[UPHPU] GEEK LUNCH! The Pie Pizzeria - 1p - August 10
herlo1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 15:13:22 MDT 2007
> Already have read that. All seemed like common sense to me. I just
> didn't realize that the word I used would fall with such sensitivity. A
> forum that involves a lot of people is always at risk of offense. I
> agree. But I also think that the a common understanding that different
> people have different levels of sensitivity towards things should be a
> consideration in both directions. I should try to not offend but, by the
> same token, another person should also try to not be offended.
> For me, language is all about intent. If I intended to offend, then I am
> in the wrong. If I wasn't trying to offend, that should also be
> considered by the person who is about to be offended.
I completely agree. The word used did *not* offend me in any way. I don't
understand how the word used like that was offensive. I also agree that we
must be tolerant of others who don't have the same views we do.
I swear some, but try to keep it down when I am at my parents' house, when
my son is around and when I am near my grandparents because I know it will
make them unhappy. However, when I am around friends (and I consider this
list as such) I'm much more liberal and like to accept people as they are.
Not as how I would want them to be.
All-in-all, I do want to apologize. As previously stated, I didn't think
> that what I said was, in any way, derogatory or offensive. If I thought
> that it would have offended. I would not have posted those 4 particular
> letters. Please consider myself sorry for the intrusion.
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