I'm not sure why this question was closed, as it seems like a perfectly valid inquiry on whether or not a certain expression is considered sensitive or offensive in the English language. This seems like quite a valid question, and others like it have been asked. It seems like useful information to know whether or not a term is offensive, and it directly pertains to English, as it is an English expression. Why exactly was this question closed?


It's not a real question. The title gives the impression of a question, but the text simply says "Look what I found. Interesting, eh?". If you had worded the main text to make it clear you were serious about the question and to show some constructive argument, it might still be open.

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    I agree. Had the user asked if the term could be construed as offensive, it would have had more merit. But instead the so-called question came off more as pontificating than inquiring. – J.R. Oct 17 '12 at 8:52
  • @itsbruce The core question was still on whether or not the term was politically correct. As repugnant as I found the argumentative subtext (as can be seen in my answer), I don't think that it took away from the true question. – Ataraxia Oct 17 '12 at 13:24
  • I don't like questions where the question is only in the title and the text only provides commentary. Smells like trolling even where it isn't. – itsbruce Oct 17 '12 at 13:28
  • Also, worth noting is that I am not the author of the question "If you had worded the main text...". – Ataraxia Oct 16 '13 at 2:14

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