META: what is verbal abuse, anyway? (Caution: foul language ahead / not worksafe.)

From: Dossy (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 11:21:08 MST

On 2001.12.11, Lee Daniel Crocker <> wrote:
> Um, because some of us don't confuse words with violence.
> Terms like "verbal abuse" beg the question of whether there
> is such a thing, and I happen to think there is not.

That's because you're a dumb, cocksucking pigfucker.

> If you are harmed by words, that's your problem.

Spoken like a true Nazi.

> But even if we concede that there might be such a thing, its existence
> and definitions are necessarily vague and subjective.

Discourse for the purpose of denigrating another list member
and not furthering the topic of discussion may not necessarily
be verbal abuse, but it's unnecessary clutter. How about
exercising some Extropian values and just self-evaluate and
progress past it?

> One man's abuse is another man's humor.

Just because there are people out there who pay large sums
of money to be restrained and beaten, doesn't mean it's
okay to go up to someone and restrain and beat them.


-- Dossy


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