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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 10:07:57 PM  

nmrsnr: BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?

It's the only card I need


+1. Would read again.
 
2012-07-24 10:08:00 PM  
It's the stuff that dreams are made of
 
2012-07-24 10:09:18 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


In places where you cant drop n-bombs constantly the slang evolved and people got creative and used other words. Apparantly it's regional as well. I'd never heard of Monday as a racial slur until there was a fark thread about it.
 
2012-07-24 10:10:35 PM  
i wouldn't care if Toyota called it the Cracker.
 
2012-07-24 10:11:31 PM  

James F. Campbell: Golly, sure are a lot of uninformed and easily misled people in this thread.

/And I bet they still won't learn anything.




Thanks for the link. Although your doucheyness about it puts you off my favorites list (as if you or me really care).
 
2012-07-24 10:12:07 PM  
everyone has AIDS!
even the whites and the spades....
 
2012-07-24 10:12:08 PM  

voodoohotdog: Not a single gag about chains on the tires in winter?

Sorry. I'll go now.


The biggest problem is that the damn tires won't quit singing old spirituals.
 
2012-07-24 10:12:16 PM  
Does it have a big... trunk?
 
2012-07-24 10:12:18 PM  
When can I buy my Toyota Cracker, here in the US?

People need to find more important things to be angry over.
 
2012-07-24 10:12:37 PM  
Of all the racial slurs out there, I always thought "spade" sounded the coolest.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:09 PM  
Dead honkey.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:19 PM  
reagabeast, I think this thread needs some SAKANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
2012-07-24 10:13:31 PM  
Wow ... filterpwned on my own dig at myself. We can't nag any longer, eh?

Guess we'll get used to it.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:46 PM  

olddinosaur: 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.


?. I'd say were way more diverse than ever before in schools and work places. There definitely is a lot of racism on both sides but we are relating way more than ever before.
 
2012-07-24 10:13:54 PM  

Nick Nostril: Dead honkey.


Got run over by a toyota spade.
 
2012-07-24 10:14:10 PM  
I'm saving up for the Ferrari mulignan.
 
2012-07-24 10:14:20 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: When you say 'spade' this is what most people think of:

[www.wpclipart.com image 226x290]

or

[www.gardeningoncloud9.com image 400x400]


I mean FFS, I'm black and I think this is being RIDICULOUSLY overblown per the usual. Thanks Jalopshiat!


Some people just go out of their way to be offended.
 
2012-07-24 10:14:56 PM  

LaughingRadish: 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.



Thanks for your clarification. And your un-doucheyness about it.
 
2012-07-24 10:15:15 PM  
trikeblog.com
 
2012-07-24 10:15:39 PM  
Ya know, with all the money Lemmy has, he should get those...things on his face taken off. Unless they are the source of all his power.
 
2012-07-24 10:16:04 PM  

Sgt.Zim: Wow ... filterpwned on my own dig at myself. We can't nag any longer, eh?

Guess we'll get used to it.


That particular filter quirk has been around for years.

Just be lucky we can still talk about out Knickers.
 
2012-07-24 10:17:18 PM  
That's gay.
 
2012-07-24 10:17:43 PM  
Why do I get the feeling that the only people who are really "offended" by the name are white?

Seriously, any black people offended by the name of a car in Japan? Especially a word that really hasn't been used in decades in the US... and probably NEVER in Japan?

Okay... sit down Revs. Jackson and Sharpton. We already counted you before we asked. We know you're offended by colored magic markers. We know that neither of you can't comment because of pending litigation against the "Marks A Lot" corporation.

OH MY GOD!!! The Kasakstanis market a brand of camel milk yogurt that sounds like a middle English slur against the Irish in the 14th century!!!! I am offended!

Let it go... just let it go.
 
2012-07-24 10:18:10 PM  
Link
Designing Across Cultures-Ronnie Lipton-
I recommend this book to all my students. The library has to keep replacing it as the copies get stolen every semester.
Yeah, it's a racket but no I'm not shilling for the author.
 
2012-07-24 10:18:26 PM  
Trolling. Who knew it was so easy?
 
2012-07-24 10:20:44 PM  
Why don't they just call it the "nubianrdly"? It doesn't mean what people think it means.
 
2012-07-24 10:20:49 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: When you say 'spade' this is what most people think of:

[www.wpclipart.com image 226x290]

or

[www.gardeningoncloud9.com image 400x400]


I mean FFS, I'm black and I think this is being RIDICULOUSLY overblown per the usual. Thanks Jalopshiat!


Thank you. When was the last time Spade was used as a racial slur? I never thought it had an impact. I wouldn't mind if someone called me a spade.
 
2012-07-24 10:23:18 PM  
I fail to see why people are going ape over this. It's not like someone is going to go spearchucking about it. My Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima didn't get in a hissy when I showed this to them. I'm not sure how much it would stand up to roadkill, a coon might mess it up. But as long as that doesn't happen, I don't think anyone would go jiggaboo about it. One question my buddy Sambo did have, though. If you use cheap gas, does it smoke?

(Many thanks to wikipedia's List of ethnic slurs)
 
2012-07-24 10:23:42 PM  
Is it weird that I didn't know that was a slur?
 
2012-07-24 10:23:50 PM  
Is that wrong? Should I not have done that?
 
2012-07-24 10:25:06 PM  
I would like to punch anyone who thinks that's racist in the face. After asking them about the status of their lawsuits against playing card makers. Also Home Depot.
 
2012-07-24 10:25:47 PM  

Rufus Lee King: great_tigers: Will it be capable of extremely fast speeds but for 90 percent of the time drive very slowly?

Why, yes....and it deliberately slows to a crawl at all the crosswalks.


Only if approached by a car with blues and twos.
 
2012-07-24 10:25:58 PM  

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


Well, you haven't. The majority of us have.

At least they didn't call it "Monday". There's a word I had no idea was a racial slur. Neither did the 7 African Americans I work with. Maybe I'll try "spade" out on them tomorrow.
 
2012-07-24 10:28:22 PM  

liverpoolumd: And everyone from the 19th century was SHOCKED...

Oh wait.


Christ people, lets MOOOOOVE ONNNNNN already


Actually, people from the 19th century probably wouldn't see a problem, since it was first recorded in 1928. They would just think it was referring to a shovel or a playing card. Which is the same as virtually everybody seeing it today thinks. The idea that this is in any way racist is a joke. It is a very common word that a few people in limited geographic area used as an ethnic slur in the past. Who cares.
 
2012-07-24 10:28:30 PM  

voodoohotdog: Not a single gag about chains on the tires in winter?

Sorry. I'll go now.


They don't perform well in cold weather AT ALL. And don't even think about getting them wet.

/heh, this is fun.
 
2012-07-24 10:29:32 PM  

olddinosaur: unlike now, when most blacks refuse to socialize with whites.



More likely they just don't want to associate with YOU

Now that they are "allowed" to move into white neighborhoods, they are interacting and socializing more than any point in history.

The only segregation is down to economic, with poor neighborhoods still being majority minorities.

You'd think an old dinosaur would admit the blacks and browns are all over now. What a strange accusation, "the blacks" don't want to socialize with whites. Where did that come from? Your delusional brain I presume.
 
2012-07-24 10:29:38 PM  
www.csojapan.com

Meet theToyota Alphard. Dumb name but feels like silk on the highway- if I can figure out how to get it US spec'd, my father-in-law has one and is ready to throw it my way for the cost of shipping.
 
2012-07-24 10:30:02 PM  

Rufus Lee King: "Ace of spades..."
"Ace of spades..."
"Ace of spades..."

[i1.ytimg.com image 320x180]


I love that Motörhead song.
 
2012-07-24 10:30:10 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: voodoohotdog: Not a single gag about chains on the tires in winter?

Sorry. I'll go now.

They don't perform well in cold weather AT ALL. And don't even think about getting them wet.

/heh, this is fun.


If you don't Armor All the tires they go all grey and ashy.
 
2012-07-24 10:30:14 PM  

rickycal78: 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.


Yanks_RSJ: Okay, now tell me the alternate meaning for any of those words that isn't offensive.


Oneofthesedays: But those aren't homonyms...


Dago:
derivative of diego, Portugese for deckhand, or common Spanish name

Wop:
the sound a helicopter makes

Mick:
short for McClanahan, MacDonald, etc


Hell yes 'spade' also means a type of shovel. But there is a large group of people, both black and white, where it still means something else.
 
2012-07-24 10:31:36 PM  

Bob The Nob: [i45.photobucket.com image 300x225]

approves


upload.wikimedia.org
Does not approve,.

WTF? I can't even link something with tinyurl to some asshole racist shiat from DAC and telling everybody not to click it unless you're an inbred racist goat raping chickenshiat cousinfarking sack of fermenting pig vomit who deserves to be outed as a future lynching waiting to happen?

Damn Drew, you've done the filter up right. Good on you. May your dick be ever hard and your beer cold.
 
2012-07-24 10:31:49 PM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Hell yes 'spade' also means a type of shovel. But there is a large group of people, both black and white, where it still means something else.


They why isn't anyone going after playing cards and gardening equipment?
 
2012-07-24 10:34:13 PM  
Is it built in Canada?
 
2012-07-24 10:34:18 PM  

John Buck 41: 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.


LOL cry more
 
2012-07-24 10:34:43 PM  
Tried to find the quote from the African Queen where Charlie asks for a spade to bury Rose's brother, and failed. The only script I found said "shovel". I know he said "spade".

/they all ran away when the Germans came
 
2012-07-24 10:34:58 PM  

clowncar on fire: [www.csojapan.com image 640x480]

Meet theToyota Alphard. Dumb name but feels like silk on the highway- if I can figure out how to get it US spec'd, my father-in-law has one and is ready to throw it my way for the cost of shipping.


Not going to happen. Just like my Honda Odyssey is never going to make the trip over to the US either.

It makes me sad.
 
2012-07-24 10:36:41 PM  

Rodeodoc: Well, you haven't. The majority of us have.


And where did I say *I* was offended? I'm not.
But I can understand where some people might be.
 
2012-07-24 10:36:46 PM  
i6.photobucket.com

Please.
 
2012-07-24 10:37:24 PM  

i.ytimg.com

Everyone has AIDS!
AIDS AIDS AIDS!
AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS!
Everyone has AIDS!

And so this is the end of our story
And everyone is dead from AIDS
It took from me my best friend
My only true pal
My only bright star (he died of AIDS)

Well I'm gonna march on Washington
Lead the fight and charge the brigades
There's a hero inside of all of us
I'll make them see everyone has AIDS

My father (AIDS!)
My sister (AIDS!)
My uncle and my cousin and her best friend (AIDS AIDS AIDS!)
The gays and the straights
And the white and the spades

Everyone has AIDS!
My grandma and my dog 'ol blue (AIDS AIDS AIDS)
The pope has got it and so do you (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS)
C'mon everybody we got quilting to do (AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS AIDS)
We gotta break down these baricades, everyone has
AIDS! x 20
 
2012-07-24 10:37:51 PM  

Jument: They why isn't anyone going after playing cards and gardening equipment?


Context.
 
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