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200 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by Lynn_19

Can put downs that are intended to be said in jest actually hurt a person deeply?

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18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 9/30/02 - 2:40:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course, that happens all the time. I don't think it's very cool to put someone down even if you are joking if there is a chance it will hurt the person.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 9/30/02 - 3:07:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep I agree, and also I hate ppl who spew backhanded compliments or "jokes" and then when you get pissed off, they say, "oh, I was only joking". Who cares? I'm still pissed and you're a rude SOB.
18 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 9/30/02 - 3:15:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
"You f*cking c*nthead c*cksucking faggot" The guy totaly took it the wrong way...
18 yrs ago - Saturday 2/1/03 - 11:01:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
It depends on the person. I have friends that I call dorks all the time...I call myself a dork too. a friend of mine calls me retard alot... some of my nicknames are spaz,loser, freak, dork...etc. I don't mind one bit. On the other hand, if you call someone different any of those, they may get offended. Just don't mess with things like that, some people are really good at hiding the fact that you hurt their feelings, so you really never know if you hurt them or not. Then, 10 years down the road, you might get a call to be on the Jenny Jones show and have a hysterical person tell the world that you ruined their self esteem, and because of it they became a nun, only to find out that they couldn't let go, and it hampered their success in the choir... yeah.
18 yrs ago - Saturday 2/1/03 - 11:08:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a line that shouldn't be crossed. Once you start to say personal things- even in jest- its not cool most of the time. It can very easily be taken the wrong way.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 6/10/03 - 11:38:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, a friend only yesturday ended up in tears threatening suicide after someone called her fat as a joke the other day

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