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(he, him, his)
Give a whole new meaning to en passant.
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Couple that with the fact that a lot of the general public seems to not understand that the movie is about a man and his father, and it's way easy to imagine how it gets so misquoted: they're supplying context to the quote that they think is correct, in order to fill in the blanks in their mind. It's like in the Empire Strikes Back's "Luke, I am your father" misquote. Only, in the example of Field of Dreams, the context they supply is wrong because they misunderstand the film.
I'm absolutely willing to budge on this if I'm in the minority, but it seems like there's an easy solution to that (namely, to quote the post you're reacting to).I just feel like it makes it a lot easier to differentiate at a glance between the Best Posts and our members' reactions to them.
My gf is angry and not talking to me at the moment. I’d like to know if I’m the asshole or if she is overreacting.
So my 7 year old nephew is interested in animals and has been learning about crossbreeds and mixed breeds lately. We were home (Gf was in the kitchen) and he was showing me pictures of mixed breed dogs and asking questions.
At one point he asked me if mixed breed dogs are “stronger” (i.e better) and I explained that they are generally healthier than purebreds due to stronger genetic diversity. For some context, my gf is of mixed origin (Black/Swedish) and I used her as an example. I told him that she has parents from two different backgrounds which is why she has a combination of their features. I said that she has excellent genes due to the variety and that it’s an example of mixing. He asked a question and I quickly clarified that people don’t use the word “breeding” when it comes to humans.
Well GF stormed into the room and she was furious. She asked me to repeat what I said and so I did. She freaked out and asked me if I’m seriously comparing her to dogs. I told her that I wasn’t comparing her to any animal - I was simply explaining a concept to my curious nephew. She yelled that I shouldn’t be teaching my nephew or any children at all. I told her that I just used her as an example to highlight genetic variety and what kind of results it produces. She told me to stop describing her like she was “made in a lab” and that I sound creepy.
Well I told her to calm down a little which just made her explode more. She said that I’m “disgusting” for using a term like breeding when it comes to humans and telling a 7 year old kid. The thing is - I swiftly corrected him and told him not to describe human relations as “breeding”. She still looked utterly disgusted and walked away.
We argued some more in the kitchen and she accused me of degrading her. I have absolutely no idea why she thinks that when I’ve been complimenting her this whole time. She seemed very upset and asked me why I’m even with her, why I described her like an object etc. On top of that, she accused me of teaching a child “problematic ideas”.
Afterwards my nephew was upset and said sorry to her. I thought it was all a misunderstanding and didn’t see the need for an apology.
So am I the asshole here?