege
/riˈneɡ,riˈniɡ/
verb
past tense: reneged; past participle: reneged
go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.
"the administration had reneged on its election promises"
synonyms: default on, fail to honor, go back on, break, back out of, withdraw from, retreat from, welsh on, backtrack on; break one's word/promise about
"he reneged on his campaign promises"

On the other hand it would be something you shouldn't say if you called him a reneger. Just say it if you wonder about my point. (renigger)

Remus2

There are way too many people looking for an excuse to be offended.
Political correctness is the assertion a turd can be picked up by the clean end.

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

On the other hand it would be something you shouldn't say if you called him a reneger. Just say it if you wonder about my point. (renigger)


OMG! That means the snowflakes would object to my saying 'Karl-Heinz Rummenigge' out loud.

AJ

Replies:   PotomacBob
PotomacBob

@awnlee jawking

And don't dare say former California Governor Arnold's last name out loud.

Switch Blayde

How about using the word "niggardly"?

Replies:   rolyevans  pcbondsman
rolyevans

@Switch Blayde

Several years ago the news reported a teacher was reprimanded for teaching niggardly in vocabulary class

pcbondsman

@Switch Blayde

There was a considerable uproar in the US House of Representatives a few years back when someone used the word in a speech.

StarFleet Carl

@richardshagrin

On the other hand it would be something you shouldn't say if you called him a reneger. Just say it if you wonder about my point. (renigger)


Being from Indiana, I played Euchre ... a LOT. Keeping score in that game, if someone plays a trump card when they could have followed suit and it's noticed, they've reneged and we call them a reneger.

I tend to not be too politically correct. And faux outrage just pisses me off. As a recent Facebook meme said, for a society that purchased 125 MILLION copies of 50 Shades of Gray to suddenly be upset with "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and that think A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are bad can pretty much go fuck itself.

Replies:   Jim S
Ernest Bywater

The way this thread has turned at the end, I do have to wonder how people with concerns about certain words feel about the more traditional sailboat terms, especially the knot known as aTurk's head knot, or the coral formation known as nigger heads.

Replies:   StarFleet Carl
StarFleet Carl

@Ernest Bywater

I do have to wonder how people with concerns about certain words feel about the more traditional sailboat terms


Honestly, at times I feel like we're well on the way to the movie Idiocracy becoming reality. At other times, I wonder exactly when the shooting will begin for the 2nd ACW.

Someone born 36 years before I was could have been on a landing craft storming the Normandy beaches. Someone born 36 years after I was is complaining that they need a safe space because words make them feel uncomfortable.

Jim S

@StarFleet Carl

I tend to not be too politically correct. And faux outrage just pisses me off. As a recent Facebook meme said, for a society that purchased 125 MILLION copies of 50 Shades of Gray to suddenly be upset with "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and that think A Charlie Brown Christmas and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer are bad can pretty much go fuck itself.


The incongruity and inconsistency of the politically correct movement astounds me. It took awhile but I came to realize that the movement has no logical foundation but exists solely to tear down social norms with which it doesn't agree. It would be nice if they could present a coherent alternative but none exists.

Like any destructive social movement, opportunistic politicians seize the possibility of advancing their own political power. Does "never let a crises go to waste" stoke anyone's memory circuits? It seems that sort of behavior has been around a long time. Just take a traipse through Shakespeare and/or Machiavelli if you don't believe me. Let's not forget the ignorance during the Dark Ages either. Fertile hunting grounds there.

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
Ecclesiastes 1:9

So it's at least 3000 years old....

garymrssn

Socially, modern communication technology has reduced the size of our world while our population has continued to increase. If you put enough people close enough together, they cannot help but step on each others toes.

Maclir

Whenever I see the words "politically correct" I try to substitute them for "showing respect to other people". If the revised sentence makes sense, then that's what the actions should be.

Replies:   Remus2  joyR
Remus2

@Maclir

Whenever I see the words "politically correct" I try to substitute them for "showing respect to other people". If the revised sentence makes sense, then that's what the actions should be.

According to the modern PC mentality, that only applies to those that they agree with. Anyone who doesn't agree with them are treated in a very hostile manner that most definitely cannot be considered "respectful".

joyR

@Maclir

Whenever I see the words "politically correct" I try to substitute them for "showing respect to other people". If the revised sentence makes sense, then that's what the actions should be.


How about substituting with "good manners" and saving respect for those who earn it. Not those who think they have a right to it. ?

Darian Wolfe

I can't say much. I had a friend from Michigan that had a racist car. It was like a white 78 muscle car and I swear when he revved the engine everyone who heard it black, white or whoever said it sounded like it was saying "Rrrrunnnnniggannniggannnigga" He hadn't done anything specifically to it to create that sound. I am not exaggerating one iota. I would swear in a court of law the engine sounded like that. Take that to a snow flake convention lol

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Darian Wolfe

Next up: Rain Bird sprinklers with the old school return mechanism.

Its constant refrain of "chink, chink, chink, nigga, nigga, nigga" is completely unacceptable.

xavier721

@Not_a_ID

Rain Bird sprinklers


yep, can't have that. I get tired of going into stores and seeing boxes and boxes of "crackers". It makes my head want to explode. How dare these people.

Replies:   joyR
joyR

@xavier721

I get tired of going into stores and seeing boxes and boxes of "crackers".


It gets worse, those boxes are priced by weight, in metric..!!

Which makes them gramme crackers...

Ernest Bywater

Don't worry, the people pushing the political correctness issue are moving onto their next stage which is you may only vote for the Democrat Party and the final stage is the International Socialist Party who will then be the only party allowed to exist. Thus the whole political correctness issue will be fully resolved with a comply or die order.

Replies:   Keet
Keet

@Ernest Bywater

Thus the whole political correctness issue will be fully resolved with a comply or die order.

Over my dead body! Oh, wait...

Replies:   Darian Wolfe
Darian Wolfe

@Keet

Bwahaha...shit

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Darian Wolfe

Bwahaha...shit


Resistance is futile, you will be ass-stimulated.

Replies:   Darian Wolfe
StarFleet Carl

@Not_a_ID

Its constant refrain of "chink, chink, chink, nigga, nigga, nigga" is completely unacceptable.


Reminds me of when I worked in the factory. If there was an issue, you could pull a cord and music would play so the team leaders would know which team had an issue. Certain people complained because one team was using an AC/DC song, and they misheard the lyrics as:

Living Easy, Living Free, See the Nigger on the one way ride.

FYI, It's Season Ticket on a one way ride, if you didn't know.

Darian Wolfe

@Not_a_ID

Well now, aren't you the friendly sort. You better ask my wife first.

Replies:   Not_a_ID
Not_a_ID

@Darian Wolfe

Well now, aren't you the friendly sort. You better ask my wife first.


I was just the messenger. :)

awnlee jawking

@richardshagrin

I am reasonably sure you could say, in a story or a review, that someone reneged.


The word 'renege' gets an outing in a current unmentionable serial by an unspeakable author ;)

AJ

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