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  1. #76
    Nov 2004
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    HI sorry to be soo late, but it is entirely in the intent---> Ex/

    Ivan, ya ole SOB!

    Wthout qualifiers, it can be EITHER a compliment or an extreme insult.

    I am partly Mohican (long coold winter) and predominently Irish. I often refer to myself as an Injun, or Mick, or hard headed Irisher. heeheheh

    Names only bother you if you let them. But I do think that this politically correct thingie is getting to be completely stupid.

    Ivan I'll let you guess which is the intent heehheheh

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    p.s Ivan is a very good friend of mine, so it is a compliment.
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  2. #77
    Oct 2009
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    its only a WORD!
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  3. #78
    Oct 2007
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    SOB is offensive to me cause y'all didn't know my mom. 'Injun' probably comes from sayin 'Indian' as 'Indun'. Vine Deloria Jr. had somethin to say about natives pronouncin 'indian' like log 'cabin'. I got an AIM card, in relation to the line of work I used to be in. I got the native American Heritage too, but I ain't got the card cause I don't want to be a ward of the Government. Indian is a misnomer anyway. You are a Cherokee, or a Kiowa, or Choctaw, whatever nation you may be. People ask me what I am, and I say "I'm an Ameri-cun". Ain't what they call ya, but what you answer to.
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  4. #79
    Jan 2010
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    I realize that some posts I will comment on will be old but here goes.
    I am part native American, I am not politically correct nor will i ever be. The word has been in use for a long time, as other words now not "right"
    If you go to the rez here {Apache} you will be called a white man, and you will be offended or not as the case might be. It will depend on how you will hear and feel the words used.

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  5. #80
    Dec 2010
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    Squaw, in the region where I live, used to mean wife, but now it used to mean something worse.
    Neat how we can change the past. West of here a short ways was "Squaw Creek," but some native American ladies in more recent years became "offended" because squaw means whore, a recent development in the ancient meaning, and the creek was re-named. Not to "Wife Creek" either, because 200 years from now the word wife will have meant whore in the past like squaw did, even though they didn't. This is silly. Injun. Talequah, Cherokee, and Tsa-La-Gi all came from the same word.
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  6. #81
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    Re: Is "Injun" offensive to you?

    So true different words take on differeft meaning in changing times... which means about every 10 years...
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  7. #82
    Aug 2014
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    Injun is to Indian as Cajun is to Acadian.
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  8. #83
    Apr 2017
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    I've recently found out I'm less than 1% Native American. So I have a new found perspective on this.

    Is it offensive? Yeah probably. Am I offended? No.
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  9. #84
    Apr 2017
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    Being 1/2 Indian and 1/2 Japanese people call me both it's more of the best intentions of how you phrase it in content .
    And I'm sure that somethings are best described by using the word injun
    Like achient injun artifacts found along the trail of tears
    there by they are describing the history timeline of such finds
    So it's Subjective to the Context of how you use it
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  10. #85
    Jan 2008
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    If I were Native American, I wouldn't want to be called Indian, since I wouldn't be from India, right?
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  11. #86
    Jan 2016
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    I'm a native American white man. I was born here.
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  12. #87
    Dec 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow10g View Post
    How does it feel to be so mentally and emotionally weak
    that words hurt you? Asking for everybody else that is afraid to.
    With all due respect, I'm not sure you thought this question through before
    you posted it

    Think about this: Go find the person you love the most, look them in the eye and
    tell them you don't like them any more, and never want to see them again.

    Just the thought of what their face would look like causes you emotional
    pain, doesn't it, not to mention the mental and emotional pain you would
    feel as a result of saying it.

    Do you still think that words can't cause mental and emotional pain?

    I'm honestly not trying to be insulting...just making a point.

    Also, you might want to read the site rules..

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  13. #88
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow10g View Post
    How does it feel to be so mentally and emotionally weak that words hurt you? Asking for everybody else that is afraid to.
    Shadow, please post by our rules, no insults!

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  14. #89
    Mar 2012
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    I too am an American. A white male American. I was born here, my parents were both born here as well as my grandparents. I am 1\2 Irish and 1\2 Italian. I am first and foremost American. It is fine to be proud of our heritage and our ancestors, but we should first identity ourselves as Americans. IMHO. Heck, all our ancestors came from across the water at some point (except the Native Americans) who were already here and were the True First Americans. I sometimes find myself being offended by some that are so easily offended. Lol We should be more like the Native American Cherokee chief in the movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "Endeavor to Persevere". That was a great line.
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  15. #90
    May 2019
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    To the OP's initial question=no! What bothers me is PC. Political Correctness is a form of censorship I can't stumble around. By being PC, I can't even make a post where I use my nickname like some do here. It would be oppressing to sign one of my posts when it would turn out online as being: xxxx

    Personally, I don't care what you call me as long as it's not "late for the BBQ"


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