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Old 05-09-2011, 10:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think Colbert nailed it when he said that using the R-word is so gay. It gets used a lot as a common colloquialism, so people don't really consider the meaning or how much mean-spiritedness lies behind it's original use as an insult. Attempts to raise an awareness of that shouldn't be thought of as forms of political correctness.
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