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By  DocBastard  |  38

Oh my god...you said "seizure" in front of someone with epilepsy? You're a terrible person! You should be beaten for that! Oh wait, that's insensitive to people who have been beaten. My apologies. I meant to say that you suck! No, that's insensitive to people who can't afford a vacuum. What I meant was, how could you be so stupid? Wait wait, that's insensitive to stupid people... See where I'm going with this, people? If you weren't so goddamned sensitive about every little thing wrong with you, people wouldn't have to worry so much about offending you. I'm not perfect at all, but I've learned to laugh at my own inadequacies and errors. Ultimately I'm happier and so is everyone around me.

By  doodlecloud  |  26

I dunno, I don't think that's really offensive, he must've known you weren't being malicious or anything. I have a heart condition and if someone told me they were having a heart attck in a similar sentence I wouldn't care, I doubt I'd even really register it as possibly offensive. Some phrases are, like saying your phone is 'being a spaz', but I don't think what OP said is anything bad. It's not derogatory.

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  sailorzoe  |  14

Yup. Epilepsy is a fucking bitch. I'm sure that everyone would enjoy taking 4,000mgs of medicine every fucking day of their life. No, fail. Epilepsy sucks.

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  Meettitan  |  14

They probably were being careful! I know my brain will troll me sometimes and say shit I'm not supposes to say because I'm constantly thinking about not saying it.

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OP should be more careful? It was a mistake. I have a friend who's an epileptic as well and also "typppzz like diz." Once when we were texting I accidentally wrote "it looks like your keyboards having a seizure." Thankfully, she dismissed it, but c'mon, everyone's caught up in their own problems these days to remember others & their problems :P

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  alycion  |  26

I guess I don't get what is offensive since there was meanness meant behind it. I'm bipolar and OCD and don't get offended when people do the I'm OCD or bipolar jokes because of something that just happened. And there is still more of a stigma with mental illness then there is epilepsy. People need to stop being so thin skinned about certain things.

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  FlavorlessPie  |  7

Mmm, I don't know. Saying 'seizure' around someone with epilepsy is like saying 'retarded' around someone with down syndrome.. Or you could say 'gay' and someone could be homosexual. Serious or not, it can still be offensive.

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  alycion  |  26

49 then using that train of thought when a normie gets hyper and claims they are manic, shouldn't I be offended? Of if they wash their hands and say I'm being OCD? I've been in both situations many times. Neither have offended me. These conditions, all that you listed, the ones I did are what people have, not who they are. It doesn't change the core of the person and shouldn't define them. And for the record I have a homosexual friend who often calls things gay. Slang can be stupid and sometimes immature. There was just a day that people were offended by intent and not words, and I don't know about others, I miss that time. The political correctness is out of hand as docbastard nicely demonstrated with his comment. Oh and people call me crazy and mental all the time playing around with me. My normal reply is yeah and I got the meds to prove it. No, I'm not crazy, but I'm not going to waste my time or energy getting offended over a joke. Even if the joke is a bit insensitive. And I do spend a lot of my spare time trying to promote education and get rid stigmas that mi can carry with it.

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  supergrl12  |  1

I agree, but if it's not offensive to you, then you shouldn't say anything because the odds are that it's not offensive to the people you are speaking for.

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#62. I agree that saying something like OCD or seizure wouldn't be offending. However, when someone says "that is retarded/gay", it can be offending. Saying seizure or OCD isn't as bad. When saying your retarded, you are tyrying to insult someone by claiming them to be something that many people are, as well as homosexuality. When saying seizure, your are not insulting anything, you are simply describing an action, as well as OCD.

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  conholio33  |  24

I also have epilespy and would have found that funny...... If you cant laugh at urself for haveing epilespy then it just bothers you and thats no fun

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  DiscoKiller  |  4

Yeah I`m sorry but saying 'I`m offended by that' means nothing if there was no intent. It just means that you need to get over yourself. I'm offended by the X-factor but I dont see anyone rallying around to get it off the air. I`m massively offended by the music of U2, Nickleback, Shinedown and Rebecca Black but do you see anyone trying to get it banned? Nope. So basically put, if you are so sensetive to be offended by little things like what the OP said, you shouldnt be out of doors. Stay in with your tinfoil hat on and whatever you do, dont watch TV.

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  Forlorn420  |  9

People not to stop being so damn sensitive. It's a figure a speech that being used JOKINGLY. It's not like you wish a seizure upon your boss and then found out he has epilepsy. That woulda been bad

By  doodlecloud  |  26

I dunno, I don't think that's really offensive, he must've known you weren't being malicious or anything. I have a heart condition and if someone told me they were having a heart attck in a similar sentence I wouldn't care, I doubt I'd even really register it as possibly offensive. Some phrases are, like saying your phone is 'being a spaz', but I don't think what OP said is anything bad. It's not derogatory.

By  olpally  |  32

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  olpally  |  32

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  Bekll  |  26

One of my friends says "That's so retarded" all the time. I have a mentally and physically handicapped aunt and have told him this. :/

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