Respites

Rules on epithets

If you’re white, you shouldn’t say the “N-word.” Why would you think it’s okay? And why would you want to say it?

I embrace my pejorative — it’s one of the few perks. I can use the “F-word”; heteros shouldn’t.

This isn’t hard to understand, and just because the Dr. Laura’s of the world can’t — or won’t — grasp it doesn’t mean the rest of us should suffer under the thumb of the language cops.

About these ads

2 Comments on Rules on epithets

  1. Jack Straw // August 23, 2010 at am //

    So who makes these rules? The Language Police? The Sensitivity Police? If the latter, please tell them that the majority of Americans do not want a mosque built at Ground Zero and EXPECT the muslims to be a little more sensitive.

  2. You’re a bit obsessed with this mosque. A little sense of humor, please. And why does a white person feel put upon because they can’t use an epithet. Poor white people.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 341 other followers

%d bloggers like this: