FSU frat brothers glad escapee caught

FSU frat brothers glad escapee caught

There are 12 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Dec 1, 2008, titled FSU frat brothers glad escapee caught. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

After his wild escape from the Mecosta County Jail, Jonathon Good hid out at an off-campus house in the 100 block of Stewart Avenue near Ferris State University.

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Fraternity Member

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Dec 2, 2008
"Frat" is a derogatory term to members of fraternities. "Fraternity" is the proper, non-offensive term.

“Go MSU Spartans!”

Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#3 Dec 2, 2008
Fraternity Member wrote:
"Frat" is a derogatory term to members of fraternities. "Fraternity" is the proper, non-offensive term.
I'll concur.

A couple of morons broke into our house when I was up at state. They were met by a tight end and a safety from the football team. The ELPD didn't seem to mind that those bozos were roughed up a bit when they responded.
Homer

Pullman, MI

#4 Dec 2, 2008
Fraternity Member wrote:
"Frat" is a derogatory term to members of fraternities. "Fraternity" is the proper, non-offensive term.
They have been using that term for years! Relax man.
Southern Man

United States

#5 Dec 2, 2008
I find the fraternity members that I've known to be offensive in general, so call them whatever you want.
Fraternity Member

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Dec 2, 2008
Homer wrote:
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They have been using that term for years! Relax man.
So it's okay to use derogatory terms in the headline in a news story, as long as they've been used for a long time? So you'd be okay with this headline if it used a derogatory name for some other group, such as an ethnic group, religion or sexual preference?

I'm actually not upset about it. I just wanted to point this out to those who may not be aware. I'm sure this headline was printed out of ignorance, not malice. Most people probably don't know this is an insult, so it's important to point it out so people can be informed.
Fraternity Member

Grand Rapids, MI

#8 Dec 2, 2008
Southern Man wrote:
I find the fraternity members that I've known to be offensive in general, so call them whatever you want.
Having lived in Arkansas, I could say the same thing about Southerners.
Homer

Pullman, MI

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Fraternity Member wrote:
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So it's okay to use derogatory terms in the headline in a news story, as long as they've been used for a long time? So you'd be okay with this headline if it used a derogatory name for some other group, such as an ethnic group, religion or sexual preference?
I'm actually not upset about it. I just wanted to point this out to those who may not be aware. I'm sure this headline was printed out of ignorance, not malice. Most people probably don't know this is an insult, so it's important to point it out so people can be informed.
Give us an example.
Fraternity Member

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Dec 2, 2008
Homer wrote:
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Give us an example.
Oh, I think you can come up with enough examples of derogatory terms on your own. Sorry - not taking the bait on that one.
Southern Man

United States

#12 Dec 2, 2008
Fraternity Member wrote:
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Having lived in Arkansas, I could say the same thing about Southerners.
You certainly could, if most of the southerners you knew were jerks. When I meet a respectable fraternity member, I may change my tune, but so far, I haven't.
DeltaTauChi

Holland, MI

#13 Dec 2, 2008
What A relief! Now they can go back to spanking each other with wooden paddles. Livin' the GREEK life! WOO HOO!
Dean Wormer

Byron Center, MI

#14 Dec 2, 2008
House door left unlocked, credit cards unattended, unattended cell phone left on counter. Verrrry responsible. Perhaps a escaped killer would have been off the lam a little sooner if our Frat-friends modicum of common sense about them.
"Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son"
Tis Me

United States

#15 Dec 6, 2008
Fraternity Member wrote:
"Frat" is a derogatory term to members of fraternities. "Fraternity" is the proper, non-offensive term.
"Frat" is not a derogatory term. It's an completely acceptable abbreviation of the word "fraternity."

"Biz" is an abbreviation of "business." (Example: "Show Biz")

"Con't" is an abbreviation of "continued."

"Slo-mo" is an abbreviation of "Slow motion."

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