As you yourself point out, the fact that "'nigger' was never a 'bad' word"
to you is not the point. The point is what effect you are after (and what
affect)...to hurt someone or to communicate your feelings or to communicate
an idea, etc.
In our house, words are words and we use them all, or at least all are
equally allowed. I notice, however, that none of our three kids (24, 22, and
15) swear a lot, or even noticably.
> I am unable to understand how people can be so judgemental about
> everybody. If I called someone a "bad name" in another language no one
> anything but I would have known what I called that person and be none the
> for wear. However, if I wanted to anger that person I would certainly need
> a word that person would react to in anger.
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