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4,843 hits 3.0 (7 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 5 years ago by Electric

Does it annoy you when people use the word "rape" to describe actions that have nothing to do with actual rape?
"raping the replay button"

or "rape" referring to winning a sports contest


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5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 1:31:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
Omg yes, my sister says it all the time. Ex. "This guy was raping my phone" and she says it infront of my little brother and sister who are 8 and 10.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 1:56:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Rape does have more definitions than "sexual assault"

Both of the examples are valid uses of the word accepted by most dictionaries.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 2:10:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
it depends on the usage. when referring to winning at sports or acing a test or something, yeah, I found the use of the word "rape" more than a little distasteful because of how trivially it's being employed. something like "the conquering army raped our homeleand", that I get because it's a fair and apt metaphor
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 2:10:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
it doesn't bother me, but i can see how it would bother other people and avoid doing it as a result
there's no point being a dick about it
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 2:50:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's not something you hear in regular usage over here so it doesn't really bother me so much.

I do call duct tape 'rape tape', so often that I occasionally forget what it's really called when it crops up in conversation around young or otherwise sensitive ears.

awkward....
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 2:56:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
It varies. It's important to know your audience.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 3:43:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! Certain words should be reserved for their original meaning.
Another example is "war", which is often misused, as in "The war between Apple and Samsung".
Rape and war are terrible things and we shouldn't use them when describing lesser evils.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 5:06:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
It turns me on.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 7:49:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've heard people use it in ways such as someone's cover of a song being considered "raping" the original song.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Monday 8/20/12 - 9:54:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think that it depends on the analogy you're making. I hate it when you down rate rape or murder or any serious crime or moral infraction, such as "all sex is rape" or "meat is murder" are of similar obnoxiousness. But if you're talking about rape in the context things which are equally bad/long lasting/etc., totally fine.

Also, humor is fine, but it needs to actually be funny.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 12:55:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah pretty much.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 4:17:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
Couldn't care less.
5 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 8/22/12 - 4:27:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
This field is filled with rape...


5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 9/29/12 - 8:27:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, not at all. Maybe I am one of them. Maybe I would be bothered if I had ever been raped
5 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 9/29/12 - 10:41:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mostly just when someone wins a game, sometimes not even by a lot, and someone else says "lol rape".
4 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 12/3/12 - 5:47:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I that word.
4 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 12/3/12 - 6:03:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it dimisheses the meaning of the word. People also talk about "war" in the same way.
4 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 8/3/13 - 4:33:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's unnecessary and offensive
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 5/24/15 - 4:02:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes
2 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 6/7/15 - 10:16:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
I made a thread called, "My cat rapes me in my sleep."
And told how I woke up to my cat having sex with my shoulder.
Everyone got all in an uproar over whether or not cats can rape.



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