In Reply to: I never understood why it was offensive! (m) posted by Bob ///M3 on April 26, 2000 at 15:34:10:
: Everything is fine.
: Bob ///M3
: : I posted a reply below, to clarify that I did not mean to offend anyone with an earlier clumsy remark. I do not wish to create a bad reputation here.
: : Here's the url.
TRUE STORY, not about ///M3, though.
We had a little "diversity training" class at work, a few years ago. To get the class thinking, the black female instructor asked for some suggestions on potentially offensive terms.
Someone thoughtfully suggested the phrase "...Jewed 'em down on the price".
In response, a rather simple looking fellow leaned back, stroked his several chins, and mused, "hmmmmmm... ya mean lahk thet Saint Jude HoTSpituhl? Huh... I never knowed that wuz offensive."
I guess you just never know...
NO OFFENSE MEANT HERE, AND THROUGHOUT THE MULTIVERSE.