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@eivo, Ok there you go.It says exactly what you mean, but avoids the (possible) racial inuendo.
March 16, 2014 at 1 p.m.
I simply pointed out to you (because you didn't know) that the word "thug" today is being used by the younger generation in a much different manner than you or I would.
I only learned this recently when I asked a granddaughter what "thug music" was. I heard this phrase during the "loud music trial", being used by the defendant.
I offered that as a BTW, because I suspected that you didn't know that. Owing to the possible context someone else might take, "thug" might be a term you'd want to be careful about using particularily around college kids.
Hardly what I would refer to as a racial bias attack.
March 16, 2014 at 12:33 a.m.
@eivo,RE Post # 104.
Please expound on that. Our are you trying to bait me?
March 15, 2014 at 11:42 p.m.
Why would I think that, much less say it?
March 15, 2014 at 8:23 p.m.
eivo and you keep refering to personal attacks.I simply said in post 89 that: "Perhaps you don't even realize it when you make provocative statements. "
Do you construe that to be a personal attack?
I could have just as easily said to eivo, 'Perhaps you don't even realize it when you are ridiculing or belittling others.'
Consider the simple two posts 43 and 44. The author of 43 made the suggestion to "just require a facebook account to comment like most sites do these days".
eivo's responded with "Why not require a Social Security Number too?"
Clearly eivo was ridiculing jrolley's suggestion. Facetious ? Belittling jrolley's opinion ?
Then consider eivo's response to Jenna's letter to the editor asking for pothole repair. How could his comment to Jenna be taken as anything other then snarky and condescending.
IMO that he may not realize the effect of his words, is hardly an attack.
March 15, 2014 at 7:57 p.m.
@eivo,Reminder that you said, "If one criticizes....". You didn't say 'If you are a big enough target that criticizes.....'
Regardless, that's not the point.
The point is that you seem to be deliberately provocative. Either you are doing it consciously, subconsciously or don't know what a provocateur is.
March 15, 2014 at 4:04 p.m.
That you take an interest in your child's safety is great.
That's not the point.
The point is that you seem to go out of your way to provocate.
March 15, 2014 at 12:33 a.m.
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March 14, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.
Eivo, a bit over reactive tonight, are we?
My point is that the "thug" reference was gratuitous.
Check out thug.com, check out "I hate thug music"'. Maybe your book definition of thug is not the current slang usage.
The point is you need to be careful with the pejoratives that you use, they may carry a different meaning than what you intend.
When you attack someone's alma mater, people tend to take that personally (regardless of your intent).
March 14, 2014 at 8:46 p.m.
@eivo,Perhaps you don't even realize it when you make provovcative statements.
In the example you provided (regarding YSU tuition), you said " If the students don't like YSU, then they can vote with their feet. That is exactly what my daughter is going to do. She has enrolled in a thug free out of state University this fall."
You had made your point, but then added the gratuitous inference that YSU is populated by "thugs". Completely unnecessary and not germane to the tuition discussion. Consequently, I can understand where some would view that as an "attack" on their University and it's students.
BTW, the term "thug" is evolving to refer to a young black male. In that context, your choice of words to describe your daughter's new school ..... well need I say more?
March 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.