A few weeks ago commenter “permanganater” took time out of his busy schedule to mansplain to me why, how and what I “should be focusing on tackling” on my own blog. I mocked him for that (per #deathtosquirrels protocol), then Brony took him apart for completely misreading the very post he was complaining about. He floundered on, and I ignored him.
Also relevant: readers here will no doubt recall with great reverence and awe my brilliant new hashtag #muschniwogdowis, an acronym for Most US Citizens Have No Idea What Our Government Does Or Who It Serves.
Well here comes permanganater again on a #muschniwogdowis post to say this:
I was going to let #muschniwogdowis slide last time because it’s very clever, but seeing it’s come up again…As a ‘wog’, I would be grateful if you could change ‘What Our Government’ to What Your Government’ – it keeps the meaning intact and the acronym barely changes, but removes the slur. Just a thought.
Honestly, I had to google that: it turns out “wog” is a derogatory slur for a non-white person.
Now my personal policy is that whenever I am told or otherwise discover that I’ve been using a slur that punches down, I try to stop using it. Even when I don’t really get it. But in this case, since we already know that this permanganater d00d is an entitled comic buffoon who enjoys dictating to me what and how I ought to write on my own blog, I have to ask: what kind of Sooper Special Fucking Snowflake parses character strings for entirely unrelated ethnic slurs?
Because obviously then, we should also studiously avoid using words like leafage, tycoon and wristwatch, which contain homophobic, racist and misogynist slurs, respectively. Auspicious is out too; so is saltwater. Frankly, we must never use words (or even acronyms) that contains any of these letter combinations, nor the hundreds of everyday words that contain “ho,” such as who, how and thought. Aw, shit! There goes this blog network’s name and URL, too! Hey, permanganater himself used that very slur in his very own comment! STOP THAT PERMANGANATER. YOU STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!
Oh wait, no. No, see, that would be totally fucking ridiculous.
So here’s my response:
Permanganater is now blocked from further commenting here at Death to Squirrels, for the unforgivable sin of being way too fucking tedious to entertain.
Let the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth commence.