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Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

Let's get together and make killing the unborn free to anyone!

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by What, Again on 02/27/2017 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Have Some Fun and Help Planned Parenthood Fight for Your Rights

A fundraiser for Planned Parenthood that is being promoted as "Family Friendly?"

That takes a whole lot of chutzpah! Because as we all know not everybody winds up with a family.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Patty G on 02/27/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Are Vouchers Bad For Students Who Use Them?

So you are saying that failing public schools are failing because of low income students? And then to top it off the public schools are fixing grades?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Betty Lew on 02/27/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Political Theater: McSally Schedules Town Hall Just in Time To Scramble Critics

When all else fails, blame Bush.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by CW13 on 02/27/2017 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Sex Language

The logic of this article escapes me. It seems to be comparing contemporary slang English with "traditional Chinese". First, "traditional Chinese" is undefined: "Chinese" is not a language, but a family of languages. The article never states which Chinese language was used for translations. It seems unlikely that all Chinese languages use the same terms to refer to sex. If "traditional Chinese" means "classical Chinese", which is indeed used to refer to a single language, then it seems preposterous to compare words used in classical literary Chinese with contemporary English slang.

Moreover, it is surprising these days to find an article that is unaware, or ignores, the obvious fact that perception of vulgarity is subjective: based on social and personal tastes. The terms the author finds poetic might be offensive to others, while terms like "cock" and "pussy" - which are simply animal metaphors, based on physical appearance - do not bring to my mind the violent negative connotations mentioned here.

Try this experiment: learn a few slang Cantonese sex terms, then ask a Cantonese-speaking journalist if those words are vulgar or melodic - you may be surprised.

Posted by Lingo on 02/27/2017 at 3:45 AM

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