Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds
...It is not PC and it is viewed as offensive because it was a term used to degrade black people...
That would come as a surprise to the NAACP. Over time, the connotations with a word can change. I'm all in favor of being polite, but I can't keep up with the constantly changing ground under me. I'd love it if Yahoo or someone would maintain a website that would tell me what, today, I can say without giving someone somewhere offense.
If I want to give offense, I usually toss in enough four-letter words to leave no doubt. Beyond that, I believe that I shouldn't take offense where none is meant, and others should treat me the same.