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TheMightyMouseGirl

Is saying "You People" offensive?

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Yes it is offensive. When a person says 'you people' they are showing that they think everyone in a particular group is the same in a rather negative sense instead of acknowledging that individual characteristics are more important. It's like saying all teens are thieves. It's like saying all men are players. Even if the point is positive, lumping a whole bunch of people together is uncomfortable.

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Nailed it! You Canadian people are so smart!
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No doot aboot it!!!
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^^^you know, because "all you Canadian people" speak in that manner
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Grrrrrrr. I blame the French!
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Spot on, Rath. It's one of the few things that raises my ire.
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Thanks, all. A lot of people thought it was okay!
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firecatcher

no it is not

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No.! How did you use it?

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I didn't
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Ohh. Okay (:
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Only in a certain context.

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No, not in itself. but if you said "you kikes" or "you fags" it might offend people

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Kikes?
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Bad word for Jews
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No it's not unless it's directed to a gender or a race.

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agree
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Or any group for negative effect! Religions, classes of people, generations.. Etc...
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it can be to some people

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helixaqua

Only to people who believe in "political correctness"...its sad but pronouns are blasphemy to THOSE mor ons.

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helixaqua
lmao!
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hey.....I didn't choose to be a moron, it just happened that way
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TheMightyMouseGirl
lol sydeny
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helixaqua
lol!
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TheMightyMouseGirl
Dustee's stakiing my questions it keeps showing up everywhere reading my chizz.
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helixaqua
Dustee is a nice person! :D
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Not trying to start anything but she was pretty rude to me when I called her out on something she said. But if she's nice to you teaches on..
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helixaqua
She's probably just messing with you...she likes to have fun on here. >:)
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Me and Dustee have had a disagreement before, but it was just a little disagreement, just put the little things behind you
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Stop playing victim.
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no....it's just like saying, "I really don't care enough to call any of you by an actual name so i'm just going to call you the meaningless thing you really are, you people." I really don't see how it's offensive at all....

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Yes.

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You people are very nice....doesn't sound rude to me

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Me either
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I don't think it's offensive.

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Dustee keeps staking me. She like reads all my questions.
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Maybe she needs a job
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only when referring to you people

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Certain race thinks its offensive but then if their own say it, it's not. Paranoia at its worse.

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no not really but some may think so

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Good lord, everything is offensive. It's all meant to shut us up.

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Lol I always say" you guys"
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I don't understand it to be offensive.
Y'all is sort of an abbreviated version that is looked at as friendly.

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You guys shouldn't be so sensitive

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Only offensive when an animal says it! Because if a person says it they are implying themselves haha! But seriously.. NO WORD OR PHRASE IS OFFENSIVE, EVER!! People are offended by offensive PEOPLE using words as a tool. And things are only offending if an individual perceives it as offending.

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