@Aleeve (but anyone can join in).........(21 posts)
Which is exactly what I did!
Come one, you can get much more techninal than 'posted twice, damn'
because damn is actually an acronym for 'dangerously awful microsoft nerds' which is actually technical language, and also using acronyms is a very kighly prized skill
Hope I didn't offend anyone!!! :P
The problem with language is that each generation has their own standards. What may be totally acceptable to an 18 year old may sound offensive to a 60 year old. As far as I have seen, we have at least 3 generations on the Forum on a regular basis. Some of us more mature guys had to reign in a few of the youngsters a couple of times. But the youngsters did not do that in a vicious way, I think. For them it was "daily language". So it is very difficult to draw the line. In addition you have many nationalities. Maybe some of you remember my discussion with jd on the word "hick". To me that did not sound offensive and translated into my language as "farmer, slow guy" and alike. But jd quoted the american interpretation of the Wikipedia and I guess in the US it comes across differently. So I think best is to make each other aware of the pitfalls and act accordingly - but then we don't want to be competely sanitized either. I still like "bugger" which I picked up many years ago in the UK and "moron" which I picked up in the US.
@whs. yes. on the language thing. I had a Dutch friend a few years ago who used the F word in every sentence. I talked to him about how it wasn't nice, and he said, when he was in England working and learning the language, that was how his boss spoke, so he thought it was normal.
This topic has been closed to new replies.