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Is normie an insult

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So I've recently had an argument with someone about the use of the word normie. They claimed that they weren't calling people normies is not an insult while I said that the word as used in the modern day is an insult. So I've decided to ask people here there opinion on the use of the word. Is it an insult or not.



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It is usually used to call other people sheeps.



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Every word can be an insult if said with the intention of hurting and/or making fun of someone, and even the biggest slur doesn't need to be taken as an insult in the appropiate contexts.

Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 15 February 2020

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Yes, its an insult for people who think there's any value in the status quo, used often by progressives who think society needs to be radically altered because there's not sufficient equality of outcome between people

For example, someone who believes women get paid 77 cents on every dollar a man earns may call someone who does not believe this a "normie", since from that first person's perspective, the latter's ignorance is holding society back from a state where women will be paid 100 cents to every dollar a man earns.



People should have thicker skin these days.



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S.Peelman said:
People should have thicker skin these days.

So do you think its not an insult? I've alway found that the word implies that the one saying it is better than the subject. If you said you enjoyed something popular and you were dismissed as a 'normie', would you not think that is an insult?



pikashoe said:
S.Peelman said:
People should have thicker skin these days.

So do you think its not an insult? I've alway found that the word implies that the one saying it is better than the subject. If you said you enjoyed something popular and you were dismissed as a 'normie', would you not think that is an insult?

No, it's not an insult. It's an "Okay, whatever", because there would probably be some other area where I would be more interested in the niche thing instead of the 'normie' thing.



It is used to separate people. It has an inherent demeaning to it. Along the lines of you aren't special or knowledgeable about this subject you are just a "normie".
I wouldn't be insulted by it, but I can see people trying to insult with it.

Can't imagine a situation in which people would say it unironically enough. Feels like a catch phrase I'd see in bad animes, or a harry potter rip off.
Perhaps even self-deprecating. "You wouldn't understand us we are just normies".

I guess the reason I'd never be insulted by it - is because I could never take it seriously. Feels like a childish version of normal. Like someone trying to yell at you while using baby talk.



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Darwinianevolution said:

Every word can be an insult if said with the intention of hurting and/or making fun of someone, and even the biggest slur doesn't need to be taken as an insult in the appropiate contexts.

Wanted to say the same.



Darwinianevolution said:

Every word can be an insult if said with the intention of hurting and/or making fun of someone, and even the biggest slur doesn't need to be taken as an insult in the appropiate contexts.

Of course, you jokingly say something to someone and not really mean. 

But I'm talking about when someone means what they say. Because calling someone a normie without irony means you consider them lesser because they enjoy popular things. It's more the superiority complex part that that annoys me than anything else.