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Old 10-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #161
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I hate it when threads get off track and degenerate into name calling. I found NOTHING in this thread that was racist or intolerant. The only intolerance, I thought, was for bad grammar and misuse and mispronunciation of words in the English language.
Racism and racial discrimination are also used to describe discrimination on an ethnic or cultural basis, independent of somatic differences. Because culture defines language, displaying a bias towards people who use language as it is used within the culture in which they live and to state an intolerance about such use is a form of racism that is independent of somatic differences. Specific examples would be pointing out differences in pronunciation or grammatical use. In the area where I live, one of those examples is typical of the speech pattern of First Nations people. That's all I'm going to say on the topic. Cliches and jargon are not the same.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #162
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Racism and racial discrimination are also used to describe discrimination on an ethnic or cultural basis, independent of somatic differences. Because culture defines language, displaying a bias towards people who use language as it is used within the culture in which they live and to state an intolerance about such use is a form of racism that is independent of somatic differences. Specific examples would be pointing out differences in pronunciation or grammatical use. In the area where I live, one of those examples is typical of the speech pattern of First Nations people. That's all I'm going to say on the topic. Cliches and jargon are not the same.
I have to disagree. Being troubled by poor grammar is not limited to specific ethnic, racial or cultural groups. If someone is butchering the English language, it's immaterial who he is. The issue is with the butcherer, not the butcher. It's your bias that's putting a racial tag on this discussion.
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i have to disagree. Being troubled by poor grammar is not limited to specific ethnic, racial or cultural groups. If someone is butchering the english language, it's immaterial who he is. The issue is with the butcherer, not the butcher. It's your bias that's putting a racial tag on this discussion.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:34 PM   #164
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One can find anything in any situation if one looks hard enough for it and is willing to define the parts into a whole of thier choosing.

If one person loves pears so much that he or she finds reference to pears in almost everything anyone says, that person will be convinced that society is pearophobic, when in actuality, it's the person doing the labeling that has the problem.

Personally, I can't stand the gritty things.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:42 PM   #165
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...Personally, I can't stand the gritty things.

I always appreciate a nice pair.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:11 PM   #166
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I always appreciate a nice pair.
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #167
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I always appreciate a nice pair.
pEAr, Andy....tsk, tsk, tsk....
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Timothy, there's less grit in a pair than there is in a pear.
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Unless you are on the beach...
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Unless you are on the beach...
Where you see lots of pairs but hardly any pears. 'Cause if you did, you'd need a paring knife to pare a pair of pears and they'd still be gritty. (which rhymes with...)
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