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Given this phrase, would you agree/disagree and why?

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  1. frygia

    frygia IncGamers Member

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    Given this phrase, would you agree/disagree and why?

    Phrase is
    "Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
    --Sam Brown

    I disagree since I like to offend people with style . . . that is, in the 0.001% of the times I feel like offending someone anyway. Like when some girl looks like a lost sheep to my hubby :surprise:

    And you, would you agree/disagree? And why?
     
  2. Akira

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    i disagree, why not do both? Hit them where it hurts and look good while doing it.
     
  3. Freemason

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    Been over at thinkgeek.com???

    I'd rather offend with substance first and style second.
     
  4. toader

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    I agree with that statement...

    I dont think stylish people should be offended ;)
     
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    I have always had the belief of the latter, offend with substance. Be the better man. But lately, I've been slipping into the first category. I've been pretty mouthy lately. Basically, I hold high value to substance, yet subscribe to offending.

    All aboard the lippy train... you bastards.
     
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    I would change it for:
    "If you love your life,never offend people when you don't know who you are dealing with"
    Take it as advice
     
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    I prefer "Offend everybody and run like hell". :surprise:
     
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    I'm English, I couldn't be offensive if I tried. ;)
     
  9. frygia

    frygia IncGamers Member

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    Nobody is perfect toader, and sure it sometimes happen to anybody.


    And when you know who you're dealing with? ^^

    I'm English too, and I can bloody be offensive whenever I wish :D

    Seems I'd be the only stylish offender around here . . . :xrollseye
     
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    TheGreatStickels IncGamers Member

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    I try not to offend people on purpose...
     
  11. Silvermyst

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    Well for me it would depend. On the very rare occasion that I offend someone with the intent of them being offended, then I prefer to go all out and cause as much damage as possible. That is, unless the person is expecting for me to bring out the big guns, in which case, I'd rather just make them look stupid by out-styling them.
    In my general day to day life, i always try to be more stylish, because it just adds to my joking nature.
     
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    frygia IncGamers Member

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    I try to, either :) But if I have to do it, then I'd do it with style if I can.

    The thread is not about "Let's start offending others" but just about what would be your option if you had to. Or if you really wanted to. :)

    That's what I'd do also, it's such a good trick sometimes :surprise:
     
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    DurfBarian IncGamers Member

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    Substantially offensive people have no style.

    Moving right along:

    Trying not to offend people on purpose is usually the way to go. But if you're dealing with a person who needs to be offended you should do it with style (*** man wearing a dress so Fred Phelps and his gang want to claw out their eyes at the horrid unholiness of it all) and with substance (the man's being homosexual in the first place).

    I am offensive with odor, sometimes. Which category does that fall into?
     
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    Definatly style


    I guess if I have to offend someone I would prefer them to be looking up at me from the flat of their back with a sore jaw. So eh... whatever category that would fall under.
     
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    I dunno, there's certainly alot of substance there as well.
     
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    Double whammy then?
     
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    Psh. Any dumb ape can do the same thing. That has neither style nor substance as a real insult. I mock thee, sir!
     
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    the insult part comes AFTER he is like that. That way by the time I am doing the insulting I allready know I can take him if he doesn't take it to well :scratch:

    er... something like that
     
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    if I offend people thats just their problem, I can't help it that they can't deal my stylin', word to your mother
     
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    I disagree with the statement, cause a punchline always gets people's attention better than a list of facts. You only need the substance if they try to call you on it, in which case it's great because they look even more stupid.
     

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