Re: CHAT: "have a nice day"
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 8, 2000, 1:38|
Patrick Dunn wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Mar 2000, Robert Hailman wrote:
> > Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > >
> > > > Eric Christopherson wrote:
> > > > > Also, if you don't use it, what do you say (in English) to wish
> > > > someone a
> > > > > nice day? "Good day?"
> > > >
> > > > To me, "Good day" suggests a proper Englishman of the 19th century who
> > > > is too proper to say anything other than "Good day, sir" when he gets
> > > > angry.
> > >
> > > I'm sorry, but I'm just not getting it. If "have a nice day" is offensive,
> > > what is a NONoffensive way to convey the same thing? And what makes it
> > > offensive (or is it just something like broccoli that one doesn't like for
> > > no apparent reason)?
> > >
> > I don't see what makes it offensive, but I respect the wishes of people
> > who do. Why offend someone if you know how to avoid it. Besides, all
> > people are irrational in some way, although it's not always obvious.
> It's offensive insofar as some people are offended by it? Do we have an
> obligation to prevent people from being offended? I find myself doubting
Well, as an individual, I am, by my very nature, concerned primarily
with my own well being and what I am offended by, and in that respect I
feel no obligation to avoid the phrase "Have a nice Day", which I
percieve as a relatively harmless utterance.
However, the Conlang group is a small community, and I'd like to avoid
angering people on this list, however few and in however small a way, if
it is possible, as to remain on everyones good side.