Poll: Does it offend you when people use the word "rape" like in the OP?
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#1
Have you guys noticed how some people sort of use the word "rape" to replace "own" and say things like "Yeah, the Cardinals raped the Astros last night"?

Does this bother you? I dunno, I've always been really annoyed when people throw around the word like that, and I find it kind of offensive. Am I the only one?
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Have you guys noticed how some people sort of use the word "rape" to replace "own" and say things like "Yeah, the Cardinals raped the Astros last night"?

Does this bother you? I dunno, I've always been really annoyed when people throw around the word like that, and I find it kind of offensive. Am I the only one?


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I never once found it funny.

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Have you guys noticed how some people sort of use the word "rape" to replace "own"


To be honest, I'm more disturbed by people using the word 'own' to replace 'beat' or 'defeat' etc.

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#10
I don't get offended by it at all. Usually it's pretty clear (to me at least) when someone is just speaking in jest or being genuinely serious.

I can understand how some would find it as a particularly sensitive subject, however.
#13
how is 'own' any better than 'rape'? they're both slang propagated by youth.
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#15
On the internet, it seems everyone uses that and it's not too disturbing. In real life, however, I know one girl who was raped, and it's really a sad thing.
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#16
I only use rape in extreme cases.
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It is kind of immature and annoying.

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I only use rape in extreme cases.

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#22
I only use the word "rape" to shock people. It made a conversation with my girlfriends friend, who was raped the previous month, all the more awkward.
#24
I hate it. Enough that I have actually confronted people about it. Which would surprise you if you knew me irl.
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#27
Offend? No, not me personally, but the usage would definitely offend many. I avoid it mostly because I just think it sounds dopey and makes the speaker sound like they lack a little class.

I would use retard and fag in my younger days. I cringe now if I hear fag being thrown around.
#28
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I perfer the term "grape" personally.

I totally graped those dudes in TF2 last night etc...


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#29
I'm not necessarily offended, I just find it incredibly irritating.

My problem with the use of the word "rape" in this manner is twofold: first, and probably most obvious, rape is disgusting and I don't find it witty, clever or in any way humorous when used in such a lighthearted manner. Secondly, it seems really childish and gives the impression that you have a poor vocabulary.

Offend? No, not me personally, but the usage would definitely offend many. I avoid it mostly because I just think it sounds dopey and makes the speaker sound like they lack a little class.

I would use retard and fag in my younger days. I cringe now if I hear fag being thrown around.

Yeah, basically this.

EDIT:
I voted "yeppers" rather "noppers", since I don't like or feel indifferent towards it.
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#30
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Offend? No, not me personally, but the usage would definitely offend many. I avoid it mostly because I just think it sounds dopey and makes the speaker sound like they lack a little class.

I would use retard and fag in my younger days. I cringe now if I hear fag being thrown around.

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#31
It's annoying and I never once found it funny.

I have learned to tolerate it since every reply in the Pit used to be (and still is) "rape".
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#33
I wouldn't say I'm offended, but I do think it's pretty goddamn stupid. Alternatively, I think it's stupid when playing Halo or COD or whatever first person shooter you enjoy and people shout out "I killed that n****r!" Now, I might just be saying this cause I'm black, but I think it's pretty stupid.
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#35
Rape has long accepted, non-sexual definitions and has likely been used in that sort of sense for longer than own.
#36
It doesn't offend me personally, but I do think it is immature to use throw that word around caually and think that it wouldn't offend some people wouldn't take offense to it
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#37
I don't say it, but I don't find it offensive when other people do.
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#39
I never used to find it offensive, but since I was put on bail accused of rape, and lost 5 months of my life because one of my "friends" decided that she hadnt gotten enough attention for the week, I do take rape jokes to heart a little now.
#40
lawl. One time, when I was in Tennessee, I was telling my friends something along the lines of "if my dad found out, he'd rape me." I meant figuratively, not actual sodomy. But I forgot that the way we use it back at home probably doesn't translate here, and my friends just kinda looked at each other and went "uh...is that like a punishment there or something?"

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