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29 December 2018
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Dark Overlord said
Authoritarians can be real jerks when it comes to censorship, especially the progressive ones since they'll make it seem like they're trying to make the world a better place while attempting to censor you.

As for the c word, people started using it in an offensive manner, so they decided it was offensive, just like the word retarded, which in only 50 years turned from the preferred term to refer to someone with an IQ below 75 to a term that's often placed on the same level as other offensive terms like the n word and the other f word.

As for something i learned today, you can actually get in trouble if you choose to work during a strike.  

With the r word, I think it's now considered offensive since people started using it to insult their friends, or in hate crime towards disabled people. 

As for striking, I don't know the context, but people continuing to work and not supporting their colleagues (comrades) is exactly what the boss wants in those situations. If the workforce is divided then it makes it harder for them to fight for their rights. 

Today I learned that Obama has a pretty good taste in music.

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QuarryMan said

Today I learned that Obama has a pretty good taste in music.  

Oh yeah? He a Beatles fan? *crosses fingers*

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50yearslate said

Oh yeah? He a Beatles fan? *crosses fingers*  

Well I was referring to this, his latest annual list of his favourite songs to come out in a given year

https://www.tmz.com/2018/12/28.....-no-kanye/

But a few years ago Sir Paul did play for Obama at the White House!

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But a few years ago Sir Paul did play for Obama at the White House!

  

What an honor! 

(for Barack Obama, that is...)

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50yearslate said

What an honor! 

(for Barack Obama, that is...)  

Of course. 

A couple funny things about that video that I discovered from the comments...

First is that about 10:35 minutes in Paul knocks over a microphone and uhhhh.... Stevie Wonder (who is blind) somehow notices and stops it from falling. Crazy stuff. 

Second is this incredible moment. George Washington: "I give you - Paul McCartney

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My personal idiocies go back a long way............As I basically learnt to read from comics, for years I pronounced Batman's 'utility belt' as 'Utterly Belt' Oh yes and I had a problem until corrected with the word 'misled'

As for offensive words they're useful sometimes but should only rarely be used. I don't appreciate their use in general conversation.......And I'm old fashioned and hypocritical  enough to hate hearing ladies swear.

My son is 20 soon apart from in the course of telling a joke I've never heard him swear. 

OK something I've learned today........Well in the last 20 years.....seems like yesterday...

That 'idiot' originally meant someone who thinks for himself

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My personal idiocies go back a long way............As I basically learnt to read from comics, for years I pronounced Batman's 'utility belt' as 'Utterly Belt' Oh yes and I had a problem until corrected with the word 'misled'

As for offensive words they're useful sometimes but should only rarely be used. I don't appreciate their use in general conversation.......And I'm old fashioned and hypocritical  enough to hate hearing ladies swear.

My son is 20 soon apart from in the course of telling a joke I've never heard him swear. 

OK something I've learned today........Well in the last 20 years.....seems like yesterday...

That 'idiot' originally meant someone who thinks for himself  

That sounds like it would make a good comeback... thanks! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Giraffes have neck fights.

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Giraffes have neck fights.  

Because they don't have thumbs.....

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Wigwam said

As for offensive words they're useful sometimes but should only rarely be used. I don't appreciate their use in general conversation.......And I'm old fashioned and hypocritical  enough to hate hearing ladies swear.

Well, good thing I'm not a lady then. I'm a lad-ette. ahdn_john_08_gif

(For real, though, yesterday someone asked my sister if her brother would like to pet the dog. I just smiled and said, No thanks [I'm a cat person]. a-hard-days-night-john-6)

That 'idiot' originally meant someone who thinks for himself  

HAHAHAHAHAHA The Fool On The Hill sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head see the world spinning round, ya know?

@50yearslate perhaps you never realized that about the Anthology because you didn't spend hours perusing things related to Klaus Voormann and his beautiful Beatles art?

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@50yearslate perhaps you never realized that about the Anthology because you didn't spend hours perusing things related to Klaus Voormann and his beautiful Beatles art?  

Probably. I should get around to doing that.

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There is a type of goat in Morocco that can climb trees.

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I actually look far cuter with itty-bitty little scrappy high pigtails than I reasonably should*. It destroyed my fragile teenage ego, though (not to mention any semblance my hair had of behaving/lying flat) so I shut it down pretty quick. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

*I need a haircut, le moptoppe is getting shaggy

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Rrrgh I'm so jealous of all you moptoppers, my hair would self destruct if I ever tried to cut it that short.

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Men invented and wore high heels first.......Women copied the style later.

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The same goes for a lot of modern fashion, it would seem. Button-down shirts, suits, trousers, short hair... women are just better at wearing clothes, I guess a-hard-days-night-george-10 (though I think my examples were more a product of first- and second-wave feminism, with the women trying to prove they could do everything men did, including trouser-wearing. Heels go back much further).

On a semi-related note, pink used to be the boys' colour and blue was for girls, because pink was seen as more vigorous and blue a softer, more feminine colour. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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*I need a haircut, le moptoppe is getting shaggy  

The haircut happened, and lads we're back to Bowie hair it would seem. a-hard-days-night-paul-7 Oh dear -- this always seems to happen -- I just love this style too much ahdn_george_06

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The whole idea of dresses is dumb, like a snake could easily just grab ya by slithering up your leg, but if you're wearing pants at least you get some protection. From snakes. 

For some reason the above posts made me think this and I don't know why. 

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Dresses make a lot of sense in hot places, though. Cool and breezy. Though of course they call them kurtas and kaftans and whatnot.

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Shorts are way better since you don't have to worry about perverts.

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Y'all...! You're not thinking, this argument is pointless... you just wear dresses WITH shorts/pants! Problem solved! mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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