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Message started by darksidedsam on Aug 26th, 2020 at 3:55pm

Title: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by darksidedsam on Aug 26th, 2020 at 3:55pm
Ive been slinging for over 15 years on and off, today a comment was made at me that kinda annoyed me from a karen today :

"David and Goliath? i think David was meant to be little."
Basically suggesting i shouldnt be doing slinging as im an adult and not a child/adolescent lol




Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Kick on Aug 27th, 2020 at 10:06am
A rock across the broadside will keep em quiet.

DISCLAIMER DO NOT SLING AT PEOPLE THIS IS A JOKE. (Best be safe...)

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Captain_Twine on Aug 27th, 2020 at 5:47pm
My goodness, what did she think you were doing, Old Testament cosplay? ::)

*sigh* They will never understand. At least it's better than getting the cops called on ya..., I sometimes imagine someone might think I'm a complete nutcase and alert the fuzz. I usually sling in a pretty isolated spot, so I'm not usually too worried though.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by slingbadger on Aug 28th, 2020 at 6:18am
Give my baby your sling. He needs it as he is far better than you.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by joe_meadmaker on Aug 28th, 2020 at 8:51am

Captain_Twine wrote on Aug 27th, 2020 at 5:47pm:
At least it's better than getting the cops called on ya

Definitely this.

I think this is one of the modern perceptions of the sling, that it's more of a toy than a weapon.  Which is good in that it's not seen as threatening.  But on the other side it doesn't always get the respect it deserves.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Curious Aardvark on Aug 28th, 2020 at 12:38pm
'karen' ?

Did you perhaps use a rude word ? I haven't looked at the swearing substitution table for a while - but can't recall 'karen' :whistle:

And the answer is: 'david was a normal sized bloke in his early 20's - goliath was a giant.'

The comment 'thought david was supposed to be little' only really applies when you're talking to people like Luis pons, or diego or david.
You know, really tall bastards :-)


Okay - not  a substitution - so what's a 'karen'  ?

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Kick on Aug 28th, 2020 at 2:17pm
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Karen

Urban Dictionary to the rescue!

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by vetryan15 on Aug 28th, 2020 at 4:32pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Aug 28th, 2020 at 12:38pm:
'karen' ?


Okay - not  a substitution - so what's a 'karen'  ?


It is a name that millennials  thought  decided to use to call someone who acts foolishly.  Instead of using curse words, or bad names. 

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Kick on Aug 29th, 2020 at 1:27pm

vetryan15 wrote on Aug 28th, 2020 at 4:32pm:
It is a name that millennials  thought  decided to use to call someone who acts foolishly.  Instead of using curse words, or bad names.


I would say it's more specific than that though. The urban dictionary definition is pretty much spot on I would say.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Captain_Twine on Aug 30th, 2020 at 12:46pm
I believe the stereotype revolves mostly around themes of ignorance, a bad attitude, and throwing around one's weight/white privilege. I think it is often applied unfairly to women who are merely advocating or sticking up for themselves, but sometimes people are just rude.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Aug 30th, 2020 at 10:39pm
The term “Karen” specifically refers to white know-it-all women with a chip on their respective shoulders. If you think about it even a little bit, you will realize that the term is actually quite offensive and bigoted in the way it establishes strong negative racial and gender stereotypes.

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Captain_Twine on Aug 31st, 2020 at 10:26am
I agree - Perhaps rudeness should be met with a response other than generalization. Many aspects of the "Karen" stereotype are perfectly innocent and do not follow logically from one another. If a "Karen" is a privileged white know-it-all with short blond hair, square glasses and a bad attitude who asks for your manager, how many women really share ALL of those qualities? How can you deduce rudeness and privilege from blond hair and assertiveness? Their association is the work of conflation, and thus the trope has the effect of denigrating any woman who asserts herself.

This has very quickly evolved into a deep social discussion. ;D

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Bill Skinner on Aug 31st, 2020 at 12:25pm
Means B****.   >:( 

But it does't get tagged as profanity on most browsers.   8-)

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Morphy on Nov 24th, 2020 at 8:45pm
Simple:

"Excuse me sir what are you doing?"

"I'm minding by damn business what about you?"

Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by Kilisi on Nov 25th, 2020 at 6:43am
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Title: Re: Things a Karen might say to a slinger...
Post by totallyyourtype on Dec 1st, 2020 at 7:59pm
I think the "Karen" term has a lot to do with a sense of entitlement and a tendency to appeal to a third party to solve her problems rather than either a) sucking it up, or b) trying to resolve it themselves.

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