Ok so now someone has posted to the list, AND cc'd me that I am "wrong", so
I have to sayit :
> And I see why you did, but your response seems as wrong, basically, as
> someone getting righteous about the use of the word `niggardly' because it
> *sort of sounds so offensive*.
*I* am not wrong.
Nigger and Niggardly sound a lot alike, but they mean different things.
He didn't say 'les beans', or 'let's be in'. He said (dumb, ugly,
That was a purely uncivilized wisecrack, a disgusting sentiment and he needed
his ass kicked.
Stringing all those words together made a stereotype of a gay female that I
found extremely insulting. And I am not even GAY! (Tried that, didnt work ;
- ) In light of what we are about (intellect, best behavior, learning,
self-improvement) it was demeaning to the entire list in it's callousness and
The fact that Lee actually *did not know that is how he sounded* lets me know
I did the right thing - "go ballistic" - now he knows. Hopefully he'll think
twice before making those kind of statements. Maybe not -- Lee, seems you
love to get a rise out.
I agree this is a HUGE mountain out of a molehill, and I am over it, but try
being a "chick for a day", all you men. You'd go ballistic even quicker.
I am offlist for awhiles... good luck y'all.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:13:15 MDT