Friday, February 2, 2007
It's a Shame You Can't Un-Ring a Bell....
People are sometimes surprised that since I have a snarky web-column (and, at times, a snarky personality), I take offense to certain things. One of them is the gratuitious use of "retarded." For some reason, some people think it's a generic term that isn't a problem because it doesn't apply to anyone in particular. Well, folks, that's not true. It's mean, insulting, and people who use it are showing no class whatsoever, so don't be part of the problem.
In that same context, "gook" sometimes means a sloppy, thick substance. When referring to people, it is a derogatory term often referring to people of Asian descent. Oh, Stan.... I begged you to get an editor, but you wouldn't listen. Now look what you've done.