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Invisiblekaiowas
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name calling
    #3168886 - 09/23/04 06:05 AM (13 years, 28 days ago)

when does it ever help a conversation?


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3168996 - 09/23/04 07:53 AM (13 years, 28 days ago)

at a name calling seminar?


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3169002 - 09/23/04 08:00 AM (13 years, 28 days ago)

Pfff when doesn't it stupidhead!





.. no.... i have nothing else to contribute..  I just couldn't resist :laugh:


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3169063 - 09/23/04 09:00 AM (13 years, 28 days ago)

From now on I am saying "Hey you!" instead of "Hey kaiowas"...  :smirk:


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Re: name calling [Re: Swami]
    #3170034 - 09/23/04 03:03 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

hehe ^

and to answer your question, it doesnt. If you ever find yourself using an insulting or derogatory term to refer to someone here, delete everything you wrote, take a few deep breaths, and see if you can get your point across without resorting to primary school tactics.

If not, you have no good point to make, and you are masking your inability to logically debate with an ad hominem attack.

(the ad hominem attack is like the first and most obvious sign of a philosophical weakness.)

When someone uses name calling its a good sign that their motives for debate are seriously flawed. It shows that they are taking the playground bully mindset and trying to bring it into an adult discussion level.


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3170088 - 09/23/04 03:19 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

Violence (yes, words can be violent) is the weapon of the incompetent ...

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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3171460 - 09/23/04 08:47 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

What are you trying to say you filthy scumbag. What do you mean that calling names doesn't help the conversation!!!! Man what an idiot.


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3171490 - 09/23/04 08:52 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

I believe it can be an exercise in self-discipline and ego control.  If someone calls you a name and you get offended by it, then you know you need to work on taming your ego.  Now, what do you think of that, jackass? :wink:


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3171755 - 09/23/04 09:46 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

like, if I felt the need to call you a shit for brains fucking idiot, the conversation would be helped.

I think my lame attempt was better than anyone else's.


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OfflineWhiteRussian
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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3171816 - 09/23/04 09:57 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

what if name calling is all a person knows? do you automatically disregard him/her? are they all the sudden an enemy?

Im not saying that name calling is good, but you can miss out on some really interesting people.........not everyone is gonna have a lalala happy expression of themselves, maybe that negative expression that you recieve is positive to the person saying shit.

All im saying is no one will all the sudden turn nice and happy, you will run into people like that, its how you react that matters. :smile:


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3171820 - 09/23/04 09:57 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

just another perspective, thats all


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Re: name calling [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3172007 - 09/23/04 10:30 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

Quote:

WhiteRussian said:
what if name calling is all a person knows? do you automatically disregard him/her? are they all the sudden an enemy?

Im not saying that name calling is good, but you can miss out on some really interesting people.........not everyone is gonna have a lalala happy expression of themselves, maybe that negative expression that you recieve is positive to the person saying shit.

All im saying is no one will all the sudden turn nice and happy, you will run into people like that, its how you react that matters. :smile:




I agree  :thumbup:

I'm not saying putting people down isn't necessary, I'm just asking to see when people think it helps conversation :grin:


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3172038 - 09/23/04 10:34 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

oh, in that case it doesn't :smile:


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3172054 - 09/23/04 10:36 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

well, you can have a conversation with someone that only knows bad words cuz of the way their parents speak


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Re: name calling [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3172089 - 09/23/04 10:43 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

yes

the thing is that I don't think words are inherently bad.

it depends on the intent behind the words. :wink:


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3172145 - 09/23/04 10:54 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

Can you give me an example so i can understand better?......this could go many different ways


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Re: name calling [Re: WhiteRussian]
    #3172358 - 09/23/04 11:23 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

i could say

"fuck you" in a joking way

or say

"fuck you!" out of anger


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Annnnnnd I had a light saber and my friend was there and I said "you look like an indian" and he said "you look like satan" and he found a stick and a rock and he named the rock ooga booga and he named the stick Stick and we both thought that was pretty funny. We got eaten alive by mosquitos but didn't notice til the next day. I stepped on some glass while wading in the swamp and cut my foot open, didn't bother me til the next day either....yeah it was a good time, ended the night by buying some liquor for minors and drinking nips and going to he diner and eating chicken fingers, and then I went home and went to bed.---senior doobie


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Re: name calling [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #3172372 - 09/23/04 11:25 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

Quote:

Huehuecoyotl said:
What are you trying to say you filthy scumbag. What do you mean that calling names doesn't help the conversation!!!! Man what an idiot.




Haha sometimes it's quite funny though (if its an obvious joke)


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Re: name calling [Re: Swami]
    #3172436 - 09/23/04 11:34 PM (13 years, 28 days ago)

OR you could just reply to the their name.

Thats a bad problem... especially among n00b's... thats right... n00b's :laugh:

:grin:


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Re: name calling [Re: kaiowas]
    #3172617 - 09/24/04 12:04 AM (13 years, 27 days ago)

but obviously this question is irrelevent, cuz you would know how to answer, if its a friend, you would know that the/shes joking, even if he/she serious, who cares, if its someone you dont know, and you know they've offended you in an obvious way, just walk off

Whats the problem?
these things dont happen that often, dont worry about it,

lol
pees :smile:


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