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Old 09-20-2013, 07:52 PM   #226
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i actually posted his entire comment, and he ended it with a hashtag of #special so honestly...how else are you going to take it? and as others have said...how can you use the term and NOT be talking about special needs children? if anyone tries to defend him for saying that......
I saw the comment on instagram when it was posted. I enjoy watching the Duggars, but Josh seems to always win the king of the tools award. Clearly & sadly he is just reflecting what he his taught. I much prefer the Bates family. While hold the same religious beliefs, Kelly Bates seems genuinely caring about people.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:23 PM   #227
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I am really behind here. What is the meaning of short bus. We have a number of buses that are shorter than the regular ones so I shouldn't say I am behind a short bus???? They are used for a shorter route so they don't need a big bus in that area, so are those kids not suppose to ride in the shorter bus?
Also, what is a hashtag? What is the meaning of it? I wouldn't even know how to use it in a sentence.
Since I don't know the meaning of these words to know if Josh is saying something bad or not.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #228
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I am really behind here. What is the meaning of short bus. We have a number of buses that are shorter than the regular ones so I shouldn't say I am behind a short bus???? They are used for a shorter route so they don't need a big bus in that area, so are those kids not suppose to ride in the shorter bus?
Also, what is a hashtag? What is the meaning of it? I wouldn't even know how to use it in a sentence.
Since I don't know the meaning of these words to know if Josh is saying something bad or not.
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Short bus, as you said, is often for smaller routes. In most areas of the US, special needs children are picked up in shorter buses for school. To say someone rides the "short bus" is offensive.

A hashtag is a symbol used in social media known as a tweet.

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Old 09-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #229
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So in reality than to say a short bus isn't really bad unless you are thinking of Special Kids. I don't tweet and know nothing at all about that so hashtag doesn't really mean a lot to me.
Thanks for letting me know the meaning of these things.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #230
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So in reality than to say a short bus isn't really bad unless you are thinking of Special Kids. I don't tweet and know nothing at all about that so hashtag doesn't really mean a lot to me.
Thanks for letting me know the meaning of these things.
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Given that the quote included the word "special", it was pretty clear that that is the way he was using the term "short bus".
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #231
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So in reality than to say a short bus isn't really bad unless you are thinking of Special Kids. I don't tweet and know nothing at all about that so hashtag doesn't really mean a lot to me.
Thanks for letting me know the meaning of these things.
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In reality, the only context which the term "short bus" makes sense, is when referring to the special needs children that ride the short bus to school.

No one, ever, refers to a "short bus," unless they are making a dig about someone. There's no good context for that term.

Well, I guess it's possible the Josh Duggar found a context for that term that wasn't derogatory. Anything is possible...
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #232
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I have never heard that the term short bus referred to special needs kids. As another poster said, our schools have regular buses and short buses. Which you go on depends on how many kids need to be picked up on your route. Being on the short bus doesn't mean anything here.

I never would have understood the comment to be derogatory or to refer to special needs if everyone here hadn't explained it.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #233
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I saw the comment on instagram when it was posted. I enjoy watching the Duggars, but Josh seems to always win the king of the tools award. Clearly & sadly he is just reflecting what he his taught. I much prefer the Bates family. While hold the same religious beliefs, Kelly Bates seems genuinely caring about people.

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The Bates actually have a room where they have a confederate flag hanging with photos of the founding members of the KKK....so i don't think they're as nice and sweet as they make themselves out to be, either.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #234
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The Bates actually have a room where they have a confederate flag hanging with photos of the founding members of the KKK....so i don't think they're as nice and sweet as they make themselves out to be, either.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #235
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The Bates actually have a room where they have a confederate flag hanging with photos of the founding members of the KKK....so i don't think they're as nice and sweet as they make themselves out to be, either.
How do you know this? Just wondering.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #236
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The Bates actually have a room where they have a confederate flag hanging with photos of the founding members of the KKK....so i don't think they're as nice and sweet as they make themselves out to be, either.
Kelly Bates has 2 sisters that are african american...

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #237
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The Bates actually have a room where they have a confederate flag hanging with photos of the founding members of the KKK....so i don't think they're as nice and sweet as they make themselves out to be, either.
Oh please. Anything to get a dig. You are just as judgmental and hateful as they are. Calling the kettle black, perhaps?
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I have never heard that the term short bus referred to special needs kids. As another poster said, our schools have regular buses and short buses. Which you go on depends on how many kids need to be picked up on your route. Being on the short bus doesn't mean anything here.

I never would have understood the comment to be derogatory or to refer to special needs if everyone here hadn't explained it.
We have short buses too for kindergarten kids who go half day (short bus one way, regular bus the other way with the rest of the elementary students), but I am also aware of the derogatory nature of the remark, particularly when Josh specifically clarified it with the hashtag "special".
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #239
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So in reality than to say a short bus isn't really bad unless you are thinking of Special Kids. I don't tweet and know nothing at all about that so hashtag doesn't really mean a lot to me.
Thanks for letting me know the meaning of these things.
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A hashtag is often used as a key word. It either groups the tweet with others with the same hashtag or it is a short hand summary of the rest of the tweet. Tweets can only be up to 117 characters so people try to stuff as much information into those characters as possible.
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Old 09-21-2013, 12:00 AM   #240
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We have short buses too for kindergarten kids who go half day (short bus one way, regular bus the other way with the rest of the elementary students), but I am also aware of the derogatory nature of the remark, particularly when Josh specifically clarified it with the hashtag "special".Re: their "Patriotic room": http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/70224233.html
Wow, just wow...
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