posted on Jan, 4 2009 @ 03:08 PM
Originally posted by deepred
Thank you for your insight to the OP.
As was shown in the second half of the post BLEEP does not always mean what many would perceive it to mean.
It was intended to be a dramatic method of pointing out how we sometimes assume we understand the meaning of a word when we do not.
BTW what words did you substitute for the BLEEPS while you were reading the first half of the post?
Yeah I understand. I am somewhat torn on it. I get and seen your point - and generally agree with the premise. But at the same time, I can't help
but realize that you are also playing on peoples perceptions - as if there wasn't a valid reason why peoples perceptions were that way.
I don't think the example really fits for me. By the time I got to your post, it was on the front page(isn't now, but was for a minute), had a
couple of stars and such. Plus, I have 1900X1200 resolution, so I could see the top of the "real" one. So I didn't really replace each individual
word etc. I figured something must be up for the other reasons. However, no doubt if I had come across only the top portion without all that I
would have also replaced them with bad words.
In reality, people are just looking for the correct perception to apply to things, and I do believe in this case the correct perception for the bleeps
would have normally been with bad words. Bleep is another word for censored.
If anything, it's a good example of how censorship and not giving all the facts on something will lead to people filling in the blanks and how the
person who does these things are the ones to blame for what people fill into those blanks for leaving them blank in the first place. Kind of like
how things are placed onto things the government does in secrecy. I don't blame people for what they fill into the blanks, I blame the secrecy for
creating the blanks.
The very act of doing these things is an attempt to hide the truth from those who can't figure it out on their own, and so you can only blame
yourself for the reactions. If the truth was told from the start, rather than secrecy on these things, then the misconceptions wouldn't exist to
begin with. Just as if your OP had been the 2nd part without the censors, no problem would have existed in this thread.
[edit on 4-1-2009 by badmedia]