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2012-07-24 10:38:38 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'


So, in Texas it is marketed as the Mitsubishi Rebelyell2006?
 
2012-07-24 10:43:12 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: 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.


Homonym

In linguistics, a homonym is, in the strict sense, one of a group of words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings.
 
2012-07-24 10:44:19 PM
jpx.responsejp.com

They're not really black, they just call them that...
 
2012-07-24 10:44:32 PM
www.jlpp.org
 
2012-07-24 10:44:51 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.


Your entire post is disingenuous and stupid.

Dago has been used exclusively as a derogatory term for over a century, initially for Spanish or Portuguese sailors on English/American ships, and later just for Italians.

Wop as a helicopter noise? Please, that's pitiful.

Use either term in a sentence in a non-derogatory manner.
 
2012-07-24 10:45:05 PM
in the comments, some folks had never heard of it. wow -- how close were we to getting rid of a racial slur? that would have been pretty cool. oh well. maybe in another 25 years.
 
2012-07-24 10:46:25 PM

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

Context.


"This deck if full of spades."
"Imma go dig a hole with mah spade."
"My spade gets 24 miles per gallon."

How are any of those statements more or less "racist" than the others?
 
2012-07-24 10:46:29 PM
Ok Dago and Mick I guess, but Wop...
 
2012-07-24 10:46:39 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.


What part of bumfark nowhere do you live where people still regularly use the term spade as a racist epithet?
 
2012-07-24 10:46:43 PM
i93.photobucket.com

Feels conflicted.

/actually did muck this hand
//standing tall against the man
 
2012-07-24 10:47:29 PM
Who gets mad about a car being called a shovel?
 
2012-07-24 10:47:35 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Toyota Spade?

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


LOL! Probably doesn't work anyway.
 
2012-07-24 10:50:40 PM
I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.
 
2012-07-24 10:53:54 PM
Not as bad as ibeat blaxx
 
2012-07-24 10:53:58 PM

gaspode: oh ffs.

Its a stupid name but not for that reason.


This.
 
2012-07-24 10:54:19 PM

RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.


Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?
 
2012-07-24 10:55:25 PM
At dinner earlier this evening, my friend was laughing at something one of his customers had said this past weekend. Some lady at his salon was debating whether or not a petition should be started against all the anti-semitic elevators in Montreal, because one must press SS to go to the basement.
 
2012-07-24 10:56:06 PM
Never heard spade used as a racist term

/People just getting picky for the sake of being picky, methinks. Althought "Spade" seems like an odd name for a car. When I hear spade, I think shovel. As in "grave digging implement"
 
2012-07-24 10:56:08 PM
The name of the car isn't the problem. The people that feel the need to be irrationally offended by something innocent is the problem.
/obvious
 
2012-07-24 10:56:08 PM
Looks kinda yellow to me...

english.kyodonews.jp

/uh-oh...
 
2012-07-24 10:58:58 PM

dahmers love zombie: Spearchucker...


Dead Honky...
 
2012-07-24 10:59:33 PM

RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.



Who you calling "them all"!
 
2012-07-24 11:00:21 PM

Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?


You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.
 
2012-07-24 11:01:06 PM

Gig103: Those people are morons and assholes. Toyota isn't using it to discriminate, and only butthurt people looking to pick fights even still associate that word with a racial slur.


This.
 
2012-07-24 11:01:07 PM
Some african-americans in the US like to be offended.

If they actually knew about some of the racist hangovers that were left over in some asian countries they would be really offended.

/And the maury povich show isn't racist either.
 
2012-07-24 11:10:37 PM

Rufus Lee King: No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.



Considering your known overt racism on here, and God knows what in real life, I highly doubt you are outraged because all the "good" words are being taken from you.
 
2012-07-24 11:10:42 PM
Folks these days is too damn sensitive. When I read "spade" my first thought was a garden implement, not anything racial.
 
2012-07-24 11:13:23 PM

rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.



You do realize that was the joke right?
 
2012-07-24 11:14:13 PM

Ima4nic8or: Folks these days is too damn sensitive. When I read "spade" my first thought was a garden implement, not anything racial.


Whoa... check your privilege. Not everyone floats blissfully through life free of hateful comments.
 
2012-07-24 11:15:17 PM
Ok, so now let's abolish the spade shovel, the 'spade' design on cards, and whatever else comes to mind.
 
2012-07-24 11:16:38 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.


You do realize that was the joke right?


Considering his earlier comments I'd be hard pressed to say he was trying to joke. Trolling, stupid or both, but not likely to be joking.
 
2012-07-24 11:18:54 PM

rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.


Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.


No I was serious! Really people?

/facepalm

Yeah I believed that they intended to commit pre-meditated murder on a large section of the public and was inquiring on how they were going to attempt this...
 
2012-07-24 11:19:40 PM

Enemabag Jones: Some african-americans in the US like to be offended.

If they actually knew about some of the racist hangovers that were left over in some asian countries they would be really offended.

/And the maury povich show isn't racist either.


"Murray". His name is "Murray".
 
2012-07-24 11:20:05 PM
VolksWagen is German for "you people"
 
2012-07-24 11:20:13 PM

Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.

Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.

No I was serious! Really people?

/facepalm

Yeah I believed that they intended to commit pre-meditated murder on a large section of the public and was inquiring on how they were going to attempt this...


As I pointed out to someone else upthread, considering the stupidity you showed in your earlier posts it really wouldn't have surprised me.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:55 PM
The new Chevy IROC model for those afternoon drives. Presenting the Day-Go.
 
2012-07-24 11:22:16 PM
rickycal78:

Jument:

Yanks_RSJ:


And if you guys think that they named it after the flat ended variety of shovel, you are dumber than you sound.

Again...hell yes it is just another word out of the dictionary. But if you can't come to the realization that more than a couple of people (not me you ig'nant farkers) would see it in the other connotation...well, I guess I can't help you.

However they came up with that name, someone in Toyota marketing should have stood up and said "Hey...wait a minute..." Out of the tens of thousands of possible words for this weird little car, that was probably not a good one.
How much you wanna bet they'll change it?

/good night, and FSM bless
 
2012-07-24 11:23:27 PM

rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.

Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.

No I was serious! Really people?

/facepalm

Yeah I believed that they intended to commit pre-meditated murder on a large section of the public and was inquiring on how they were going to attempt this...

As I pointed out to someone else upthread, considering the stupidity you showed in your earlier posts it really wouldn't have surprised me.


I post a lot of "stupidity". Anything specific?
 
2012-07-24 11:27:15 PM

Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.

Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.

No I was serious! Really people?

/facepalm

Yeah I believed that they intended to commit pre-meditated murder on a large section of the public and was inquiring on how they were going to attempt this...

As I pointed out to someone else upthread, considering the stupidity you showed in your earlier posts it really wouldn't have surprised me.

I post a lot of "stupidity". Anything specific?


Awww shiat. For some reason I had you mixed up with YouPeopleAreCrazy. Sorry about that.
 
2012-07-24 11:28:27 PM

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

/only $450 from the impound lot


That car is worth quite a bit more than $450.
 
2012-07-24 11:29:42 PM
Imma get my cat spayed.
 
2012-07-24 11:30:05 PM
Toyota released its MR2 sports car in France, where the locals would pronounce it 'Emme - Erre - Deux'. Which basically spells out 'merde', which is French for shiat.
 
2012-07-24 11:30:12 PM

bojon: No belt to replace.


It rides with its undercarriage down below the muffler anyway...
 
2012-07-24 11:33:16 PM
I am Mexican/Irish/German.

I would buy a car called a Spikkity Kraut Coal Cracker with theGreen Bean package without a single fark given.

I am still trying to figure out who was offended by the use of the name Spade....
 
2012-07-24 11:33:21 PM
www.seoulpodcast.com
I don unnerstan prollem.
 
2012-07-24 11:36:27 PM

rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: rickycal78: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

You do realize he wasn't saying get rid of politically correct people right? It was a sarcastic "words can offend people so lets get rid of them all"

Do yourself a favor, go to the politics tab and learn to properly troll.

Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: RabidJade: I can't wait for the politically correctness fad to fade away. Every word can offend someone so lets just get rid of them all.

Intriguing! How do you propose we eliminate the politically correct people?

No one suggested that we "eliminate" politically correct people. The point was that if we remove all words which are "offensive" from the language, there will eventually be none left. Hey, let's burn all the "offensive" books while we're at it. We can start with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and go from there.

No I was serious! Really people?

/facepalm

Yeah I believed that they intended to commit pre-meditated murder on a large section of the public and was inquiring on how they were going to attempt this...

As I pointed out to someone else upthread, considering the stupidity you showed in your earlier posts it really wouldn't have surprised me.

I post a lot of "stupidity". Anything specific?

Awww shiat. For some reason I had you mixed up with YouPeopleAreCrazy. Sorry about that.


rofl! no worries :D
 
2012-07-24 11:43:16 PM

rickycal78: 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.


farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-24 11:50:49 PM
dang it now two of my shovels turned lazy.
 
2012-07-24 11:52:05 PM
Introducing... the Nissan Ni6gard!

The miserliest car on the market, with 40 mpg!
 
2012-07-24 11:52:11 PM

wellreadneck: At dinner earlier this evening, my friend was laughing at something one of his customers had said this past weekend. Some lady at his salon was debating whether or not a petition should be started against all the anti-semitic elevators in Montreal, because one must press SS to go to the basement.


That sounds like something the Cacaophony Society would cook up just to get some idiot's knickers in a twist.
 
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