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matmit 05-17-2017 10:38 PM

V nickel, injuns and my first silver spoon
 
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Well, after 7-1/2 years of detecting and about 60-70 spoons and forks, I finally found my first silver spoon!
Marked sterling with a really cool hallmark (anybody recognize it?)

Two more injuns bring the tribe to 15 FTY.
1905 V nickel has seen better days.

Happy Hunting Everybody:D

CJayC 05-18-2017 12:14 AM

"Injuns?" Really? That racist term is actually allowed here?


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Stevo 05-18-2017 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780614)
"Injuns?" Really? That racist term is actually allowed here?


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Unfortunately, yes. The issue has been discussed, and it is apparently okey-dokey.:roll: Nice finds, nonetheless, Matt!

Crackerjack 05-18-2017 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780614)
"Injuns?" Really? That racist term is actually allowed here?


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Didn't you get the memo? Political Correctness is out now. Freedom of expression is back! :D

DIGGER27 05-18-2017 06:59 AM

Great hunt, congrats on the shiny spoon!

AIRFORCEMIKE 05-18-2017 07:08 AM

Nice job buddy


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beephead 05-18-2017 07:47 AM

Big Congrats on your first silver spoon and on your growing Injun tribe.

beephead

matmit 05-18-2017 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780614)
"Injuns?" Really? That racist term is actually allowed here?


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I am not afraid of words, are you?
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Originally Posted by Stevo (Post 2780617)
Unfortunately, yes. The issue has been discussed, and it is apparently okey-dokey.:roll: Nice finds, nonetheless, Matt!

Thanks Stevo
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Originally Posted by Crackerjack (Post 2780641)
Didn't you get the memo? Political Correctness is out now. Freedom of expression is back! :D

Sort of...
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Originally Posted by DIGGER27 (Post 2780663)
Great hunt, congrats on the shiny spoon!

Thanks
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Originally Posted by AIRFORCEMIKE (Post 2780664)
Nice job buddy


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Thanks Mike
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Originally Posted by beephead (Post 2780672)
Big Congrats on your first silver spoon and on your growing Injun tribe.

beephead

Never thought I would find one:D

Captain Silver 05-18-2017 09:17 AM

Congrats on crossing a sterling spoon off your list...excellent dig!

CJayC 05-18-2017 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by matmit (Post 2780704)
I am not afraid of words, are you?

It isn't about being afraid of words, it's about not using words that make you look and sound like an ignorant bigot.


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matmit 05-18-2017 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780753)
It isn't about being afraid of words, it's about not using words that make you look and sound like an ignorant bigot.


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OK word police, next stop thought police.
Big Brother is watching me...

Tell me what to say, tell me how to think:no:

beephead 05-18-2017 02:10 PM

I love my Mojave Injun and Vaquero cowboy. :laughing:

beephead

Crackerjack 05-18-2017 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780753)
It isn't about being afraid of words, it's about not using words that make you look and sound like an ignorant bigot.


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What if that "bigot" was a Native American Indian, himself, would it be okay if he said "Injun"? I don't have to tell you what black people call each other that you would call bigoted.

CJayC 05-18-2017 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Crackerjack (Post 2780906)
What if that "bigot" was a Native American Indian, himself, would it be okay if he said "Injun"? I don't have to tell you what black people call each other that you would call bigoted.



Last point firstů

The version of the n-word you're referring to (ending in -a) is completely different from the one that is offensive (ending in -er).

Secondly, if OP were an NAI, using a term like "Injun" would make him look and sound even MORE ignorant and idiotic. Also, I never said OP WAS a bigot. I said using such terminology made him come across as one. And he does.


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Crackerjack 05-18-2017 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780907)
Last point firstů

The version of the n-word you're referring to (ending in -a) is completely different from the one that is offensive (ending in -er).

Secondly, if OP were an NAI, using a term like "Injun" would make him look and sound even MORE ignorant and idiotic. Also, I never said OP WAS a bigot. I said using such terminology made him come across as one. And he does.


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Meh. People find what they look for. If you are looking for bigotry, then you will find it, even where it isn't. I've been an innocent victim of an accusation by a sensitive minority coworker who was looking for bigotry in a statement that I made. Fortunately my supervisor, who was of the same race as my coworker, and who knew better, was able to smooth things over. But if you want to find bigotry, you will find it, even if in your imagination.

CZconnoisseur 05-18-2017 05:47 PM

Good grief Charlie Brown!
 
Nice finds there! Congrats on the silver spoon!

143Chaos 05-19-2017 10:41 AM

Is there a Safe Space section in here somewhere??? :laughing:

Tpmetal 05-19-2017 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2780907)
Last point firstů

The version of the n-word you're referring to (ending in -a) is completely different from the one that is offensive (ending in -er).

Secondly, if OP were an NAI, using a term like "Injun" would make him look and sound even MORE ignorant and idiotic. Also, I never said OP WAS a bigot. I said using such terminology made him come across as one. And he does.


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And you come across as a someone who thinks them better then other because of their "virtous view points"...... eyes of the beholder homie they are just words.

CJayC 05-19-2017 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Tpmetal (Post 2781258)
And you come across as a someone who thinks them better then other because of their "virtous view points"...... eyes of the beholder homie they are just words.



I have no idea what you're trying to say, but you seem to think that I've taken offense to OP's choice of words. I haven't. I'm just surprised that such language is allowed here while general swear words (even the super tame ones) get censored. But my main point wasn't that I find the language offensive, it was that the usage of such language makes the user come across as an ignorant bigot.


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matmit 05-19-2017 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by CJayC (Post 2781260)
I have no idea what you're trying to say, but you seem to think that I've taken offense to OP's choice of words. I haven't. I'm just surprised that such language is allowed here while general swear words (even the super tame ones) get censored. But my main point wasn't that I find the language offensive, it was that the usage of such language makes the user come across as an ignorant bigot.


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