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the_fox31 Apr 24, 2005 7:55pm

Raped a playmoney SNG

Wow, are they soft or what?

Good ego booster for anyone who needs it.

Also, got my first flush + straight today on my play money acount. Not a straight flush, but nearly as good!

A fun 15 minutes anyways...

ripwalk Apr 26, 2005 12:27pm

I find it pretty offensive when people use the word "rape" in such a positive light.

I have no experience with rape, but I assume anyone who has would also be extremely offended by this usage.

xenthebrain Apr 26, 2005 12:30pm

man stop whining about trivialities...

Iestyn75 Apr 26, 2005 12:41pm

Without wanting to open up the debate, nor indeed take sides, I'd simply like to point out that choice of words is not necessarily trivial.

xenthebrain Apr 26, 2005 12:49pm

well, you know that he didn't meant to be offense, so this whole thing here is trivial

killcrazy Apr 26, 2005 12:50pm

i see nothing wrong with his use of the word.

rape means abusive improper treatment, it doesn't necessarilly refer to sexual assault, as in this case, given that he was raping a poker game and not your sister.


ripwalk Apr 26, 2005 1:19pm

It doesn't really matter if it's meant in a a sexual way, it's simply the inference.

Same with using the word "gay" with a negative connotation, a lot of times people don't mean anything about sexual preference, but it is still ignorant to use that word in a negative light like that.

What if I said something like, "Man, I totally holocausted that tournament" ... Would this be proper to say? I don't think so, but I'm sure some disagree.

skeptix82 Apr 26, 2005 1:42pm


I am certaintly the empathy-stricken individual but PC is stupid, annoying, and limiting. So what if "raped" was a stupid word to describe his utter control and mastery of the play money gauntlet. Get some context going here. Read between the lines. Place your semantical powers of prose to better use. Choose your battles.

killcrazy Apr 26, 2005 2:09pm

Firstly, holocaust is a noun not a verb.

Secondly, were holocaust a verb it would be incorrect to use it in this instance, since the word holocaust suggests loss of life specifically. The word is Greek in origin, from holokaustos meaning to burn whole. Its initial meaning in English was to sacrifice by fire, and appeared in the mid 13th century.

As well as its sexual and criminal definitions, the verb to rape means to seize and take away by force. Clearly therefore, it is a perfectly legitimate word to use in this instance.

I'll say that again. His use of the word is absolutely appropriate.

To the use of words like "gay", all I can suggest is that you get over this as quickly as possible. Perhaps you personally find that offensive, that's fine. I find closed minded stupidity offensive but am forced to tolerate it.

Should I choose to use the word gay to describe, for instance, a television show about faggots who make heterosexual men look like arsefucking poofs, that's my prero...actually this is a bad example.

Should I choose to use the word gay to describe, for instance, a small fluffy dog, that's my prerogative and in this context the word gay is clearly defined as "bad", "tasteless" and perhaps "unappealing". This is no way indicative of my opinion of gay people, even if they are responsible for the AIDS.

True there are those with an antiwhoever agenda, in their hands words like queer, nigger, jewscum fuckpot and the like take on a different meaning. Understanding the intent behind the word is of greater importance than diction itself however.

So, I ask you, how is a word offensive? Like a sword it only becomes a weapon when used it in that manner.


xenthebrain Apr 26, 2005 2:15pm


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