When you call someone names you are bullying them.


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I am arguing with a friend, she says that she’s not bullying one of her classmates. I tell her that even little things like calling someone a certain name can be hurtful and count as bullying.

I tell her:

Even if you just call someone a funny but yet mean name, you are bullying them.

(Should “you are bullying them” be “you bully” them?)
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    No, "you are bullying them" is correct and idiomatic.

    What should be changed is the use of both "but" and "yet" together. "Yet" would be fine by itself. You can also choose to emphasize the second part of the sentence by adding "still": "a funny but/yet mean name, you are still bullying them."
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