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Re: Re; courtesy and smoking
Poster: RowenRhys <RowenRhys@aol.com>
In a message dated 98-02-26 01:55:43 EST, CptnBnytng@aol.com writes:
<< I think that most of the readers of this post are aware enough of what
really happening to understand that the people I referred to as *the N word*
are the type who nastily accost, lambaste, and otherwise trounce unmercifully
upon some poor innocent, unsuspecting and impressionable newbie (please ...,
don't make another assumption that I am being discourtious to those of
newcoming to the society with this appellation ) so that he or she swears
never to return to such a rude and unfriendly place. I think we have had
enough examples illustrated to know that this is a factorable segment of
population and that they are the ones who are commonly referred to as *the N
I don't feel like I am contradicting myself about courtesy when i use a
word that is in widespread use in the society as a descriptive for a type or
extreemly rude and unchivalrous person. I'm sorry if any good peoples find
it personally offensive due to mundane associations that they may carry;
is not my intent !
Therefor I stand by that which i have said without chagrin or excuse.
In service to the populace,
Captain Bunnyetongue >>
First off, Sorry to get "dissed" about the apostrophe. Also I do not wish to
be "the type that nastily, accost, lambaste, and otherwise trounce
unmercifully upon some poor, innocent, unsuspecting and impressionable newbie"
for I feel that as a newbie (a term to which I bear no offense) this very
thing happened to me...and as I moved in and out of the Society for the past 6
years it happened to me at almost every new venture...So maybe these "Nazis"
(as you have cleared up does not mean a member of the German fascist party or
anyone who holds similar views) cause "newbies" to either split for good or to
become so sour that they become like their offenders. Just a thought.
Rowen ferch Rhys
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