Originally posted by MikeS View Post
I usually have a "Yeah, right on!" mental reaction to your posts, and don't have much use for most PC nonsense myself, but I can see how some people, especially women, might be as annoyed/offended by casual use of the word 'rape' as they might by the 'F' word. Use whatever works for ya mentally, but something to keep in mind when using it verbally...
Hey Mike,

Let me enlighten you a little on how some others feel about that. I'm 70 come September. I spent 21 years in the US Navy - all in avionics. I been to more electronics schools than I care to count. The Navy used "crutches" way back when to help you remember things. "BAD-BOYS-RAPE-OUR-YOUNG-GIRLS-BUT-VIOLET-GIVES-WILLING-GET-SOME-NOW" was one of those teaching aids or more commonly, a crutch. It's part of the electronics services history and culture. You could take "kill the power", "abort the mission", or any number of colloquialisms and offend people too if you choose to push the issue. I don't think anyone was trying to offend your senses or embarass the lady folk.