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Poll for young adults: 'Just kidding' doesn't make online slurs OK

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    People use phrases like 'just kidding' way too often to try to excuse things they should not have said in the first place. Slurs or stupid statements are like death sentences or punishing a child physically, it can't be put back in the bag if you're wrong.

  • Chris Degn Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 10:00 a.m.

    "Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!" - James 3:5, KJV

    Today's "tongue" is the mini keypad on our smartphones. Smokey the Bear would say, "Only you can prevent emotional forest fires caused by your keypad."

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 6:14 a.m.

    There are rules of engagement. What is expected, what is accepted and what is inappropriate. There is a code of conduct. Watch what you say, don't take what anyone said to heart or personally, never assume anything and always do your best.

    Who knows.