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snagglepuss June 12th, 2017 5:48pm

I see a lot of the use of cuckholds, leftists and libtards. Do you think words like these are necessary to get a point across or overused and pointless.

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/12/17 11:11 am

Usually when I see these words I completely dismiss the person's argument.

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HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
06/12/17 11:38 am

Limited Intellect or just repeating what they're reading

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orgblu10 Shamerica
06/12/17 12:46 pm

Leftist is descriptive. Cuckold and libtard are juvenile and counterproductive.

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Izzynius Independent
06/12/17 10:49 am

Totally pointless.

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ronderman North Carolina
06/12/17 2:16 pm

It's a cheap and easy insult which in turn cheapens your point.

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Fank BUILD THAT WALL
06/12/17 11:14 am

How is leftist, an insult that's what they are? If someone called me a right winger, I wouldn't be offended, that's what I am.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
06/12/17 1:38 pm

Snowflake is also ridiculous.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 1:18 pm

I never said they were innocent I just have noticed it a lot so far.

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paranoidandroid peace love and science
06/12/17 4:04 pm

It goes both ways with words like Trumptard and Trumpkin. I fully admit I've used one of those to refer to the collective before. It's *completely* unnecessary.

I think it's more obvious on SoH when the words libtard, snowflake, safe space etc are used bc the app is so right leaning and there can be a herd mentality. Anonymity can bring out the worst in everyone.

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Myrmidon
06/12/17 11:05 am

Insulting someone will rarely, if ever, get your point across.

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gonzoboy Arizona
06/12/17 12:16 pm

"...leftists" isn't really so bad, but those other words are kinda silly, and might never be heard or read during the course of a serious and civil conversation.

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crazyjane New Jersey
06/12/17 11:10 pm

They show me ignorance

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 2:37 pm

Well stated. I agree.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 2:37 pm

I personally like fresh new snowflakes in December. After Christmas and New Years they can leave. 😉

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Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/12/17 11:42 am

Bigot, racist, homophobic, misogynist, deplorable, redneck, "wrong side of history", fascist, ignorant, etc ... usually while having dyed hair and a velociraptor screech.

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ArdentNerdyGirl USA
06/12/17 2:20 pm

^ Couldn't have said it better.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 1:26 pm

Yes. Sometimes I just avoid the poll because I don't care to expose my mind to that kind of negativity. I am more interested in learning what people are interested in and experiencing in their lives.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 1:27 pm

I guess it is annoying if you're not a communist.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/13/17 7:57 pm

More like you in terms of trolls?

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 3:19 pm

How about a solid argument with facts and reason presented in a respectful, mature manor?

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 5:50 pm

Yes the bad are very loud and immature. Thanks. You are very encouraging.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
06/12/17 1:23 pm

Both sides use words like that. They do more to identify the speaker than anyone else.

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paranoidandroid peace love and science
06/12/17 5:20 pm

This app can be both eye opening and disheartening at times. Personally I think the right lean feeds itself by driving liberals away. It's unfortunate. There is overwhelming hatred pretty much anywhere that there's a comments section online.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 5:29 pm

That is disappointing. I was intrigued to see what a polling app was like. I didn't expect so much trolling. I guess that's online for you.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 4:27 pm

Well put. I can see that. Just had a few days of reading comments and I started to see a lot of similar comments.

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Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/12/17 1:44 pm

That where it came from. To insult liberals because they think they're weaker and would do that - that they're "beta males"

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Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
06/12/17 1:47 pm

Actually I believe that it was at first used by the far right to insult conservatives by insinuating they were "cucking" themselves by working against their own interests and not embracing a hard right ideology. Then it became a catch all.

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paranoidandroid peace love and science
06/12/17 5:39 pm

Trolling is pretty much everywhere unfortunately. Give it a chance and don't let them get to you. The good outweigh the bad... the bad are just louder.

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Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
06/12/17 11:46 am

Leftist isn't an insult anymore than liberal is.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 10:04 pm

Right wing doesn't have the same meaning as leftist. I see liberal and right wing as identifiers.

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Jazzy5 USA
06/12/17 1:05 pm

Totally agree, very juvenile...

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jhfahfkdshf California
06/12/17 1:13 pm

Pointless, but liberals are far from innocent of labeling conservatives with offensive slurs.

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DiQuellaPira
06/12/17 12:05 pm

Cuckhold has some bite to it, but it's most effective when used by the alt-right against 'conservatives.' Libtard is childish name calling. Leftist implies Marxist-communist.

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smacc DunningKruger
06/12/17 12:08 pm

Cuckhold and libtard are certainly insults. They can be seen no other way.

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jhfahfkdshf California
06/12/17 1:21 pm

Yeah, definitely. Both sides sling mud at each other. Few people on the internet can have a civilized dialogue with people who hold different views. It's sad.

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lcamino Florida and Georgia
06/12/17 12:14 pm

They are unnecessary, and don't help to get a point across.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 9:20 pm

Some people probably actually care about their polls and gauging public opinion. How extremely odd on a polling app.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 1:24 pm

I see. I am just commenting on what I've seen so far. Valid observation on your part.

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Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/12/17 1:27 pm

@Smacc Incorrect. Cuckhold can be used in a sexual context so it can be used in another way. 😂

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Nuclear Boaty McBoatface
06/12/17 12:25 pm

Well of course. I'm not arguing for those words.

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Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/12/17 11:27 am

Technically they're pointless and while debating someone formally or informally I don't think it should be used. I hear it most often used in jest, but the left has words for the right to so it's kinda just people - there will always be those who are more crude about things.

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Finny Conservative Lesbian
06/12/17 1:44 pm

Yes. A cuckhold in a sexual context is someone who wants to see another usually man have sex with their usually wife.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/12/17 9:53 pm

Referring to someone as a Marxist communist even when they aren't?

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