Personally, I'm a little uncomfortable with "pimp" as a neologism, but it doesn't stop MTV from throwing it at us. She didn't think that "forking babies" was proper office talk.*shrug* My opinion of the word "slave" is not based on recent history, it's based on an understanding of the English language. It's obviously not worth continuing this discussion if it's just the 3 of us, so I'll save my energy for better uses than arguing with you.Slave is a computer term (as you know) and used in cases like this. If this is gonna cause the world grief then I can change, but otherwise just to be "politically correct" is more annoying to me. First convince all hardware manufacturers and retailers to stop labelling their cords and sockets by the grossly un-PC terms "Male" and "Female".
:-/ "server/client" is actually the opposite of the functions "master/slave" describes, and therefore incorrect.B) "Male" and "female" aren't inherently sexist or oppressive terms."Pimp" and "whore" would be a more appropriate analogy with "master" and "slave", and yes, I'd also be opposed to that if some part of the community wanted to use that terminology. They don't inherently invoke a brutal history of enslavement, torture, exploitation and oppression, like "master" and "slave" do.Yes, I'm "that guy" who doesn't laugh at homophobic jokes and brings people to task when they dredge that crap up and leave a steaming pile of it in the middle of my life.There's nothing wrong with being against oppression (in any of its forms), oppressive language, or terminology and practices in our community that are hostile or offensive to some other part of it.