Or here is another example. A fellow wrote a good, intelligent, passionate post in defense of gay rights. And he was shredded into pieces because he used an incorrect word for gay. Mind you, not an offensive word. A grammatically incorrect one that constitutes the (not a, the) popular usage.
The reason why people use this possibly grammatically incorrect term is that they haven’t spent much time on activist websites and don’t speak the current language of this activism. There was clearly no bad intention, the fellow apologized profusely several times, but nothing was enough. In the end, he deleted the post and made the blog subscription only.
We’ve all seen and experienced it here but what slaughters me is how fast this shit travelled across the ocean.