You weren't trying to help. You were enforcing your personal little controversy phobia. Because anyone who may have been offended would notice that he blatantly stated he holds no ill will or bigotry toward them.Forever_ambivalent wrote:Thus it is controversial and should be avoided as with all controversial things.Broomhead wrote:Shushshushuhshush. It all depends on the connotation and area you live in. Where I live, calling someone gay or queer is rude, because it's, well, a very common insult. (I go to a very conservative school.) That said, it's all a bit of a misunderstanding because Zarys doesn't speak english as a first language.
Jeez I'm just warning somebody about using certain words that can be offensive to many people and suddenly I get attacked for using a dictionary and not following the laws of a certain community and a dating website.
Some people really hate it when people try to help others.
That's the fault here: You used a dictionary, a fixed document that is only updated at intervals. Everyone else uses the ever-evolving language in real-time.
As for "Thus it is controversial and should be avoided as with all controversial things."...That is the philosophy of a very sad and sheltered entity. Enjoy tip-toeing on glass for your entire life.
You know, the idea that women deserve to vote was controversial once. A heliocentric universe. Gays being first-class citizens alongside straights is still controversial in certain circles. The idea of blacks not being slaves was so controversial back in the day, America fought a war over it! Had all of this just been avoided because "OH NO, CONTROVERSY!", no progress would be made. Your philosophy there would have us all mired in outdated bigotry and falsehood. Forever. Food for thought.
And do you realize how many comedians you condemn to homelessness and starvation with that "All controversial things should be avoided!" bit? Basically all of them.