point well taken. but, to that effect i would contest that words are merely words, and that one can never expect the behavior of online persons to be of respectful nature; it is after all the way of the virtual world. while i obviously accept responsibility for everything i say, it is almost equally naive to expect such polite gestures from anonymous online users. the best course of action is to ignore these quips and go about your normal activities. "Never feed the trolls" as they say.
my apologies to people for exposing you to words that you will inevitably hear, and use, in your life. but honestly, grow up. its not that bad.