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Is this the only group that...? (R word related.)

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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Are we the only group that categorically does not allow the use of the R word?

I have always liked and respected that about this group. I commend you all, ladies. I honestly appreciate that.

But are we the only ones? I saw it in another group today and it made my skin crawl.
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chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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No, the R-word rule is internet wide. Some people are just oblivious.

Apollos82
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I guess so. I was shocked. Someone in another group used it, so I said "please refrain from using the R word" and people got upset with ME.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

No, the R-word rule is internet wide. Some people are just oblivious.

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armywife1820
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:57 AM

whats the R word haha

Apollos82
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:58 AM
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Retard or variations, used in a derogatory fashion or as slang for something someone doesn't like.

Quoting armywife1820:

whats the R word haha

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Coconutty4Hubby
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:58 AM

I'm tired of people getting offended by words.  Can't say 'R' word anymore, can't say 'N' word... Next it will be TREE, aka "T' word........

504bbymami
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 12:59 AM
It's against cm TOS to use it
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chrlstoncharmed
by Melissa on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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What was the context? It doesn't bother me if used like "chemical x will retard the growth of weeds" - but to insult someone by calling them retarded or a retard is not cool.

Quoting Apollos82:

I guess so. I was shocked. Someone in another group used it, so I said "please refrain from using the R word" and people got upset with ME.

Quoting chrlstoncharmed:

No, the R-word rule is internet wide. Some people are just oblivious.


adrianna1043
by Adrianna on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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Words carry a lot of weight. They can start or end wars, they can defame or comfort people.

Quoting Coconutty4Hubby:

I'm tired of people getting offended by words.  Can't say 'R' word anymore, can't say 'N' word... Next it will be TREE, aka "T' word........

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armywife1820
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Okay thank you lol. But i just say stupid instead because you need to think of others.

Quoting Apollos82:

Retard or variations, used in a derogatory fashion or as slang for something someone doesn't like.

Quoting armywife1820:

whats the R word haha


armywife1820
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 1:03 AM

When some people do use that word though they dont mean it the way its implied they usually mean stupid.

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