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Posted on 04/18/2010 9:49:35 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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MMMMOOOOMMMMMM..... make him stop looking at me!!!!!!!!
Chartreuse? Too French.
Maybe they could just drop bread crumbs.
How old are you anyway?
It is just inconceivable that a grown adult would be so petty over the use of an abbreviation just because somewhere at sometime someone once made fun of it.
I’m pretty sure the the abbreviation came first and some immature snot saw it an an opportunity to harass some Catholics.
And I’ll bet he’d be laughing himself silly knowing that he was still getting a rise out of someone with it over a hundred years later.
Do you always let others control your life like that? Because by not letting go, that’s exactly what you’re doing.
*Tan* might work.
Or *grey* (Or *gray* depending on your nationality)
Rust? Turquoise? Aqua?
You are only surmising and wrong. The word "arse" as both a pejorative and vulgar reference to a body part preceded its corruption into the obscene pun.
Tell you what, if you think it is no big deal simply stop using it, unless of course you are intentionally trying to offend.
Good thing no one here is using that term.
ROTFL! No one, except the person who earlier was bragging about the size of her priest's privates!
Dingle is in extreme southwest Ireland, Derry (known to the Brits and Londonderry) is in the extreme southeast.
If you don't believe that (Protestant) government sponsored terrorism took place in Ireland then you are sorely ignorant. In 1800 the population if Ireland was nearly 9 million, fifty years later it was a third of that. Over 2.5 million died of starvation or starvation related diseases and 3.5 million migrated. All of this at a time when Ireland was exporting food from Protestant owned farms. Laws prevented Catholics from acquiring land or owning businesses. Even the fish in the rivers and ocean were declared property of the state and fishing was a capital offense.
In the midst of the famine many Irish were turned out (evicted from farms their ancestors had owned) so that the land could be converted to exportable cash crops. Their descendants still wander the roads of Ireland and are known simply as "Travelers".
It was ethnic cleansing on a on a major scale, but largely ignored because the victims were merely Catholics. Leon Uris, a WWII marine hero and Jew, wrote the remarkable novel "Trinity" about this era. While fiction, it is highly factual and reading it would do you a lot of good.
You totally missed what I was saying, as I should have expected.
I didn’t say the abbreviation or RC came before the meaning of the word arse.
I said that the meaning of the Roman Catholic for abbreviation RC, came before the meaning of arse for the abbreviation of RC.
Someone used the abbreviation RC to mean Roman Catholic before the opportunist added any other meaning.
And you know what? You can whine and complain and accuse and imply all you want and you are NOT going to control or manipulate my behavior with your temper tantrums.
You have been told repeatedly that people were not aware of the meaning attached to the abbreviation RC, until you *enlightened* everyone (complained about it vociferously) and that it was used as a matter of convenience with no intent to insult or demean.
If you can’t accept that and are going to continue to take offense where none is intended, then that’s your problem, not mine. But you WILL NOT manipulate my behavior, especially when you go as far as stooping to accusing people of being *unChristian* in your attempt to do so.
People are not going to bend over backwards to accommodate you and your delicate sensibilities over something that is only an issue because you insist on making it so.
If I ever make it to Ireland, I’ll keep it in mind. Otherwise, this is the United States and the abbreviation of RC, pronounced *arcee* is not the same as *arse* which is not even in common usage here.
What next? are you going to demand that Royal Crown rename it’s company so it’s not a bad reflection on its root beer and cola?
Get a grip.
And you're only surmising and wrong that people are using RC in a derogatory way. Matter of fact, you've been told different and are still beating that drum.
That is putting it in the category of bearing false witness because you have been clearly told different.
I don’t think its any big deal, you do.
It’s your problem, not mine.
Well, so far I think orange still works as well as purple.
Indigo seems safe.
Where's the outcry for this travesty?
Personally...I think it’s not worth the aggravation to even talk about it anymore. Some people have to be victims of persecution, it makes them feel special, but way too obvious.
Have a blessed night. I’m signing off.
I didn’t think Dingle and Derry were American.
Purple works for me. Will you tell Atlanta or shall I?