Jake X sekalge --- Discrimination, as expressed through names and words like that, is only an expression of the hateful feeling if the person DOES hate x minority (or majority). If they don't, and actually share that identity, usually they are joking. --- You are giving those words too much power. Ignore it for long enough, and nobody will use it in that way. Sure, whatever word you're talking about (it was lost in the spam*) will probably stick around, but it would have to generalize to stay in use. *Spam: Hebrew for "spam" Wright. Hey, shouldn't there be 25 messages in each Yahoo digest? Why are there 26 in #1565?