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In matters such as these I defer to George Carlin: it’s not the language itself, it’s the context.

“There is absolutely nothing wrong — There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those words in and of themselves. They’re only words. It’s the context that counts.

It’s the user. It’s the intention behind the words that makes them good or bad. The words are completely neutral. The words are innocent. I get tired of people talking about bad words and bad language.

Bullshit! It’s the context that makes them good or bad. The context. That makes them good or bad.

For instance, you take the word “Nigger.” There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word “Nigger” in and of itself. It’s the racist asshole who’s using it that you ought to be concerned about.

We don’t care when Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy say it. Why? Because we know they’re not racist.

They’re Niggers! Context. Context.

We don’t mind their context because we know they’re black.
Hey, I know I’m whitey, the blue-eyed devil, paddy, o-fay, gray boy, honkey mother-fucker myself. Don’t bother my ass.

They’re only words. You can’t be afraid of words that speak the truth, even if it’s an unpleasant truth, like the fact that there’s a bigot and a racist in every living room on every street corner in this country.” — George Carlin

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