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Thread #165570 Message #3989908
Posted By: peteaberdeen
29-Apr-19 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
donuel, it's just offensive to me anyway, to refer to the word 'retard' as a form of abuse. it's offensive for a clear reason to anyone with any respect for folk with disabilities.
'brexshitter' doesn't bother me much, there has been plenty of such insults in this nasty wee squabble.
insults like 'betrayal' or traitor' are something else - they allow people to get very self-righteous and sometimes angry. having received physical threats myself for being a remoaner and a 'traitor' - i wish we could forget all about this brexit idea and go back to being civil to each other and to our neighbours.
as it is, our house goes on the market tomorrow and we hope to move somewhere where there is a more diverse community and less bad feeling.