Russia invades Ukraine

____no5

Free Man
So if we say X country's government are stupid it's considered a slur /bigoted language? Or there is something else in this phrase? I'm not familiar with that movie.
 

LooseCannon

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It's the use of the specific word, which in modern English vernacular, is used primarily to insult people who aren't of normal mental capacities.
 

Azas

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
It's the use of the specific word, which in modern English vernacular, is used primarily to insult people who aren't of normal mental capacities.
I used this word in the context of the movie. Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.) is explaining to Tugg Speedsman (Ben Stiller) why you should not go full retard when taking a film role. Imo, Germany's nowadays actions are very questionable. I put Germany into Tugg's shoes. That's all.
 
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LooseCannon

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I don't care if you're quoting a movie. That's a weasel way to try to get bigoted terms into the conversation. There's plenty of other ways to say what you're trying to say. I'm even giving you leeway because you're not a native English speaker. If I see that word used again, there'll be warn points issued.
 

Azas

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
My post was a two in one: a joke and opinion. Maybe harsh, but it's only a joke. If you don't like it, fine.
I feel like I am standing in front of the censors meeting, that existed in Lithuania during the Soviet years. Huh.
I was not intending to harm disabled people. But you know, there's a saying that you can joke about everything. Context is important.
I will not use this word anymore, because not funny joke has been already said.
 
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LooseCannon

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I know you weren't intending to harm anyone. I am just letting you know that there's "jokes"that, according to our policies, aren't welcome. Like I said, you can find other ways to express what you meant without using terms that do cause harm.
 

LooseCannon

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It sounds like the Americans are going to send M1 Abrams as well. We're moving to a new phase of this conflict, for sure. Still, I think now is the time. Russia is putting a rock in their fist.

 

____no5

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Magnus

Pica Serdica

"German Chancellor Olaf Scholz formally announced Wednesday that after weeks of stalling and frustrating negotiations Berlin has agreed to send two battalions of Leopard 2 A6 tanks to Ukraine.

In a statement the government said it would initially send one company of 14 tanks to Kyiv, though its aim is to send up to 88 tanks from its own stockpiles."
I'm not sure this is the best possible number, context considered.
 
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