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let's also ban the idiotic, and any other word that is supposed to be offend.

Same thing for the word "bad".



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Lol someone tried slagging me off on another forum calling me autistic. Imo it's bannable and no different to saying things like you're a retard, you're gay or get cancer. Certain people just have no class.



Kerotan said:
Lol someone tried slagging me off on another forum calling me autistic. Imo it's bannable and no different to saying things like you're a retard, you're gay or get cancer. Certain people just have no class.

Equating autism with retards is probably also a bannable offense :P



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vivster said:
Kerotan said:
Lol someone tried slagging me off on another forum calling me autistic. Imo it's bannable and no different to saying things like you're a retard, you're gay or get cancer. Certain people just have no class.

Equating autism with retards is probably also a bannable offense :P

Technically he's equating calling someone autistic and calling someone a retard. It does make a difference, and a pretty significant one I think.



Can someone show me what this autisitc screech . first i herd of it.

I thought retard or spaz were the terms people through out at others. As in meaning why you being stupid or a fool.

Autistic is literally being born with a disability so it is different to me.



 

 

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vivster said:
thismeintiel said:
Boy, this is getting annoying. Eventually we'll have no words to express ourselves because they will all be labeled offensive by some group or another. We'll all just talk in grunts. But then certain grunts will be labeled offensive.

You flingleflongl Gargledishoop!

 



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thismeintiel said:
Boy, this is getting annoying. Eventually we'll have no words to express ourselves because they will all be labeled offensive by some group or another. We'll all just talk in grunts. But then certain grunts will be labeled offensive.

You can't express yourself without resorting to attacks like "autistic"? It's essentially the same as calling someone a nigger or a faggot, people are born with autism and it's not a choice that they made. Obviously autistic can be used in non-offensive ways, but that's obviously not what Curl is referring to.

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Yeah I didn't get the "slur" part either. I can see how it's offensive to someone with autism but yeah, I don't see it as offensive and I don't think it's meant to be offensive either. Every time I've seen the meme it's making fun of an ambiguous group of people, like Playstation fans: Auti- ... well ... you get my point Curl : - ) 

It's the equating of A to B.  The actions of the screeching individual is seen as a negative by the readers and the association with autism carries that same negative connotation.  Add in the pose and the general sense of mockery and it's certainly meant to be offensive. 

Here is the test.  Replace autism with someone other word in the meme.  Do you feel it requires a word with a negative association to be an effective meme?

thismeintiel said:
Boy, this is getting annoying. Eventually we'll have no words to express ourselves because they will all be labeled offensive by some group or another. We'll all just talk in grunts. But then certain grunts will be labeled offensive.

If you can't express yourself without the use of offensive and/or derogatory content, then you have poorly compiled your vocabulary.  It's really not difficult. 



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I like 'sperging' more than 'autistic'.



Cobretti2 said:
Can someone show me what this autisitc screech . first i herd of it.

Where the meme started:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBipMHCUXjo