When pineapple and ham came out on Pizza, I couldn’t help but taste spam and pineapple.

My grandmother, who was a city girl and never cooked much more than TV dinners, had three dishes she’d make. One of them was spam and pineapple. When pineapple and ham came out on Pizza, I couldn’t help but taste spam and pineapple.

I never liked hot fruit and meat together in any dish.

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The juice is fine with ham or in cheesecake. I just prefer fruit cold or room temperature and by itself. I guess I’m a fruit separatist. *sigh*

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At issue is the location of the adjective. Should one say, “my cook, who is of Mexican-American descent, should be expected to form a burrito properly as the restaurant this cook works for markets itself as specializing in Mexican cuisine”, that is fine.

But by giving priority to the “Mexican” over the “cook” in the sentence, this gives the sentence racist tones and is best avoided.

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You didn’t grow up in a town with 1/2 Italians and 1/2 Irish. Lots of Italian moms are horrible cooks, but the good cooks are really good.

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”  does not sound racist to me at all. Its a valid question for a intuitive who hasnt traveled outside their county

The term “provincial” is what I might normally use in that situation.

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CONFESSION:
I phrased the above comment generating these responses on purpose. It is my dry humor. I was imitating the kinds of advice I’d received once because it gets people who are sensitive about their privilege to use language in any way they please, ‘triggered’, as the common parlance goes.

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I get to enjoy many minutes (or hours) of “those feminists” or “those SJWs” or “that indoctrination” type talk.

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I went to an uber liberal arts college in 1990/91 (never finished), right when PC started to leave the confines of military and government double-talk and into Universities. It sounded like a good idea but even at the time, I could see people abusing it. It was to be etiquette, a choice. But it ended up getting the power of authority which it shouldn’t have.

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No. Employers who employ people who can’t do their jobs properly are employers who might want to consider employing other people.

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Asshole still isn’t a protected class in society. I think passive aggressive asshole *is* a protected class in society however, which is what lets me get away with saying the shit I do.

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It’s probably who we hang around. I’d _probably_ be more supportive of the “anti-SJW” class except they seem to be the majority so instead I back the SJW class. 20 years ago, I was defending the “right to say whatever the fuck you want” people against etiquette pushers online.

But I saw a table flip a few years back and I like supporting whoever I see the minorities are in an environment.

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In short, when I get more likes on my comments than others in a group, then I’m doing something wrong.

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My positions the same. Contrarian. Too much agreement gets on my nerves.

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It’s especially important to me now with FB’s AI trying to predict who my friends should be and what conversations I ‘belong in’.

Keeps me on my toes: Too much time ‘in one camp’ and then that’s ALL I’ll ever see on my feed.

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Understanding racism isn’t that difficult. But it reminds me of this thing about autism that went across my feed just now. Just substitute “Racism is a mystery and maybe doesn’t really even exist” for the neurotypical and those who understand racism in the autism category.

This doesn’t mean people who understand racism are autistic: it means that people saying racism is a big mystery or confusing or doesn’t exist or “since everything can be racist, nothing is” are just enjoying their status of not having to really think about it.

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