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    If my kids (5 and 3) were in the room I definitely would have spoken up. They hear everything at the moment and I would need them to know that that language is not acceptable.

    I have some youngish staff in my business that I have pulled up repeatedly for saying 'gay' in place of 'lame'. Totally not on, they don't dare say it now.

    Edit - just noticed you said kids in bed sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    Well honestly. I'd do nothing. My dad often says things like this. He's old. He says inappropriate stuff frequently. I don't feel the need to chastise my own dad about stuff. Certainly not in this instance.
    And I'd likely upset him which I'm not really into doing.
    Same. If that was my fathers opinion so be it.

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    Being family, and older family at that, I'd probably not be too serious, and just lightheartedly say "what on earth is a f@ggot hair cut?" and explain that gay people don't actually have certain haircuts and that anyone can cut and style their hair the way they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    @VicPark I think you probably agreed with him 😎

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I'd probably say nothing, or just look and roll my eyes in a nice way. Honestly I'm not fussed about changing an old person's view about some haircut.
    This. I don't think arguing with an old, set in his ways man is going to actually get anywhere. As much as I find the word offensive I don't think calling him out would actually achieve anything.

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    Default Wwyd: guest comment **may offend**

    To be honest I would probably ignore it. Most people of advanced years are set in their ways and opinions and nothing I say is going to change that. I suppose I could say please don't say stuff like that in my house, but in general I'm a peace keeper and I couldn't be bothered with the confrontation or resulting argument.

    As for what you did, I'd say you told him that was offensive and not appropriate or allowed in your home.
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    I'd probably just shake my head and ask what exactly is a fa.g haircut.

    If my kids were in the room, if chastise the adult and say that it's not to be said in front of them.

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    My dad wouldn't say anything like that but if he did, I would say something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HearMeRoar View Post
    I'd probably just shake my head and ask what exactly is a fa.g haircut.

    If my kids were in the room, if chastise the adult and say that it's not to be said in front of them.
    Oh that's a good point- if I had kids old enough to understand who had heard what he'd said I would probably make much more of a fuss about it- not to change his mind, but to demonstrate to my kids that that sort of language is never acceptable.

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    It not something my dad would say but if by some weird circumstances he did.
    I would have probably have said 'really dad'? In a 'what the' way

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