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things you just dont understand

Alexxx-Returns

The Sergal that Didn't Vore
Why an earlier submission of my fursuit progress gets WAY more attention than a more finished version.
 

Calemeyr

Vere Adeptus
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic? Feral means wild but descended from domesticated animals. It doesn't mean non-anthro animal. And while we're at it, anthro doesn't mean anything. Anthropo is the correct term that means human.

Dammit furries, why do you do this?
 

Batty Krueger

DJ Nailbunny
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic? Feral means wild but descended from domesticated animals. It doesn't mean non-anthro animal. And while we're at it, anthro doesn't mean anything. Anthropo is the correct term that means human.

Dammit furries, why do you do this?
Because furries
 

Lobar

The hell am I reading, here?
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic? Feral means wild but descended from domesticated animals. It doesn't mean non-anthro animal. And while we're at it, anthro doesn't mean anything. Anthropo is the correct term that means human.

Dammit furries, why do you do this?

I prefer the term zoomorphic, but "feral" is short and I hesitate to shorten zoomorphic characters to just "zoos" for obvious reasons.
 
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TheMetalVelocity

Guest
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic?
Probably because it's easier to differentiate between ones that stand up and others that are on all four paws in the furry fandom.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic? Feral means wild but descended from domesticated animals. It doesn't mean non-anthro animal. And while we're at it, anthro doesn't mean anything. Anthropo is the correct term that means human.

Dammit furries, why do you do this?

My original username was going to be 'feralfox', and in retrospect I am lucky that it was already taken- because the term feral had weird connotations I was unaware of.

Perhaps 'native' and 'custom' would be better descriptors, or just 'natural' and 'fancy', but the word 'feral' is a lot more evocative- it sounds wild, so I see why it is employed.
 

Ji-Ji

Post Festive Fox
^ There's nothing feral about you, Mr. Fancypants.

You don't know him well enough ;)

*PORN BASS*



I don't understand how so many people expect something for nothing. People feel like they deserve things these days but not as man are willing to work to get them.
 

Rhee

Member
the imperial measuring system

how and why?
 
I don't understand people who use "bleeding-heart liberal" as some pejorative term. I'd sooner be guilty of showing too MUCH compassion than too LITTLE, and I don't understand how anyone would think the opposite is a better alternative.
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
I don't understand people who use "bleeding-heart liberal" as some pejorative term. I'd sooner be guilty of showing too MUCH compassion than too LITTLE, and I don't understand how anyone would think the opposite is a better alternative.

Some people may think that if one's arguments have an emotional component that you are 'using your heart instead of your head,'.

I'm going to generalise now, however, and state that these same people are often the culprits of such fallacies, for instance many conservative parties fail to recognise scientific theory, such as climate change.
and the whole political spectrum fails to have an attitude towards GM crops that is factual, rather than emotional.
 
Some people may think that if one's arguments have an emotional component that you are 'using your heart instead of your head,'.

I'm going to generalise now, however, and state that these same people are often the culprits of such fallacies, for instance many conservative parties fail to recognise scientific theory, such as climate change.
and the whole political spectrum fails to have an attitude towards GM crops that is factual, rather than emotional.

I would add that the conservative mindset includes a LOT of emotional thinking as well, but from a dark emotional place. People who want to kill gays (or just deny them rights because they're "icky"), bomb abortion clinics, support gun rights just so they can blast away anyone who dares break into their house (really, I've seen bumper stickers/signs with a picture of a gun that say, "We don't dial 9-1-1 in this house."), want to deport all immigrants (legal or not) or anyone who isn't Christian....the list could go on.
 

BRN

WTB Forum Mod Powers
I would add that the conservative mindset includes a LOT of emotional thinking as well, but from a dark emotional place. People who want to kill gays (or just deny them rights because they're "icky"), bomb abortion clinics, support gun rights just so they can blast away anyone who dares break into their house (really, I've seen bumper stickers/signs with a picture of a gun that say, "We don't dial 9-1-1 in this house."), want to deport all immigrants (legal or not) or anyone who isn't Christian....the list could go on.

The trouble is, two wrongs don't make a right - the conservative's use of fallacy doesn't justify the liberal's use of fallacy. And furthermore, there aren't degrees of error - a logical fallacy is a logical fallacy and is erroneous, whether or not one side makes wilder diversions from logic.

I don't think the labels are based in reason at all, though. Rather than being a label used to denote someone who employs logical fallacies, I'm more inclined to believe that "bleeding-heart" is just yet one more label in the stack of derogatory, meaningless titles that turns females into bitches, gays into faggots, blacks into niggers. They're empty words that stand only to assert the user's superiority over the labelled group, utilised by the sort of person who believes superiority belongs to a person rather than his arguments.
 

Aleu

Deuces
I don't understand why companies sit on their hands for so long in giving me my final pay stub for the year and/or tax forms.

I WANT MY MONEY DAMN YOU. GIVE IT.
 
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Sar

Guest
Hey furries, why do you use the term feral to mean animalistic? Feral means wild but descended from domesticated animals. It doesn't mean non-anthro animal. And while we're at it, anthro doesn't mean anything. Anthropo is the correct term that means human.

Dammit furries, why do you do this?

I would just say they are quadruped. It's usually what Furries mean by feral.
 

Dire Newt

Avatar by Zenia
I don't understand why people brag about doing drugs. No one cares how much you drank or how high you got last night.
 

Itzal

Active Member
The idea of 'romantic' relationships in general, and why some people feel like they need to be in one to be 'whole'. I have nothing against the idea of love and romance, I just personally can't wrap my head around it.
 

Willow

FAF's #1 Terrorist
The idea of 'romantic' relationships in general, and why some people feel like they need to be in one to be 'whole'. I have nothing against the idea of love and romance, I just personally can't wrap my head around it.
Some people need to feel needed or wanted. And aside from buying pets or going into fields centered around caregiving, being in a relationship offers that in a way.

Why my 12-year-old cousin is trying to add me on Facebook.
I don't understand why your 12 year old cousin has a Facebook :u
 

Hinalle K.

Banned
Banned
why people still use underscores to separate their names or PutItAllTogether on FAF

you can use spaces here...
 

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
why people still use underscores to separate their names or PutItAllTogether on FAF

you can use spaces here...

Perhaps the usernames with the spaces in have already been taken- although mine hasn't, and I don't have a good reason for bunching the words up together.
 

Ahzek M'kar

Anal Centipede
People who feel the need to stop in the middle of a path when thinking/checking shopping bags/texting.
 
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