Ray wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:32 pm
P.S. I'm not a "dude" maybe your young friends are but I hope you wouldn't call an elderly man you didn't know a dude.
Y'know, sometimes you make an off the cuff remark or joke, and it doesn't go down as well as you'd hoped with some of the recipients. Especially those who you don't know and at whom the joke was not intended. Most people have probably done it at some point in their lives.
Plainly this is what happened here. A reasonable person I would say could tell that I wasn't seriously attacking any individual. It seemed obvious that some videos were up and others would be following soon. If anyone disagrees with that, then we'll just have to agree to disagree here.
As far as you not being a dude, well that's down to cultural differences perhaps. In my part of the world, this is used universally as other places use 'mate' or 'guy' or other terms of endearment. So, yes, you are indeed a 'dude', like it or not. Age, race or whatever are no barriers to this.
Embrace it. It's a good thing meant in a friendly manner.
Cipher wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:36 pm
Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:00 am
There aren't any African Americans on the site either. Care to venture a joke in the same vein? No? Then see how your joke is inappropriate? It's not 1960 anymore.
Inappropriate doesn't seem to be of concern to this poster - his username isn't Guitar-dude but "guitar-ded" a play on or derived from a belittling and insensitive word describing a person with a mental disability. Say no to that word and show your support here:
Nice bit of venom in your post there.
Of course, it really only works if I'm white ( I gather that's what you're getting at, if not, then please substitute whatever you had in mind there.)
The thing is, you have no clue if I'm pink, green or polka dotted. Nor I you.
Racism can be subtle, no judgement, just something to consider.
Regarding my user name to which you seem to take such exception - As I've said here in the past it was aimed at my lack of progress on the guitar at the time I registered in 2008.It was a jibe at me by me at that time.
Somewhile ago I thought of having it changed but has been posted by the mods they won't change names unless to your given name so looks like I'm stuck with it. FWIW the name could also describe a physical disability in case you want to accuse me of that too.
'Say no to that word and show your support here:
' I'm not sure if that was aimed at me or if you were playing to the gallery, but never mind.
Names picked at random do not always pass the test of time and that's not always the intention of the person who chose them.
cipher |ˈsīfər| (also cypher)
1 a secret or disguised way of writing; a code: he was writing cryptic notes in a cipher | the information may be given in cipher.
• a thing written in a cipher.
• a key to such a cipher.
2 dated a zero; a figure 0.
• a person or thing of no importance, especially a person who does the bidding of others and seems to have no will of their own.
Anyways, having been out of internet reach over the past few days I thought I should reply here but I think this little side spat has taken up enough of this thread. I'm going to leave this thread alone so any replies here will go unread by me.
Thanks to the OP for the info contained though and sorry for the disruption.
Getting better bit by bit, day by day.