Saturday, February 23, 2013

PZ and "Negro"

Filed under why PZ should stop tweeting and why Twitter is terrible generally, is this tweet:

I think you meant "Negro". Or some other slang term.RT @danielwaddell17: @ElevatorGATE Crommunist is ignorant stupid bigoted cunt #ftbullies

This is provided without much context, because that is precisely as much context as Twitter provides.

Presumably, PZ Myers is suggesting one of three things:
  1. That the source of original the Tweet is secretly racist.
  2. That the word "Negro" is a preferable analogue to what was said.
  3. Something else entirely. (?)
The suggestion is a good example of the content of a set of words changing entirely depending on the source of the message.

Twitter is a terrible way to communicate.

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