April 26, 2007 at 7:55 pm #3835vikingParticipant
Aside from possibly being held on big smoothie, it looks as though it will be held over 3 days with the final being held on the Friday….April 26, 2007 at 9:11 pm #26149
That’s gay. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that) I was looking forward to watching world’s, but us working people can’t get the day off to go and watch a sports event. Very disappointed finals now look to be on Friday. Seriously, though. You want spectators but you run finals on a Friday?
S.April 26, 2007 at 9:14 pm #261501-BladeParticipant
Yeah… what happened? We had planned to come down for the finals on the May 5th-6th weekend.April 26, 2007 at 9:51 pm #26151
Not to hijack the thread, but could we keep expressions like "that’s gay" off the board? This is 2007, not 1955.
MikeApril 26, 2007 at 10:30 pm #261521-BladeParticipant"joat":236ak2ss wrote:Not to hijack the thread, but could we keep expressions like "that’s gay" off the board? This is 2007, not 1955.
I’ll second that. I decided not to comment on it before, but since you bring it up it is a very offensive phrase. I can’t believe how often I hear it. I never thought I would hear it from this group, though. Obviously I was wrong.April 26, 2007 at 11:21 pm #26153heardmanParticipant
maybe he ment gay the happy way… right scotty!April 26, 2007 at 11:49 pm #26154
Using the word in a completely negative sense, and then editing the post to leave the offensive statement but add a disclaimer is hardly what I was getting at. Why not edit it to say "that sucks", or even"that’s stupid"?
MikeApril 27, 2007 at 12:01 am #26155BobbieParticipant
I agree… with the first part… No comp on Saturday sucks…
Anecdote: In University I hung out with a lesbian who regularly said "that’s gay!"
We always thought it was frikkin’ hilarious…..
She never ‘meant’ to say it… It was an expression she picked up in high school, and she just let it slip out all the timeApril 27, 2007 at 1:15 am #26156
I did not mean it in an offensive sense. It is an expression I picked up on when I was younger as well. The edit was done immediately after I posted my first message, and *before* Mike/Joat’s reply ended up on my system. After typing the message, I realized sending that message over the computer might misinterpret the tone I intended when I typed it.
Mike, and anyone else I offended, I am sorry. I am not removing the post now because, well, it’s a little too late. Additionally, my comment was not intended with any malice. It is a figure of speech I picked up on when I was younger.
All I can say is that I hope those who know me should recognise I am not a person who would intentionally offend anyone; that I hope my attitudes and behaviours convince those of you I meet in the future on the river of the same; and submit to all others who have taken offense that anything I type now will likely be insufficient to convince them otherwise about me.April 27, 2007 at 2:19 am #26157
MikeApril 27, 2007 at 2:41 am #26158zack splaineParticipant
i was talkin to joel kowalski and he said its still on bus eater there opening the dams againApril 27, 2007 at 4:10 am #26159
It is good news for the competitors that the event will be on buseater, if that works out. That’s what they expected, and trained for. It is unfortunate for the competitors that there has not been enough water for them to get more buseater practice sessions, but we can’t do anything about last winter’s (lack of) snowpack.
It is also unfortunate that some (many?) people who had hoped to watch this world championship final will be deprived of the chance to do so. If they needed to compress the water into a 4-day window (1 practice day plus three competition days) my suggestion is that it would have been better to have the practice day Wednesday, and comp days Thurs-Fri-Sat, as opposed to the practice Tuesday comp Wed-Thurs-Fri that they seem to be going with.April 27, 2007 at 1:53 pm #26160Hill_kayakerParticipant
I’m a little bit disapointed too. I would have liked to watch it, but I guess if those days are better for the competitors then it doesn’t matter about when the spectators can get there. I hope it works out well anyways and anyone who can make it, let us know how it went!!
And P.S. The "that’s gay" comment LOL!!! For those who were offended don’t take it personally teenagers, young adults and most young people use that as slang for "that sucks" or "no way" or "so not cool" so no worries Scotty, I totally understood what you meant by it, it’s hard sometimes to remember that not everyone is up to date on slang terms (which isn’t an insult either!) I gotta try to remember too!!!April 27, 2007 at 2:49 pm #26161
It’s not a matter of being up on slang terms, it’s a matter of using a term which refers to a group of individuals and giving it an extremely negative connotation. There is no excuse for this; people need to think about what they say before it is said (written, whatever). There is absolutely nothing about this whole discussion that was "LOL".
Mike"Hill_kayaker":a3xgadu5 wrote:I’m a little bit disapointed too. I would have liked to watch it, but I guess if those days are better for the competitors then it doesn’t matter about when the spectators can get there. I hope it works out well anyways and anyone who can make it, let us know how it went!!
And P.S. The "that’s gay" comment LOL!!! For those who were offended don’t take it personally teenagers, young adults and most young people use that as slang for "that sucks" or "no way" or "so not cool" so no worries Scotty, I totally understood what you meant by it, it’s hard sometimes to remember that not everyone is up to date on slang terms (which isn’t an insult either!) I gotta try to remember too!!![/quote:a3xgadu5]April 27, 2007 at 5:16 pm #26162POBOParticipant
It appears that you are taking offense to a term that refers to homosexuals. Are you homosexual? or are you just taking offense at an outdated term for any homosexuals that might be around. I am curious.
My co-workers and i were discussing this topic yesterday so I felt compelled to ask you this question.
It seems to me in this day and age that politically correctness has been taken too far.
I realize that there is still much hate in the world, but I also think that sometimes we need to step back and take the use of the language into context.
I am bald, but I don’t take the term skinhead personally.I also don’t get offended by commercials for rogaine etc.
Who are you mr. joat? I think that this is a valid question given that you are trying to enforce/censor the language on this board.
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