My apologies [ was Re: Gripe against OSX [ was Re: osx talk
meeting notes ]]
pgarland at u.washington.edu
Fri Jan 24 11:38:41 PST 2003
No, don't unsubscribe! It's better to learn from it.
I hadn't heard the phrase in a while, but I heard it constantly when I attended Catholic
elementry school, where it was used by students who expressed an astonishing diversity
of bigotries, so its use does bother me. I have heard it used by people who thought of it
as an just an innocent figure of speech, so I think its use has spread and I don't
automatically assume the speaker/writer is trying to be offensive.
So I agree with Charles; we should just move on.
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, 'The Buddha' Doug McLean wrote:
> Charles et al,
> Sorry, it was a very poor choice in words. I didn't mean to offend
> anyone, and I should definitely use a little more common sense in the
> future. I will gladly unsubscribe from the list if people feel it is for
> the better.
> Doug McLean
> Department of Microbiology
> PGP Public Key ID# 0xF96E92D8
> Meanwhile, in Gotham, Charles F. Munat wrote:
> > 'The Buddha' Doug McLean wrote:
> > > How gay is that?
> > No offense, Doug, but what exactly does this mean?
> > Chas. Munat
> > Informatics
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