Offensive Jokes

Tanya - posted on 09/07/2010 ( 140 moms have responded )

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How far is too far?
Do you laugh at jokes that are racist, sexist, or just about death?
Do you tell people that you don't like that kind of humor?

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Johnny - posted on 09/08/2010

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I don't really find dead baby jokes to be funny. I've never heard one or read one that made me laugh. It's not that I'm offended, I just think they're dumb. Really dumb. A lot of the Obama jokes are dumb too, but that bullet proof glass one was kind of funny to me. It pokes fun more at the general racism out there than personally at Obama. I guess what I find funny are those things that poke at the deep truths. I'm not sure what deep truth dead baby jokes are supposed to be poking at.

This thread does have an excellent example though of how some people are outrageously oversensitive. Which is cool, 'cause it really helps illustrate the point, lol.


Russell Peters on the N-word

As a guy who grew up with Black people, I know the N-word is not specific to people. It’s a fucking noun. It is used for everything else but people. It’s not specific to black people.
I see my friends. They’ll be like, “Yo Russell, I seen you with some Chinese niggers last night.”...
My homeboy called me, was like, “Yo, you gotta put on Discovery Channel, son They got this shit on killer whales. Yo, those niggers are crazy!”

Jessica - posted on 09/08/2010

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Quoting Marina: WOW Kati...you are nasty for that comment. It is EXTREMELY offensive to me. I do not like that word. Maybe you need to be a little more sensitive to other peoples feelings

Kati has the right to express herself in anyway she chooses, as do you. HOWEVER, you do NOT have the right to not be offended. Kati doesn't need to be more tactful in her opinions, overly sensitive people (Case in point right here) should lighten up and not let anything like that bother them cos, sorry to pop your bubble but, the world don't give a shit whether your offended or not.

Also, I don't see her post as being nasty, I see it as being her opinion and just because it isn't on par with yours doesn't mean it is nasty.

Jessica - posted on 09/07/2010

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Lol, the funniest jokes are the ones that offend IMO. Chris Rock can be extremely racist in his own jokes and they are incredibly funny.

Listen to 'the now show' on bbc radio 4. Alot of the stuff they do can be construed as offensive, yet they are funny as fuckl. The thing with comedy is, it's at it's best when taking the piss out of stereotypes. Whether those stereotypes are black, white, japanese, german or lithuanian doesn't matter. Because it is not the race you are taking the piss out of, it's the stereotype.

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Kimberly - posted on 09/10/2010

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BAAAAHAAA That's pretty freakin funny. Life's too short to be uptight.

But I'm with another poster- it depends on who is telling the joke. You know when people are being downright mean and the joke fits their sick personality then it's just dumb.

Kayle - posted on 09/10/2010

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If I know the person isn't serious and doesn't actually believe what the joke is about it doesn't bother me.

But when it comes to people making fun of people with disabilities it bothers me alot.

Jackie - posted on 09/10/2010

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I'm late into this conversation but I have to give my input on this whole "N" word thing.



People get so up-in-arms about it. Almost as if it's the ONLY racial slur, or the MOST demeaning one. I don't get. I black girl/guy could call me a cracker, honky, blue eyed devil and I wouldn't be ready to kick someones ass for it. And I damn sure wouldn't be offended just by seeing the words or somebody using the words in a conversation. I don't think it has any worse connotations than honky, chink, gook, spic, wetback, or any other word but I don't see anybody getting all pissed off if those words are thrown around.



Now I will day that I don't use the "n" word simply because I know that if I did, I'd get my little white ass kicked all over the damn place.



just saying

Lyndsay - posted on 09/09/2010

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I love these jokes. They're hilarious. It takes a whole lot to offend me.

Shayla - posted on 09/09/2010

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it depends on how you look at the joke. I wouldn't take it personialy, because if you took it to far....it would not be refer to as a joke.

Isobel - posted on 09/09/2010

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what's black and blue and floats in the water?

a mainlander with too many newfie jokes.

Caitlin - posted on 09/09/2010

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Great jokes.. I'm a little late to this apparently, but I don't find most race jokes funny (stereotype jokes are fine, most of them are in good fun) and I'm not fond of toilet humor, though occasionally it will get a giggle out of me.

I gear my jokes to my audience, I wont joke about things I know my friends wont appreciate or find funny.

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An Englishman, a Welshman and an Irishman were about to have a go on a helterskelter when a gypsy lady appears and tells them that whatever they yell on the way down they will land in.

The Englishman thinks great and yells 'GOLD' and low and behold he lands in mounds of gold.

The Welshman thinks brill and yells 'DIAMONDS' when he reaches the bottom there are piles of diamonds.

The Irishman yells 'WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE'

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2 brunettes and a blonde who are all pregnant with their first babies are having a conversation about the sex of their babies:

Brunette 1: I conceived with him on top so I must be having a boy

Brunette 2: I conceived with me on to so I must be having a girl

Blonde: Oh shit I'm having puppies...

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An Englishman, an Irishman, a welshman and a Scot are captured by the Iraqis.
The Iraq troop leader says, "we're going to shoot you, but we will give you one last request."
He says to the welshman, "what's your last request?"
The welshman says, "I want a thousand welshman singing 'Land of my Fathers'."
"Okay, you've got it. What about you?" he says to the Scotsman.
"I want a thousand Scots pipers piping Scotland the brave," says the Scot.
"You've got it" says the Iraqi. "What's your last request?" he says to the Irishman.
"I want a thousand Irishman doing the Riverdance" says Paddy.
"It's yours" says the Iraqi. Turning to the Englishman, he says, "and your last request?"
The Englishman says, "fucking shoot me first".

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A welshman, a sheep, and a dog were survivors of a terrible shipwreck. They found themselves stranded on a desert island.

After being there a while, they got into the habit of going to the beach every evening to watch the sun go down. One particular evening, the sky was red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle; a perfect night for romance.

As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the welshman. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it. But the dog got jealous, growling fiercely until the welshman took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling.

A few weeks passed by, and lo and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was a beautiful young woman, the most beautiful woman the welshman had ever seen. She was in a pretty bad way when they rescued her, and they slowly nursed her back to health. When the young maiden was well enough, they introduced her to their evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening: red sky, cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze; perfect for a night of romance.

Pretty soon, the welshman started to get "those feelings" again. He fought them as long as he could, but he finally gave in and leaned over to the young woman, cautiously, and whispered in her ear...

"could you take the dog for a walk?"

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John the Englishman, Paddy the Irishman and Mic the Scotsman
all apply to join the SAS and are called for interview.
John the Englishman was first in to be greeted by two high
ranking officers.
"John, we in the SAS are double-hard bastards", said one.
"In order to join, you too must prove you are a double-hard
bastard", said the other.
"We have organised a test. Through that door is your wife. On
the table beside where she is sitting is a revolver. Go in there
and shoot her", said the first one, not telling him that the gun
only fires blanks!
John the Englishman immediately breaks down sobbing stating
that he cannot do it and so he fails the test.
Mic the Scotsman is next and is given the same instructions
but after 5 mins in the other room he comes back in and declares
his undying love for his wife and so he too fails.
Paddy the Irishman is given the task also. He slowly stands up
and enters the other room. The two officers wait expectantly and
then BANG
BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG. 6 shots fired and then silence. The
silence lasts for a couple of moments and then there is an
unmerciful scuffle. The place gets trashed. After 5 minutes the
door opens and out walks Paddy, clothes torn to shreds, blood
everywhere.
"Jaysus but that f****in gun was useless. I had to beat the bitch
to death with the chair!"

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Three men are sitting in the maternity ward. One is an Englishman, one a Welshman and the other a Jamaican. Suddenly the doctor comes and says,

"Gentlemen, your wives have all had little boys! However in the confusion we may have mixed the babies up. Could you come to the nursery to help us identify them?"

The Welshman ran to the nursery, picked up a dark-skinned baby with dreadlocks and said,

"This boy is mine."

The surprised doctor said, "But this child looks Jamaican."

"True," said the Welshman "but there is a fifty fifty chance that one of the others is English, and I'm not taking the risk."

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Richard and Patrick were coming out of a pub in Wales one evening when Richard spotted a Sheep with its head stuck in the railings.

"Look at that Paddy, we cant miss a chance like that" says Richard

So Richard walks up behind the sheep, drops his trousers and does this business.

Richard then says "Okay Paddy its your turn next"

So Paddy drops his trousers and stuck his head in the railings......

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How can you spot a blindman in a nudist camp?

It ain't hard


Did you hear about the blind man who bled to death trying to read a cheese grater?

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How do you know ET is a scouser?



He looks like one





What do you call a scouser in a suit?



The accused





Why does the Mersey run through Liverpool?



Because if it walks it'll get mugged

Isobel - posted on 09/09/2010

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here's one for my beloved Quebecers (and I really do love ya, and that's why it's funny and not offensive.

A Newfie, a Quebecer, and an Albertan are all walking down a beach together, when all of a sudden they see a genies lamp and all reach to grab it at the same time.

A Genie pops out and says usually I grant one person 3 wishes but since you all got here at the same time, I'll grant you one wish each.

The Newfie says "I wish for all the fish to return to their plentiful numbers so that my family of fishermen back home can make lots of money"

poof...it is done.

The Quebecer says, I wish for you to build a wall around Quebec so that our heritage will be preserved forever and nobody can ever take it away.

Poof, it is done.

The Albertan turns to the Genie and says...Is that wall water proof?

The genie says yes.

Fill it.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/09/2010

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Me personally? I don't find it (generally) offensive, but then again it all depends on the context that it is used in. It's like using Indian to describe a Native American; while it's not the most politically correct term to use, it's also not the most offensive, imo.

Isobel - posted on 09/09/2010

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yup...eskimo is a nono around these parts.

What do you call 10 blondes standing next to each other?

a wind tunnel

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Would you consider the word "Eskimo" offensive since many Inuit do consider it a derogatory word?


Taken from the dictionary;

The name Inuit, by which the native people of the Arctic from northern Alaska to western Greenland call themselves, has largely supplanted Eskimo in Canada and is used officially by the Canadian government. Many Inuit consider Eskimo derogatory, in part because the word was, erroneously, long thought to mean literally “eater of raw meat.” Inuit has also come to be used in a wider sense, to name all people traditionally called Eskimo, regardless of local self-designations. Nonetheless, Eskimo continues in use in all parts of the world, especially in historical and archaeological contexts and in reference to the people as a cultural and linguistic unity. The term Native American is sometimes used to include Eskimo and Aleut peoples.

Jocelyn - posted on 09/09/2010

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What do you call a lesbian eskimo?
A Klondike.
yeah....it's totally lame, but I giggled a little :P

?? - posted on 09/09/2010

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I generally agree with you Carol.



My position is that I'm not in any position to tell someone else how they should or shouldn't feel about a word that holds so much aggression and hatred, a word that has a potential to turn from jest to violence in the blink of an eye so as much as it irks me when other people use it - it's their face they're putting in the line of a punch. I generally choose not to put myself in positions or say things to put myself in the position to hurt another person - intentionally or not.



I don't think the n word is 'off limits' so to speak. It has it's time and place and it's meaning where using the word is legitimate and correct. Same with rape, fuck, jew, cunt and any other word.



When it comes to jokes... I don't get offended if people use those words in jokes or joke about them, it doesn't sit right with me either so I just won't / don't. I choose not to on purpose but it's none of my business if people want to put themselves in the position to possibly be punched in the face when someone gets offended. I generally just hope that when someone is offended those people have the common sense to realize they shouldn't have told that joke and apologize for being an insensitive boob, and they can avoid getting punched in the face lol



People are always going to be offended over different things. When there's a legitimate reason for someone being offended though, it's a decent human thing to do, to realize that you made a mistake, apologize and accept that you crossed a line. There's nothing more insulting and dehumanizing than someone arguing that someone shouldn't be offended for being called the n word, directly or indirectly.

Dana - posted on 09/09/2010

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Haha, I agree Cathy. I never understood those who hate a feminist joke but, will dog men all damn day long.

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Different jokes and different words offend different people. What may be offensive to one person, in a certain group, will have another in fits of laughter. I've seen some very uptight feminists get really bent out of shape over sexist female jokes but are happy to tell jokes that equally demean men. IMO if you can dish it out you got to learn to take it.

I can't imagine finding a joke about rape funny, ever. I won't tell jokes with the N word because it makes me cringe to hear it.

Johnny - posted on 09/09/2010

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Well, I think people need to be cautious about what derogatory words they use to describe themselves. If I go around calling my self a fat chick, how loudly can I really complain when someone else calls me that? Is it okay if that other person is fat? Is it okay if they meant it in jest or affectionately?



Perhaps because I am not American and we do not share the history, the N word is not as weighted to me as it seems to be to others. I categorize it as equal to all other racial slurs, not living in it's own special category. Would I ever use it? No. My ex was black and he never used it either. But a couple of his white friends called him that, "hey yo N" and I was always surprised that he was not at all offended. Like I said, it's an individual thing. It just seems to me that it is being given more weight here than other racial/ethnic slurs, which I see as a cultural issue, not a global one.

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I think words can trivialize the events in which it's meaning came to be. I feel the same way about the word rape. It really sets me on edge when I hear both the word rape and the n word and they're being used in a nonchalant manner. I don't use those words willy nilly. I don't get offended when other people use them, but it never really sits right with me.

I am always bitching at my mans friends when they're playing video games and they say "fuck yea I totally raped that guy." It makes me want to punch them in the face. So I can imagine people who have any any any attachment to the meaning of the n word, would feel the exact same way if some stupid lil white girl decided to throw the n word around... and I don't wanna get punched in the face over a word that I know better about... so I don't use it.

Dana - posted on 09/09/2010

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Carol, obviously, in an offensive joke thread I can read it, mark it as offensive and move on. It's different when it's just said for the hell of it.

Also we all know that it's different when the person of a certain race refers to themselves as something derogatory and when some else refers to them that way.



Show me one black person who has been fine with the use of the N word in this thread and I'll shut up. :D

Isobel - posted on 09/09/2010

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I should also clarify that I cannot bring myself to USE the N word...cause I would never be willing to take a chance on hurting somebody who doesn't feel the same way that I do...I just don't ALWAYS get offended when I hear stuff like that.

Johnny - posted on 09/09/2010

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I really do think it depends on the individual Dana. One of our friends is Vietnamese and he repeatedly jokingly refers to him & his wife's half-gook baby. The first time I was shocked, but he's got a very snappy sense of humor and he thinks gook jokes are funny. But that term has an extremely sensitive history for the Vietnamese, especially those, like his parents, who were boat people & lived through the war. There is quite a history there.



I think if you look behind a lot of those terms, you'll find quite awful histories and context that could easily lead people to great offense. I mean, Jew jokes? It's not like Jewish people have not gone down a nasty road of their own. For a woman who has suffered under misogyny and abuse, the women jokes are probably deeply hurtful.



Offensive jokes are always going to offend people, thus their name. Sometimes it will be people who have suffered through having terms that are being used in jest instead being used cruelly. Others are people who just don't feel that these things are appropriate because they have a different level of tolerance. I don't think the people who are 'throwing that word around' are not realizing how hurtful it can be. I copied a Russell Peters joke with it in there, but let me tell you, I get that for some people, hearing that word is never acceptable. But it is for others, especially in an offensive joke thread.

Dana - posted on 09/09/2010

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Oooh, I don't know that I would equate Rupert trading the word juice for jew, with using the N word. I mean him saying that is just kind of cute. There's never anything cute with the N word.

I have to say, I'm quite shocked that a few of you are okay with people just throwing that word around. It's hurtful to many people, no matter what context, and shocking that no one recognizes it.

Isobel - posted on 09/09/2010

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Iris...I understand where you are coming from...but I could tell my boyfriend Jew jokes till the cows come home, and while I don't feel brave enough with the rest of his family, I have heard them tell them as well.

In fact every time I ask him to pick up juice on his way home, he says yes honey...I know how much you love your jews.

Dana - posted on 09/09/2010

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Haha, love them all, Cathy. What great jokes to hear early in the morning, sets the tone for the day! Thanks.

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English ---------------> USA

pyjamas -------------> pajamas --------- Y
moustache ----------> mustache ------ O
colour ---------------> color ------------- U

mollusc ------------> mollusk, ---------- C
encyclopaedia ----> encyclopedia ---- A
bannister ----------> banister ---------- N
carburettor --------> carburetor ------- T

cosy -----------------> cozy -------------- S
sulphur -------------> sulfur ------------ P
enquiry -------------> inquiry ---------- E
fuelling -------------> fueling ---------- L
labelling ------------> labeling --------- L

Coincidence?

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A Scotsman and a Jew went to a restaurant. After a hearty meal, the waitress came by with the inevitable check. To the amazement of all, the Scotsman was heard to say, "I'll pay it!" and he actually did.

The next morning's newspaper carried the news item:

"JEWISH VENTRILOQUIST FOUND MURDERED IN BLIND ALLEY."

Dana - posted on 09/09/2010

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That one literally had me LMAO!! Thanks Cathy! :D



Edited to add, oh you're fast, I meant the Irish, English, Claudia Schiffer one.

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The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the British or Americans.

On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and also suffer
fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart
attacks than the British or Americans.

The Italians drink excessive amounts of red wine and also
suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

Conclusion:

Eat & drink what you like. It's speaking English that kills
you.

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An Irishman, an Englishman and Claudia Schiffer were sitting together in a carriage in a train. Suddenly the train went through a tunnel and as it was an old style train, there were no lights in the carraiges and it went completely dark.

Then there was a kissing noise and the sound of a really loud slap. When the train came out of the tunnel, Claudia Schiffer and the Irishman were sitting as if nothing had happened and the Englishman had his hand against his face as he had been slapped there.

The Englishman was thinking, "The Irish fella must have kissed Claudia Schiffer and she missed him and slapped me instead."

Claudia Schiffer was thinking, "The English fella must have tried to kiss me and actually kissed the Irishman and got slapped for it."

And the Irishman was thinking, "This is great. The next time the train goes through a tunnel I'll make another kissing noise and slap that English bastard again."

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What’s the flattest surface to iron your jeans on? A white girl’s ass!

Why do so many white people get lost skiing? It’s hard to find them in the snow.

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An Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman are all builders working on a bridge. The Englishman opens his lunch-box and says, "If I get one more tuna sandwich, I'm going to jump off this bridge." The Scotsman opens his lunch box and says, "If I get one more ham sandwich, I'm going to jump off this bridge." The Irishman then says, "If I get one more egg sandwich, I'm going to jump off this bridge." The next day, all three get the same lunch, all three jump off the bridge, and all three die. At their funeral, the Englishman's wife says, "If only I'd known he didn't like tuna." The Scotsman's wife says, "If only I'd known he didn't like ham." The Irishman's wife says, "I don't understand it. He made his own sandwiches."

Iris - posted on 09/09/2010

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I don't like the N word either or any racial jokes for that matter. I can be a whole lot of fun and I can make an innocent jokes about myself and I don't mind that others do as long as I know them well enough. But would I make a racist joke to my husband or my MIL or my BIL? No! I don't think that any "black" joke would go down very softly. Neither do I think it would be funny to my daughters.. Just a thought.

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Never, i find them extremely insulting, everyone who knows me, knows i wont accept this.No need for it.
what does it teach our children, if we find this funny ?

LaCi - posted on 09/09/2010

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Laura?... I didn't find that joke offensive. I may have laughed if it weren't so damn early.

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What have you done wrong when the wife comes into the living room nagging you?

Made the chain from the kitchen sink too long!

Johnny - posted on 09/08/2010

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Ditto to Laura & Sharon. I find bigotry revolting, but words are about context, IMO. And now I'll post one that's going towards the gross end of the equation...

What did one gay sperm say to the other?

"How are we supposed to find the egg in all this shit?"

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