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Old 31st August 2018, 01:28 PM   #240
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Originally Posted by Brainster View Post
Apparently you are unaware of what a dog whistle (a literal one) is. If you can hear one sounded next to your ears, you are not a human. The whole notion of a figurative dog whistle is supposedly nobody hears it except racists. Hence my amusement at liberals hearing them everywhere.
Ok, the metaphor isn't entirely apt. It's suggestive, but doesn't work.

So what?

I'm willing to buy that his phrase was unfortunate, perhaps he didn't mean a racial slur. But comments about the appropriateness of the metaphor really have nothing to do with anything. You and I know what is meant by dog whistle.
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