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A few days ago, I posted about a group of cross-dressing cosplayers in China, in which I used the word "weird." A few Neatoramanauts took umbrage at my choice of words (both in the title and the post) - and the comment thread explored the issues of rudeness, homophobia, and "exotification" (that's a new one for me).
While I'll leave that up to you whether you see a valid complaint, I'd like to ask you about the use of the word "weird." Is it a bad word to use? I mean - if someone says, "you're weird," would you be offended? Is "Keep Portland Weird" an evil demand?