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...Has anyone posting on this board ever used the phrase " politically correct " as anything put a putdown/perogative term ? Or any English-speaker alive today ?

  At least pejorative , the ' PC " term may be used as a " cute " " distancing/protecting yourself " term ` Um , recently , in noting someone's use of the term " BAP " in a context about developmental disabilities , and remembered a 1990s Halle Berry film title " Baps - Black American Princesses " ~ And then , distancing myself , I recalled that the phrase used in the Halle movie " BAP " was an extension of a once-popular , " but pretty dern non-PC by today's standards " , joking phrase/concept  that , ermn , acronymed into " JAP " .

...In other words/returning to the name point , ANYONE who brings up the phrase " politically correct/P.C. " nowadays simply does it to reassure his/her audience that s/he (ooper , pardon my PC-ness there ~ eh ?) is totally AGAINST PCness , and indeed , that their entire audience is against it !



Commander Benson said:

There is no protection under criminal law against simply being offended.

Nor should there be. I was noting the First Amendment isn't armor against anything you choose to say. And "fighting words" isn't the only exception.


Captain Comics said:


 

Nor should there be. I was noting the First Amendment isn't armor against anything you choose to say. And "fighting words" isn't the only exception.

Oh, I fully agree with you there. First Amendment protections are not absolute. (Which also goes for most of the other amendments.) Nor, should they be.

"Criminal threats" aka "terrorist threats" are unlawful. Generally this is when someone threatens to beat/kill another person and it can be proven to be a credible threat that would result in bodily harm. Proving intent is the tricky part, but it is another exception to the First Amendment.

Scientists detect gravity waves. My hat-tip for the link.

Was I the only lowbrow viewer who watche dthe many graphics explaining 'Gravitational Waves' - trying desperatly to see the Silver Surfer riding them..?

Luke Blanchard said:

Scientists detect gravity waves. My hat-tip for the link.

This is more along the lines of what I was thinking.

They've said they're working on teleportation but so far it only works on beams of light.

It's worked on sub-atomic particles, also.

Some banks in Europe and Japan are now paying negative interest rates (in other words you pay to keep your money in the bank.) They say it probably won't happen in America, but they're not ruling it out the possibility.

Richard Mantle said:

Was I the only lowbrow viewer who watche dthe many graphics explaining 'Gravitational Waves' - trying desperatly to see the Silver Surfer riding them..?


I really like that as an idea, that's he's actually surfing something.

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