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[R] Poss. Trolling "Get Off My Side"

Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:10 pm

Calling a nation's people "simple", in the sense used here, seems to imply Americans are stupid, which seems somewhat trollish (and the "most" doesn't seem like a qualifier, as Americans are called "a simple people" as a whole after the "most"):
Sundiata wrote:Politics beyond a partisan lense is too abstract for most Americans, a simple people.
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:21 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:Calling a nation's people "simple", in the sense used here, seems to imply Americans are stupid, which seems somewhat trollish (and the "most" doesn't seem like a qualifier, as Americans are called "a simple people" as a whole after the "most"):
Sundiata wrote:Politics beyond a partisan lense is too abstract for most Americans, a simple people.

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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:23 pm

Thanks, Farn!

EDIT: If the raised eyebrow was to me, what I was aiming to say -- poorly -- is that from what I've observed (sometimes) the use of a qualifier has -- though not always -- made the difference between whether or not a statement is trolling (IIRC). But, just grammatically speaking, that didn't seem to be the case.
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Postby Sundiata » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:03 pm

I would like to appeal this, as I was not implying "stupidity," but a preference for brevity or lack of nuance. I'll edit my post if necessary to supply clarification.
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Postby Lamoni » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:16 am

Appeal Denied. A reasonable user would see your post, and assume that you are calling Americans "a stupid people."
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Postby The Archregimancy » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:25 am

And note that your friendly Cairo-residing British mod would also have denied the appeal.

Whatever the intent, it comes across as dismissive of the collective reasoning powers of c.330 million people.


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