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- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
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- adjective hurt or upset
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It would be politically expedient for Poilievre to acknowledge this fact and apologize if the use of this term offended anyone, as that certainly was not his intention.
The word "offended" might not be the right word, but my point is that while R+J taps the concept of "true love" as a device, the details don't really support the depiction of "true love" in R+J as one that should stand as a cultural touchstone or paradigm of the concept.
Being "offended" is what wimps do instead of kicking the ass of someone who deperately deserves it.
Another reason I am not offended is that many Arabs have called Sadat “kelb,” I am sure, and I have called him worse names.
Since being offended is now sacred and upheld to be the Greatest Law of the Land, being offended is relatively cheap.
One can imagine such a rule, in which the Commission might concluded that even a generally inoffensive term might be forbidden on the grounds that it “may be offensive to the general public” in the sense that every member of the public “may be” offended by it, even if the chance that they will be offended is just 1%.
We should not be afraid to hear the truth, being offended is essentially a childish reaction.
And no, "sorry if you're offended" is not an apology - it just pretends to be.
Being offended is an act of the listener, often losing the battle by giving control over their emotions to someone else.
As commenters pointed out, saying you're sorry that someone got offended is not the same as actually apologizing for what you said.
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