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When someone gets offended

[Full credit to the cartoonist]

People get offended for many reasons. Full post about this topic coming up soon.

Do you remember a time when you offended someone while you were joking?

  1. Sarcasm. Lots and lots of sarcasm.

    September 24, 2013
  2. Venom #

    I don’t recall a specific situation where I accidentally offended someone, but some people are just too sensitive towards jokes that may touch their personal lives (like abortion or dead baby jokes for example) even though the teller didn’t know their background story.

    September 25, 2013
  3. I can’t wait to find out the whole post!
    I’m offended that it hasn’t been posted yet 😛

    September 26, 2013
  4. kuroloki #

    I’ve found that it really depends on the context. I’ve heard some really hateful “jokes” that sound like the person is actually a bitter bigot, and when someone calls them out, they go “OH LOOK SOMEONE WHO CAN’T TAKE A JOKE”. Otherwise, I’m ok with jokes that play on stereotypes in a relatively harmless way, like “Asians are super smart” “women have 50000 names for the same color”.

    To answer your question…one time I was playing Apples to Apples and for the adjective “hysterical”, I gave the judge the noun “feminists”. This was apparently not a good idea.

    September 28, 2013

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