- Jun 5, 2000
Has anyone heard this? Apparantly it is a very powerful insult in the Arab world. Seems silly.
I don't think it's right to say the culture of other countries is "silly".Sure it is. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Everyone is entitled to express their opinions. I think the culture of many other countries is silly. I'm sure they think we're just as silly (and sometimes, I agree with them).
Cursing a moustache is extremely silly to us. Why can't we laugh about it? Because we might offend a few people? Forget that. If they can't see the humor in cursing a moustache, that's their problem, not mine. If someone from another culture wants to login here and say, "You Americans are so silly, calling people 'female dogs' as an insult! Hah Hah Hah!" .. I'd laugh right along with them, because they'd be right.
This world of "don't say what you're really thinking because someone somewhere will take offense" disgusts me.
don't say what you're really thinking because someone somewhere will take offenseYep, and I dislike that as well. But that has nothing to do with what I said. What I said, was that I don't think it's right to say the culture of another country is silly. I don't particularly care if I say something that might offend an individual, or a nation, but if I'm going to say it, I'll find out why it's the case first. Anyways, neither here nor there to have that discussion, as this is largely a joke filled thread.