Originally posted by Dasa
Is the word "dishonest" rude or crass, or crude, or insulting.......just asking because it is found in much printed material such as newspapers, magazines, children's books, religious books etc...........and it is spoken on TV and in the movie,s, in the home, in the church, in parliament, in school and all over, so just asking.
Certain words are inherently rude ie they are words that are used almost exclusively with the aim of shocking, insulting or otherwise upsetting the listener. Such words (often called swear words) are the ones that are less likely to appear in children's books or spoken on TV (though it seems to me that they are more popular in movies than in daily life but maybe I just come from a polite part of the world).
However, any word if used with the intent to shock, insult or otherwise upset the listener can be rude or insulting - so can a whole sentence rather than individual words.
If you tell someone they are being dishonest, you are typically saying that they are deliberately attempting to deceive, and in most cases that is rude. It is a sign of disrespect to refuse to trust someones word. It is an even greater sign of disrespect to claim to know what someone else is thinking, or intends even when they deny it.
You apparently believe that everyone here is deliberately lying, deceiving and otherwise distorting the truth. That shows a lack of respect for us and thus is rude.
I can also assure you that you are quite seriously mistaken in most cases where you claim someone is being dishonest. I significant proportion of the posters you have accused of dishonesty were being perfectly honest. They may have been wrong, but at least they believed what they said.