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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  05/OUT/2003 7:48 PM
Assunto:  Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?
 
Mensagem:  Prezado, In English words have multiple meanings. Usually, words used for offensive purposes cause special pain when they're directed at one's race, gender or sexuality. For instance, if you were to call a Blackperson a nigger, he or she would certainly feel insulted, specially if you are a non-black person. Often, the caller is attacked either verbally or physically. The worst thing that can happen is, you'll lose your life. This shows what powerful emotions a mere word can evoke. Similarly, if you were to refer to a white person as a craker he/she, too, would feel insulted. Interestingly enough, calling a caucasian person a craker may not evoke the same emotions that is evoked when calling a blackperson a nigger. Furthermore, ones using sexist terms to refer to females often invoke violent emotions. Terms used to point out to one's sexual orientation also evoke violent emotions at times. Overall, terms used to devalue Blackpeople and Gay people often evoke very similar emotions.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Sérgio  01/OUT/2003, 6:41 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Milena  01/OUT/2003, 11:20 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Milena  01/OUT/2003, 11:27 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  pat  02/OUT/2003, 8:37 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Maria Valeska  02/OUT/2003, 12:23 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  André Oliveira  02/OUT/2003, 9:21 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  02/OUT/2003, 1:07 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  André Oliveira  02/OUT/2003, 2:26 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  02/OUT/2003, 2:41 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Anna  04/OUT/2003, 12:40 AM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  pat  08/OUT/2003, 7:46 PM
 Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Miguel Vieira  05/OUT/2003, 7:48 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  José Roberto  05/OUT/2003, 8:20 PM
Re: Qual a palavra mais ofensiva ?  –  Miguel Vieira  06/OUT/2003, 4:48 PM

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