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Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:05
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:06
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:10
but in Dutch we say ****, ****, kut (Dutch slang for *****)
I am 100% on side with that. But your society works to different rules (or different levels of those rules), and so what is acceptable is different. America has pretty tight rules over what language they find acceptable (same with England), so to be part of mainstream society, you work within those rules.
We're just relaxed about these things, and it makes for a much nicer culture in my opinion.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:13
On an airline run by a privately owned company? No, you really don't.
This woman was stupid. Sorry, I choose to not wear swear words (and other contentious imagery) on my clothing, the same as I don't openly swear in public. It IS offensive. There are rules to life, and one I live by is to not offend random people - it certainly helps me get by and not get caught up in this sort of thing.
I have been saying this for over a decade!!!!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:23
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:25
"You" didn't mean you as an individual, I meant you as in the populace. No direct offense meant. But by the same token, I have no idea of the talk shows you (you as in you) mention
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:27
I think even South Park made an episode about it, where Cartman goes onto these shows and says exactly the same. It was funny!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:27
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:32
I'm glad we're not so narrow-minded in Belgium. When people stop paying attention to swear words and offensive things and whatever, they automatically lose their offensiveness. Pardon my language now, but in Dutch we say ****, ****, kut (Dutch slang for *****) and all sorts of variations and translations all the time, and nobody really seems to mind. Only in really formal situations you shouldn't, of course, but in general nobody really cares.
People swear on TV, full nudity is fine on prime time TV, hell you even see titties in random shampoo ads on all channels. We're just relaxed about these things, and it makes for a much nicer culture in my opinion.
But hey, Americans. I rest my case.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:36
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:40
Where the right to believe stone age crap is defended and the right to protest against it is not
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:42
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:46
She got what she deserved. Why does she need to A) Voice her opinion about something on a t-shirt that has an offensive vulgar word on it, and B) Wear that shirt on a plane with other passengers.
This is the problem with some people. They only think about their rights, but never about responsibility. She knew the rules and decided that she'd ignore them anyway. What a wack job.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 13:47
So if... blah blah blah and the moon was red and shoes were made of toasters and my arse shot rainbows!
So if they had a rule set that said "no Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, or Buddhists" do you think they'd escape being censured for that as well?