Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Caitrin Descriptive terms, appropriate or not? (49) RE: Descriptive terms, appropriate or not? 06 May 00


I like your answer there, 'spaw! :)
Art, I feel the same way about network. I also maintain that impact and research aren't verbs, either.
I've never heard of anyone using the term "vertically challenged" seriously before. That truly amazes me. The only people I know that say it use it to describe themselves as a joke.
I've heard some black kids here refer to each other as "niggas." Most adult black people I know think it's disgraceful. I've heard girls, joking, calling each other all kinds of names (slut, ho, bitch, etc.). I don't really see why these are considered terms of affection.
We've talked a lot about the stereotypes related to schizophrenia and other psychological diseases and disorders in my Pysch class. People often get labeled as "crazy" and totally written off, even by family and friends. It's terrible that anyone gets treated like that, especially if it's a person who needs support. As to terminology, I always say whatever the official name for the psychological disorder in question is. That tends to avoid any euphemism or "political correctness" problems.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.