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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:34 PM

I can't do it

Use democratic instead of democrat. A couple of buddies of mine have been busting my chops about this. Democrat is disrespectful, so I tried. But it's too awkward, firstly democratic is an adjective, democrat is a noun.

Sorry, I just can't say the democratics voted for the bill or something like that.

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Reply I can't do it (Original post)
def_con5 Jul 2019 OP
HerasHeaddress Jul 2019 #1
def_con5 Jul 2019 #2
quad489 Jul 2019 #3
def_con5 Jul 2019 #4
Isidore Jul 2019 #5
Squeek Jul 2019 #6
def_con5 Jul 2019 #8
Cold Warrior Jul 2019 #7
def_con5 Jul 2019 #9
Ruby Jul 2019 #10
def_con5 Jul 2019 #11
wonderwarthog Jul 2019 #12

Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:36 PM

1. I don't see the big deal.

Democrat is the correct usage. They are Democrats, not Democratics.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:46 PM

2. Me either

But it comes up all the time on DU, it's disrespectful.

BTW, illegal is racist now according to DU, and verboten.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:57 PM

3. ''it's disrespectful''...according to who, the ones who believe in 57 genders?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. The very same

And the one's that call the president the most vile names.Oh well, they never get irony.

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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:02 PM

5. Willful or feigned?  ( n/t )

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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:55 PM

6. To call them

the "Democratics" sounds pretty stupid.

And I never hear them referred to in that way.


And really calling them Democrats or Democratics is way less disrespectful than calling them "Dumbocrats" or "DemocRATS".

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Response to Squeek (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:12 PM

8. I've never used

Democrats, etc. I guess we live in different circles, you've never head a Dem complain about using democrat instead of democratic.

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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 04:12 PM

7. ...democratic is an adjective...

How does it function in the phrase “the democratic candidate?”

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:17 PM

9. Not sue what you are driving at

Democratic is an adjective. It modifies a noun.

So in the previous sentenced,it would mean of or relating to democracy.


democratic adjective
dem·​o·​crat·​ic | ˌde-mə-ˈkra-tik
Definition of democratic
1 : of, relating to, or favoring democracy (see DEMOCRACY sense 1)
democratic elections
a democratic government

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/democratic

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Response to def_con5 (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:19 PM

10. If you say *Democrat Party* instead of *Democratic Party* thats likely what theyre referring to.

No one in the planet calls democrats “democratics”.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:23 PM

11. Maybe

One is adamant about not using democrat ever. The others aren't as gung-ho. I'll ask, next time I see em,thanks for the clarification.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #11)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:57 PM

12. depends on the intent



Call me anything, just don't call me late for supper.

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