Since this is a topic on potentially offensive words, I don't know what the proper etiquette is here for writing these words. Most of the possible ones have been set to be altered to what is acceptable here, but I'm sure there are others that may come up that haven't. It's not my intention to break any rules, get around word filters or to intentionally hurt or offend anyone. I'm sure everyone here feels the same. If there are any such transgressions, I will gladly do what needs to be done to rectify the situation.
For example, if the word I choose to use doesn't get censored by the word filter, I will assume it is okay to write and will use it in full. If that turns out not to be fine, then it will most likely be added to the word filter anyway, but I'll be happy to go back and alter it to meet the required standards. Basically, I just don't want the thread to get locked because I have a filthy e-mouth.
Heads up to everyone. F*g gets censored into Certis is awesome and f*ggot gets censored into baggins, so it may be easier to read if you insert the little asterisks yourself. Or not. Whatever floats your boat.
There was a discussion a while back at David Jaffe's blog about the words "gay" and "f*g" used in the context of a joke or in a sentence to mean "wimpy, girly or weak" rather than "homosexual", and whether or not this is a healthy or acceptable thing for society or if it does actual harm, perpetuating negative stereotypes of homosexuals and such. I don't know if this would make for a very good topic, but it's been on my mind since then. Although my beliefs are pretty set in stone, I would like to refrain from clumsily trying to put these into words just yet and instead wish to encourage those interested to weigh in with their thoughts on the subject. Especially since my beliefs are so obviously the correct ones that to share them now would cause the thread to be nothing but post after post of everyone agreeing with me and probably wanting to send me money or something! Hell yeah go me END TRANSMISSION!