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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    ho·mo·phone
    ˈhäməˌfōn,ˈhōməˌfōn/
    noun
    plural noun: homophones
    each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling, e.g., new and knew.


    And people were arguing that Trump supporters are highly educated the other day.

    Our education system in this country was bad before wait till Devos is done with it
    You copied and pasted a definition. Too bad you couldn't do the same for comprehension. And that was with an example provided for you. You are worse than stupid. You are willfully so. Only you would take something verbatim from the dictionary and twist it to mean what you want.

    Read this slowly: Negro (a person of color) and Negro (Spanish term for 'black').
    Spelled. The. Same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by philibusters View Post
    John McWhorter, an African American linguists and African American studies, explained the phenomena. At first a word is introduced because the group feels the current term has a negative stigma and is offensive. And at first the new term has a neutral feel to. However over a generation it tends to pick up the same negative connations of the word it replaced.

    Originally people said people with low IQ's were "mentally handicapped". Over time that term started to pick up negative connations, so advocates for people with low IQ's advocated using the scientific sounded term, retarded. At first that had a neutral feel to it. However, a generation later, if you wanted to put down somebody, you would say "Are you retarded?" It had picked up the same negative connations. And thus advocates for people with a low IQ started advocating for a new term, which is where we are now.

    Same thing with African Americans. African Americans is the preferred neutral sounding term. Before that it I think it was negro and colored (I cannot remember if negro replaced colored or vice versa). Over time African Americans will likely feel that the term "African Americans" has a negative connation and come up with a new preferred term.

    According to McWhorter, its all natural language change.
    That *is* interesting, and also interesting that white people don't care about their labels or being called something as a group. We've been "white people" for as long as I can remember and we didn't care, to my knowledge. Even when black people say "cracker", we don't care. "Honky" - don't care. "Haole" "Gringo" "Grey Meat" - yawn. Occasionally a white person will feign outrage at being called a "slur", but they aren't really offended - they're just trying to make a point. Racial slurs don't stick to white people the way they stick to black people because...we don't care. Those words don't have the power to hurt us and cause us to feel inferior.

    White people also don't have this need to keep changing what they want to be called as a group and how they self-identify. (In general. Obviously there are a handful of white people who appear to have identity issues and feel the need to call themselves something or be something other than what they are.)

    That's something I'll have to explore at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBrand View Post
    Have I ever felt a need to identify as a European-American ?
    NO !
    Have I ever met a real Afro-American ?
    YES !
    Twice, and both of them were white !
    The only actual African person, who was born and raised in Africa, that I know is white as well. Blond haired and blue eyed, no less.

    Charlize Theron is African.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Are you really that stupid?
    OMG!!!!!



    These are SO! my favorite posts!!!
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    Maybe this will help you understand, braindump:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling


    Negro- 18-19 century term for a person of color now considered offense by many

    Negro- a Spanish word pronounced differently referring to a color.Pronounced different??? Ummmm...no it is not. And comparing the actual pronunciation of the Spanish to the Americanized way it is sometimes spoken doesn't count.

    'Negro' and 'Negro' are not two words...you can see, obviously, one word. From that one word, you can correctly contrive two distinctly different meanings or origins.

    Now, 'Negros' and 'Negroes' on the other hand, are two distinctly different words with only one pronunciation.
    Last edited by hotbikermama40; 06-14-2017 at 10:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling


    Negro- 18-19 century term for a person of color now considered offense by many

    Negro- a Spanish word pronounced differently referring to a color.

    My original definition was correct as is yours patchetic attempt at making me look wrong.
    It's the exact same word, no different meaning, origin or spelling. Both uses of the word mean black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbikermama40 View Post
    Maybe this will help you understand, braindump:
    I didn't have my glasses on and I thought you posted :brainup:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    It's the exact same word, no different meaning, origin or spelling. Both uses of the word mean black.
    So, black people do not want to be known as black/negro, but they love to categorize white people. When I read this thread it made me think of the show Orange Is The New Black. Oh, the twisted hypocrisy of it all. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlelady View Post
    So, black people do not want to be known as black/negro, but they love to categorize white people. When I read this thread it made me think of the show Orange Is The New Black. Oh, the twisted hypocrisy of it all. :
    And of course you are probably dense enough to think that all black people think this way... I doubt you have any black friends that you could talk about these concerns you have about categorizing.... Hell, I'd be surprised if you had any friends? You're just a bigot. I can tell by the way you label them as "they" as if "they" all feel the same...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird Dog View Post
    I don't. Nor do I have any Gay, Trans, Muslim, Socialist, Communist, Pedophile, SJW's and Terriorists freinds......not by choice, but I seem not to travel in their circles.


    ...but I do have Asian, Hispanic, Liberal, Consevative, Coptic Christian, Evangelical, Jewish friends.

    So what is your point?
    Was I talking to you?

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