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jenny jenny #210685 04/30/13 07:07 PM
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>A "comfort zone" with fay words..

I'm not sure I understand the use of 'fay' (elfish?) in this context; or perhaps you meant 'fey' (otherworldly, precious)?

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our love of words and language is meaningless if we don't speak out against those who would censor our words to advance their own political agendas.

I see things differently. The PC crowd and the anti-PC crowd are both trying to control how language is used. Both have their own political agendas which they are servicing. That aside, one can do things with language, e.g., lie, swear, incite, pacify, hurt, humor, philosophize, etc. Nobody likes being told how to speak or how to behave or how to act, but we are social creatures and we live in this world with others. I don't care how un-PC somebody is, if you use language against them (even having the temerity to tell them how to speak in your presence) they will no doubt get upset, and who am I to say with this is rightly so or even true? We pretty much eschew discussions of politics and religion (to choose just two of the major taboo topics), and our forum is the better for it. Every now and then somebody sneaks something through (in the Name of Liberty, Justice, Ethical Behavior, etc.), and we all suffer it and suffer by it.


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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
>A "comfort zone" with fay words..

I'm not sure I understand the use of 'fay' (elfish?) in this context; or perhaps you meant 'fey' (otherworldly, precious)?

No tsuwm, I meant "fay" as in "fairy-like".
I woulda said "fairy" but I thought some people might think that "fairy" was a homophobic term so I went with "fay".

Today, I'm thinking, it is more politically correct to say fay rather than fairy.

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Morality is a trait of any successful social species.Morality and ethics are the core things for any world culture and for global culture as well.

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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
our love of words and language is meaningless if we don't speak out against those who would censor our words to advance their own political agendas.

I see things differently. The PC crowd and the anti-PC crowd are both trying to control how language is used. Both have their own political agendas which they are servicing. That aside, one can do things with language, e.g., lie, swear, incite, pacify, hurt, humor, philosophize, etc. Nobody likes being told how to speak or how to behave or how to act, but we are social creatures and we live in this world with others. I don't care how un-PC somebody is, if you use language against them (even having the temerity to tell them how to speak in your presence) they will no doubt get upset, and who am I to say with this is rightly so or even true? We pretty much eschew discussions of politics and religion (to choose just two of the major taboo topics), and our forum is the better for it. Every now and then somebody sneaks something through (in the Name of Liberty, Justice, Ethical Behavior, etc.), and we all suffer it and suffer by it.

Well said zmjezhd.
Except you equate the PC crowd with the anti-PC crowd. That is not reality, that is political correctness.

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Is there any difference in meaning between elfish and fairy-like and what's the use of inventing a euphemism for a euphemism for a ...and so on and so on...

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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Is there any difference in meaning between elfish and fairy-like and what's the use of inventing a euphemism for a euphemism for a ...and so on and so on...

That's the point, Sheba. Civil people automatically select words and meanings so as not to offend and social correctness in a condition neccesary to effect orderly communication.

Political Correctness is otherwise. It seeks control.

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Political Correctness is otherwise. It seeks control.

I most assuredly agree. It's the imposition one's
value system on others.


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