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originally posted by: awareness10
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
I still think hawking's left ear looks different in the new photo from the old one.
But yes that was rather silly that people were offended by it.
People need to be offended more by the way the corrupt Govts keeps screwing up.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
a reply to: awareness10
I would show you a pic, but it's difficult to do so when you are using an I-pad.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: AccessDenied
We have to be willing to draw lines.
I honest was thinking about making a thread about asking lesser active members and lurkers to become more active so we can get more diversity on thought and less emotional knee jerking and snowflakeyness.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
The word "snowflake", besides being a meaningless term outside of discussions regarding snow, has become a go-to insult for those who cannot insult any better. That's why we don't use these ridiculous terms in the first place, because 1) they a aren't true nor apt uses of the term, and 2) they can always be used by the ones they were originally supposed to be directed at.
If you want to want to insult someone properly, even beautifully, without the seductions and traps of nounism, tell the truth about him. Modify the noun with adjectives, or use metaphors, but never change the noun to another one.