I suspect we are on the cusp of a huge tangent ... Context is very important in all communications, and an internet message board has next to none. Let's just give everyone the benefit of the doubt.
Not everyone uses the term, as it's actually defined, in the racial sense and suggesting someone does without any proof is a stereotype just like you're accusing others of. Even based on the 'clinical definition' of the term, I wouldn't agree with anyone calling McCutchen a "thug" based on what I know about him, but it doesn't mean someone did so because of race. I don't know how everyone uses the term, as I know there are some that use it improperly, but some use words as they're defined. If someone thinks McCutchen is violent, then calling him a thug doesn't have to be used in a racial context.
Last edited by Brutus; 08-04-2012 at 06:39 PM.
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I'm moving on. Have a good day.
Im pretty sure I read that the person who called him a "thug" (WVReds?) said that you have to live near Pittsburgh to understand why they called him that. So perhaps it's not a race issue...
Jeeps, 7:10 can not get here fast enough....
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If they think he hit mccutchen on purpose then they better watch out. Height just do that tonight and really get him. I wouldn't get into a hit batsman contest when aroldis can throw 107.
Tupac was the biggest celeb that brought "Thugz" into lexicon.
The only white "Thugz" were Tracy Smothers and the Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony, wrestlers in SMW doing a redneck gimmick.
"T" is for "Tough"
"H" is for "Hell"
"U" is for "Ugly"
and "G" is for "Jail", because everybody knows that a Thug can't spell.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Wow, reading the last couple of pages...
I miss the old board and the old posters :sadkitty:
Brutus the Pimp has changed his screen name to just Brutus? What a thug.
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