This thread was sparked from the "What makes you angry?" thread where Mare and I exchanged a few posts about jokes and how far they can go. The question is simple: Is there such thing as joking that shouldn't be allowed or goes too far? I ask this question because I'm more on the side that believes that jokes can go too far, but only when we're talking seriously out of line like a guy who walks down the cancer ward telling cancer jokes to all the terminal patients. That's just asking for a beating. Mare was more on the side that believe that people need to be more sensitive and argued that people are lacking in their jokes and instead resorting to jokes that are "wrong" such as those about the physically handicapped, ugliness, and ethnicity. I won't say anything else on her behalf, I'll let her say what she wants though. So what do you think? I personally think people are too sensitive these days. With all this politically correct propaganda around these days, it just strikes me as a feeble attempt to add a filter to the freedom of speech. Can words hurt people? Yes. Do we really need to limit humor so much to save the several dozen people (exaggerated number obviously, don't go all crazy on me) who suffer serious mental damage from insulting?