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The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


Exclamation Marx posted:

He was a literal child op
While you are technically correct (admittedly the best kind of correct), non-autists typically use the word "child" to refer to someone younger. By way of example a google image search for "black child" gives



This point will not win an argument because it is being deliberately misleading.

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The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


SedanChair posted:

I know you're not from here, but "child" is actually the correct term to refer to youth under 18 for state and federal agencies with whom I work on a regular basis, hth

Did you read my entire post? Be honest.

The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


OP is arguing with his/her mother, not with his/her legal counterpart at court.

The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


To what end? There is no audience of people to be shocked and appalled when his mum protests at the use of the word child. He doesn't win any PC Points to be redeemed for cash. It will achieve the opposite of what the OP wants.

If someone asked if I would be afraid of an unarmed child, I would say no, because I would be picturing something like



Which, oddly enough, is the same as the GIS result.

At this point the oh-so-clever internet lawyer types triumphantly cry "aha! So there is no reason for anyone to be threatened by seventeen year old!"

The reason most people get pissed at this argument is the Exclamation Marx's of the world know exactly what people picture when they hear the word child, and aren't arguing in good faith by using that word as opposed to a more descriptive one (teenager).

The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


I didn't mention race at all you utter fuckwits. I'm just saying why, if the OP intends to convince his mother of something, this argument is a loser. Now I remember why I stopped reading this cesspool of SJW-ness.

For the record I don't give a poo poo what the color of your skin is, I would be more intimidated by a 17yo white guy dressed as a thug then I would by a 17yo black guy dressed nicely. I'm sure D&D can twist that statement into making me a racist somehow.

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The Carbon Tax
Sep 30, 2013

by XyloJW


[img]http://i.imgur.com/TAaZKXF.png[/url] GOATSE WAS HERE

e: Hi Xylo, no hard feelings I hope

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Xylo edit; Sup, AMU.

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