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(Jalopnik)   Toyota introduces their newest minivan, the Toyota Spade. Surprisingly, some people have a problem with this   (jalopnik.com) divider line 370
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2012-07-24 09:35:15 PM

voran: They need to nip this in the bud. They don't have a spic of sense. This could be the chink in the armor tho. But they shouldn't act like porch monkeys.


Came for [porchmonkey4life.jpg] so, close.
 
2012-07-24 09:36:56 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-24 09:37:15 PM

markie_farkie: Big deal..

In other parts of the world, the Mitsubishi Montero is sold as the Pajero. Apparently in South American Spanish slang, Pajero is a term for 'One who masturbates constantly'


I sense multitudes of Farkers racing to secure that username.
 
2012-07-24 09:37:24 PM

dahmers love zombie: Spearchucker...


In my HS yearbook, that is under my picture.

M*A*S*H (the movie) was still relatively new at the time.
 
2012-07-24 09:38:03 PM
All of you racist farks should be ashamed of yourself. All of this black, dark humor.
 
2012-07-24 09:38:47 PM
The joke's on the thin--skinned, "spade" is not a derogatory term.

It is a cool--cat term from the beatnik era, when blacks and whites socialized to some degree---unlike now, when most blacks refuse to socialize with whites.

We seem to have gone downhill.
 
2012-07-24 09:41:00 PM

markie_farkie: Pajero is a term for 'One who masturbates constantly'


Introducing the new Toyota FAPPER.
 
2012-07-24 09:41:40 PM

EngineerAU: Wow, that's almost as bad as the supermarket chain named "Ralph's" which in English is slang for "to throw up". You'd think a company from America would research what words mean in the local language before coming up with a name that can't have any meaning other than the silly or offensive one.

/Sometimes you just have to call a gardening tool a gardening tool
//Though truthfully, I only use a s***e when pooping in the woods


My uncle Ralph is not amused.
 
2012-07-24 09:41:57 PM
So we're supposed to be upset about a Japan-market-only car with a name that Americans might associate with gardening or racial themes? News flash: Japanese people have their own, entire language with attending epithets. They don't usually dig to the back of the rack for colloquialisms in non-markets.

This is the type of thing that is used to build the limp-wristed, liberal straw man. Whatever "derp" is for us, this is it.
 
2012-07-24 09:42:07 PM
Yeah, and don't get me started on those racist calendars.

thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
2012-07-24 09:42:56 PM
oh give me a break...

it's only an issue because ::carrier lost::
 
2012-07-24 09:43:00 PM
Just in: It will come with a highly-coveted 2-stroke engine option. When you rev it up, it'll go, "run-niqqa-niqqa, run-niqqa-niqqa, run!"
 
BOZ
2012-07-24 09:43:21 PM

Cyno01: [upload.wikimedia.org image 292x600]


Why do you post a pic of a couple of broken down worn out spades that don't look like they would even dig a ditch or do any other kind of productive work? They just look like a drag on production TBH.
 
2012-07-24 09:47:08 PM
I have a new name for it... That Is One Ugly Vehicle. TIOUV.

Announcing the new Toyota TIOUV!

/drives a Toyota
 
2012-07-24 09:47:42 PM
My friend, John ...

/what a load of crap
 
2012-07-24 09:49:12 PM
In other news, there are evidently people who still use the word 'spade' in that sense.
 
2012-07-24 09:50:11 PM
Honestly...first image in my mind? A small gardening shovel. Or playing guitar hero on ACE OF SPADES.

Its you assholes making it racist, dicks. This is why we can't have nice things!
 
2012-07-24 09:51:47 PM
Ultimately, those who get offended for a living will take offense at this.

The rest of us: "Meh: at least the motherfarkers didn't mention Sideshow Bob".
 
2012-07-24 09:51:55 PM
Between this and "Monday", I have to update my racist language arsenal

/apparently I'm not racist enough to know these words
 
2012-07-24 09:52:39 PM
Does it get better gas mileage than the Spik?
 
2012-07-24 09:53:43 PM
I learn new ways to offend African Americans every day.
 
2012-07-24 09:55:15 PM
Fark successfully trolled by Jalopnik. Never thought I'd see the day.
 
2012-07-24 09:55:25 PM
Waitaminnit. Toyota is not supposed to use that name for a van sold in Japan, because racists in the US used it 100-150 years ago?
Ok then, just call that damn thing "Toyota, Please".
 
2012-07-24 09:55:39 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Trust me. I know a guy who knows a guy at Toyota Japan. The 'Spade' was named after DAVID Spade.

/He's very popular in Japan.


That oughta sell well...
 
2012-07-24 09:56:45 PM
www.editoreric.com
 
2012-07-24 09:57:09 PM
Wow, I guess some of you smartass Farkers (with the help of Snopes) sure showed me. Sorry I ever brought it up.

Not as sorry as some loser who has Snopes as his homepage, though.
 
2012-07-24 09:58:37 PM
When you say 'spade' this is what most people think of:

www.wpclipart.com

or

www.gardeningoncloud9.com


I mean FFS, I'm black and I think this is being RIDICULOUSLY overblown per the usual. Thanks Jalopshiat!
 
2012-07-24 09:58:56 PM

Mad_Radhu: ... compared to a full sized minivan.


Come again?
 
2012-07-24 09:59:03 PM
And if they had called it the Toyota Dago, Wop, Kike, Mick, Spic, etc, etc...that would be OK with you guys?

Unfortunately, words still do have meanings. As a species, we haven't fully progressed beyond that yet.
 
2012-07-24 09:59:31 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: dahmers love zombie: Spearchucker...

In my HS yearbook, that is under my picture.

M*A*S*H (the movie) was still relatively new at the time.


So many great films could never dare to be made these days... MASH and Blazing Saddles as the two quickest examples...

Because we're afraid of pissing someone off...
 
2012-07-24 10:00:25 PM

b0rg9: I think the granddaddy of inconvenient car names was the Chevy Nova.

Which, in Mexico, translates to "is not" or "no go" or something. Whatever -- not good for a car.


"va" == "it goes". Prefix "no" and you have the opposite. "no va" == "it doesn't go". However, the word "nova" itself is well-known in Spanish-speaking countries. This confusion never happened.
 
2012-07-24 10:00:51 PM
They also considered but did not use
- Jigaboo
- Coon
- Burrhead
- Nig-Nog
- Porch Monkey
- Sambo
- Spook
- Uncle Tom

But then again, they are still naming the 2014 cars
 
2012-07-24 10:02:09 PM
Do I have to ride in the back?

farm9.staticflickr.com">

/ I'm going straight to hell anyway, might as well try for an aisle seat.
 
2012-07-24 10:02:14 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Toyota Spade?

After that whole accelerator fiasco of theirs, I think I'd rather buy a Nissan Darkie.


Hahaha!

I lol'd fo reals.
 
2012-07-24 10:03:35 PM

StopLurkListen: Toyota's playing the race card, hmmm?


Look me in the eye when you say that.
 
2012-07-24 10:04:11 PM
Not a single gag about chains on the tires in winter?

Sorry. I'll go now.
 
2012-07-24 10:04:14 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: And if they had called it the Toyota Dago, Wop, Kike, Mick, Spic, etc, etc...that would be OK with you guys?

Unfortunately, words still do have meanings. As a species, we haven't fully progressed beyond that yet.


But those aren't homonyms...
 
2012-07-24 10:04:27 PM
I suppose they developed this vehicle to compete with the Ford Excape.
 
2012-07-24 10:04:39 PM
It looks good but I'm holding out for either the Suzuki SpearChucker or Isuzu Jigaboo. They get better gas mileage.
 
2012-07-24 10:04:54 PM
I heard it comes with Italian spec all season tires.

They go thru snow,
they go thru mud,
they go thru sand,
and when they go flat they go wop,wop,wop....
 
2012-07-24 10:04:55 PM
lobshots.files.wordpress.com

What do you mean "some people"?

/Too obvious?
 
2012-07-24 10:05:06 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: And if they had called it the Toyota Dago, Wop, Kike, Mick, Spic, etc, etc...that would be OK with you guys?

Unfortunately, words still do have meanings. As a species, we haven't fully progressed beyond that yet.


Okay, now tell me the alternate meaning for any of those words that isn't offensive. Spade is only a racial slur if it's used as one. I can't dig a garden with a dago (though one could dig one for me) or play a ripping card game known as "spics".
 
2012-07-24 10:05:37 PM
I guess you have to be one in order to use that one word that has a N, I, two Gs, E and an R......screw it I'll say it anyway....damn you gingers!
 
2012-07-24 10:06:00 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: And if they had called it the Toyota Dago, Wop, Kike, Mick, Spic, etc, etc...that would be OK with you guys?

Unfortunately, words still do have meanings. As a species, we haven't fully progressed beyond that yet.


Uh huh, and do Dago, Wop, Kike, Mick, Spic, etc have other meanings besides their derogatory ones? Maybe meanings that existed before they were used as derogatory names for various ethnic groups? No? Fark off then.

Goddamn idiot trolls.
 
2012-07-24 10:06:15 PM

WeenerGord: [www.californiaclassix.com image 475x321]

/only $450 from the impound lot


GOOD GOD
 
2012-07-24 10:06:18 PM

brug: I grew up in the South and I don't think I have EVER heard this particular epithet.

Anyone else?

/yes, of course I'm white


NJ here. dad used 'spade' well before i was born. he was raised NY/NJ barely educated in depression times. racism was a common thing in his life he learned in his youth.
 
2012-07-24 10:07:12 PM
Wait - which clinical trial was James Holmes involved in?
 
2012-07-24 10:07:23 PM
Don't you guys know anything about romanization of Japanese words? The 'a' is a short a as in ha-ha, and the 'de' at the end is pronounced 'day', so the name of the car is Spa-day. It's a perfect fit for overweening pampered soccer moms. I'm personally waiting for the special Porte Monki 4LF to be released.
 
2012-07-24 10:07:40 PM

URAPNIS: Oh, come on.
If someone is offended, it's their choice.
This is complete and utter nonsense.
It's just a farking word.


not if someone says it to you. YOU
 
2012-07-24 10:07:41 PM

John Buck 41: Ask Chevy how well the Nova sold in Mexico when it debuted.


That's something of a myth, you realize, given that "nova" is a full word in Spanish. Means basically "renew", iirc.
 
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