(Closed) What words/phrases do you find offensive?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

“Public school” used as a derogatory thing.  I went to public school because we couldn’t afford anything else.  Yeah, I hated it but there was nothing I can do.

Fiance hates “hicks” because where he’s from, that’s kind of what the people are.  I made the awful mistake of calling his brother that once and it did NOT go over well.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

What constitutes a “real” wedding. It reminds me of Palin talking about the “real” America. Um, hon, we’re all real, even if you disagree with us. And my wedding, city hall and four guests was completely and totally real.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I will try not to climb up on my soapbox too much hear, but it really offends me when people use the word rape as a joke or in a derogatory way. I think it’s awful that such a strong word and horible act could be used as a joke! ie”That test totally raped me” and many other phrases.

Oh and I have not seen that joke on WB, but I have seen it thrown around on the Knot boards a lot. One of many reasons I do not post over there anymore!

Post # 6
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683 posts
Busy bee

I don’t like the use of “crazy,” or “insane” as far as WB goes; especially because we’re referring to someone’s life choices, or weddings, or marriages. The subject matter we talk about here is so personal to us that we shouldn’t use phrases like that lest we sound judgy.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@jaylil9 That’s horrible! I am truly worried about the misogynistic trends and anti-feminist backlash happening in the US.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Retarded.

It seriously pisses me off.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hate when people say I’m going bridezilla or I’m having a bridezilla moment.  Nothing about being a bride should allow deplorable behavior. There is always a way to handle every situation with tact and poise and I hate that people have gotten away from that.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Laylabelle: I knew you would chime in :o)

My sister was in special education as a child (she caught up eventually) so this word is a soft spot with me as well.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um, how bout, “why do you wanna get married anyway?”

What is that about?  Its usually a divorcee or a bachelor that says it and the tone is like, “are you stupid?!?” 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@hotchild – you know it!!!

I’m on a personal mission to rid the world of the casual use of the R word, and to get people to stop ordering “expresso”.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have to agree with Jaylii. I haven’t seen anything like that on here, but people at college say that stuff all the time, and maybe I’m a little more sensitive to it, because I’ve been rapped, but it’s not funny, and totally disrespectful to the people who have been through stuff like that. When I hear people at school say stuff like that, I just stare at them with the evil eye, and walk away.

Post # 15
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1580 posts
Bumble bee

There’s not really a specific word or phrase that bothers me. Words have different meanings for different people. To each her own.

Post # 16
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443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I *HATE* “retarded” It’s called the “R” word in my parent’s house. My aunt uses it all the time and her thick Boston accent makes it infinitely worse “Retahded” *shudder*

I also hate (though not as intensely) Bridezilla. My minister asked me if I was going to be one. I was like “Seriously? Even from you?”  *shakes head*

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