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Which words do you use? (in these contexts)

Gay   16% (14)
Retarded   13% (11)
Rapey   7% (6)
Spastic   10% (9)
Paedo   14% (12)
Half-caste   6% (5)
Cretin   10% (9)
Dyke   3% (3)
Special   14% (12)
Coloured   2% (2)

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2015/01/28 08:00:02 (permalink)
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I find words and language very interesting. It was my dream to be a journalist/author before I inadvertently ended up as a physio.

The concept of language being "outdated" and evolving has been brought up in the media recently.

Which of these words do you still use?
What would you like stopped, if any, or does it not bother you?

Inspired by http://www.telegraph.co.u...-we-need-to-ditch.html
post edited by phil3030 - 2015/01/28 09:05:34
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    BROKEN
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 08:13:27 (permalink)
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    I use paedo regularly as I have no respect for said batch of pathetic, evil people.
     
    The rest I don't use
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 08:35:15 (permalink)
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    I use all, some ironically, the majority just because I grew up saying them.

    Words are merely letters in a row; it is the context in which they are used that is most important.
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 09:41:07 (permalink)
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    I find language absolutely fascinating and I have read many books on modern English and the evolution of English.
     
    Context is important.  New words can appear within months and dissappear without you noticing.
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 10:19:10 (permalink)
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    phil3030
    I find words and language very interesting. It was my dream to be a journalist/author before I inadvertently ended up as a physio.

    The concept of language being "outdated" and evolving has been brought up in the media recently.

    Which of these words do you still use?
    What would you like stopped, if any, or does it not bother you?

    Inspired by http://www.telegraph.co.u...-we-need-to-ditch.html




    As we're discussing language, it's EXTREMELY unlikely you 'inadvertantly' became a physiotherapist.  :)
     
    To me, the most disturbing trend by far is seeing dictionary editors altering word meanings to fit common misuse.  Recently a (female) editor altered the definition of 'Misogynist' from just someone who hates women, to someone who regularly makes remarks or takes actions seen as unfavourable to women.
     
    Now, if we're going down the 'language is liquid' route, I'm going to start using 'Rape' to describe a transaction where some guy pays a grand for a 32" flat-screen. 
     
    :)
     
     
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 10:20:10 (permalink)
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    Have to admit some of the words used on here i have to google.  Where i used to work one of the lads had a new word every week, most i had never heard of. Great fun tho even tho its probably  floccinaucinihilipilification.







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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 11:30:32 (permalink)
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    Blub2abs
    As we're discussing language, it's EXTREMELY unlikely you 'inadvertantly' became a physiotherapist :) 


    Ha. Inadvertent in the modern "unintentional" synonym sense; meanings not limited to spontaneously/mistakenly/without much thought. Thanks though!!

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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 12:26:03 (permalink)
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    Blub2abs
    As we're discussing language, it's EXTREMELY unlikely you 'inadvertantly' became a physiotherapist :) 


    Ha. Inadvertent in the modern "unintentional" synonym sense; meanings not limited to spontaneously/mistakenly/without much thought. Thanks though!!



    My point exactly!  You may have reluctantly become a Physiotherapist (possibly due to lack of other suitable avenues/opportunities), but at some point you decided that being a Physiotherapist was the best option, and intentionally began moving towards becoming one.  Since Physiotherapy requires extensive studies of Physiology, which in turn involves deliberately obtaining study material, job applications etc, intent has been proven. 
     
     
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 12:42:18 (permalink)
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    You are of course correct. That is the beauty of evolving language though, so am I!

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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 12:51:02 (permalink)
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    Rapey. "He's a bit rapey"

    Paedo. "Are you sure you are not a peado?"

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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 13:36:26 (permalink)
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    I still get annoyed when I hear people say "init" at the end of every sentence.
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 14:02:50 (permalink)
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    I dont use any of those words, but use plenty of bad words constantly.
     
    Im very hypercritical as well I know I shouldn't be but I cant stand some of the words used today.
     
    A few of the Words and meanings that annoy me that I hear Daily.
     
    Bear - Lots.
    Feds - Ticket inspectors or in some cases Police
    P     - Money
    Hench - no meaning necessary on this forum :)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 14:17:22 (permalink)
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    I use all except coloured, spastic and cretin. Id say ive only used the word dyke once, but it was fairly recently so i remember it well

      




     
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 16:36:43 (permalink)
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    Without me having to trawl through Google....what's 'Rapey' ??  Rape-like?
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 16:37:24 (permalink)
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    phil3030
    You are of course correct. That is the beauty of evolving language though, so am I!



    LOL!!!  :)
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 16:40:31 (permalink)
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    Blub2abs
    Recently a (female) editor altered the definition of 'Misogynist' from just someone who hates women, to someone who regularly makes remarks or takes actions seen as unfavourable to women.
     
    Now, if we're going down the 'language is liquid' route, I'm going to start using 'Rape' to describe a transaction where some guy pays a grand for a 32" flat-screen. 
     




     
    I'm glad men are twigging on to the systematic erosion of their rights by the subversive but very powerful feminist movement
     
    And Feminists are trying to make "stare rape" a thing too, so why not.
     
    I use most of the words listed, most often ironically or for a comic effect
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 16:48:04 (permalink)
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    As above context is paramount.
    I use a few of those,  but only in jest with friends who understand my twisted sense of humour 

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    Re: Outdated language 2015/01/28 17:14:07 (permalink)
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    Recently a (female) editor altered the definition of 'Misogynist' from just someone who hates women, to someone who regularly makes remarks or takes actions seen as unfavourable to women.
     
    Now, if we're going down the 'language is liquid' route, I'm going to start using 'Rape' to describe a transaction where some guy pays a grand for a 32" flat-screen. 
     




     
    I'm glad men are twigging on to the systematic erosion of their rights by the subversive but very powerful feminist movement
     
    And Feminists are trying to make "stare rape" a thing too, so why not.
     
    I use most of the words listed, most often ironically or for a comic effect




    Very, very aware of it.  There's a few others leading the charge here on MT>  Thankfully I'm teaching both my nephews to assert their masculinity, so they don't end up as one of the mass castrati. 
     
    Nor RAPED in the divorce courts. 
     
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    Re: Outdated language 2015/02/02 10:38:09 (permalink)
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    I use paedo regularly as I have no respect for said batch of pathetic, evil people.
     
    The rest I don't use




    If your attracted to kids but have never acted on it because you know its wrong, does that make you a paedo therefor making you evil?
     
    Because at some point every peado will have been attracted to kids but would have not acted on it yet.

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    Re: Outdated language 2015/02/02 10:45:36 (permalink)
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    I use 4 out of those words, I don't use the word rapey, but use the word raped a lot, like when playing games...'like I just raped the other team'

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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