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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
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2012-07-24 05:50:20 PM  
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'
 
2012-07-24 06:01:06 PM  
Do I need to find another name for a card suit?

/sometimes you have to call a spade a spade
 
2012-07-24 06:12:44 PM  
Gardening is racist.
 
2012-07-24 07:52:34 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-24 08:03:20 PM  
Toyota Spade?

After that whole accelerator fiasco of theirs, I think I'd rather buy a Nissan Darkie.
 
2012-07-24 08:06:12 PM  
Normally I hate the argument of "you're the real racist for seeing the racism" but in this case... yeah. The racial epithet would be like 8th on the list of defining "spade" and I only know 3 definitions of the word.
 
2012-07-24 08:10:16 PM  
Can I get one in black?
 
2012-07-24 08:12:24 PM  
neritz: Can I get one in black?

So you want an Ace of Spades?
 
2012-07-24 08:13:39 PM  

BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?


It's the only card I need
 
2012-07-24 08:15:55 PM  
i.imgur.com

Spearchucker...
 
2012-07-24 08:17:09 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'


It's not news, it's Pajero.com.
 
2012-07-24 08:27:51 PM  
Sadly we can't see the grill.
 
2012-07-24 08:35:50 PM  
Still better than the AMC Niglet.
 
2012-07-24 08:42:30 PM  

Krymson Tyde: Sadly we can't see the grill.


+1! Would read again.
 
2012-07-24 09:02:49 PM  
oh ffs.

Its a stupid name but not for that reason.
 
2012-07-24 09:03:41 PM  
Does it come w/ a Hoodie?
 
2012-07-24 09:04:15 PM  
Whoever had a problem with this deserves to be shot and left to bleed out in a ditch somewhere.
 
2012-07-24 09:04:24 PM  
Oh no, it's cool, we're taking it back.
 
2012-07-24 09:05:07 PM  
These are dark times for Toyota.
 
2012-07-24 09:06:05 PM  
It's a cheap knock-off of the Honda Afro-American.
 
2012-07-24 09:06:09 PM  
What's the Lexus version going to be?

The Lexus Negroid?
 
2012-07-24 09:07:02 PM  
Will it be attractive? Successful?
 
2012-07-24 09:07:10 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Still better than the AMC Niglet.


The Pontiac Pickaninny was almost as bad as the Aztek.
 
2012-07-24 09:07:26 PM  
The Porte has been around for quite a few years. It's less a minivan than a tall hatchback, like the Scion xB or Nissan Cube.

In true Toyota fashion, it is small, underpowered, and flimsy. When is Toyota releasing the 86 in the US?
 
2012-07-24 09:07:55 PM  
www.californiaclassix.com

/only $450 from the impound lot
 
2012-07-24 09:08:07 PM  
Does the horn go "Honkey honkey" ?
 
2012-07-24 09:08:07 PM  
Oh, come on.
If someone is offended, it's their choice.
This is complete and utter nonsense.
It's just a farking word.
 
2012-07-24 09:08:08 PM  
i45.photobucket.com

approves
 
2012-07-24 09:08:23 PM  
They'll probably just change the name. Otherwise, this situation could become a huge tar baby for them.
 
2012-07-24 09:09:14 PM  
This thread is whiter than a Mitt Romney rally.
 
2012-07-24 09:09:23 PM  
Trademark infringement: there was already a Chevrolet Shovel.
static.cargurus.com

/that's what we called it in the parts store, anyway...
 
2012-07-24 09:09:57 PM  
Toyota's playing the race card, hmmm?
 
2012-07-24 09:10:09 PM  

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 460x307]

Spearchucker...


Came here for "DEAD honky." Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-24 09:11:27 PM  

elffster: Does it come w/ a Hoodie?


That's the convertible version, to be released next year.
 
2012-07-24 09:11:27 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Spearchucker...


Dead honky!
 
2012-07-24 09:11:33 PM  
I remember a local newspaper guy writing about how he was looking for a blackboard and had a stupid conversation with someone from the school district who thought blackboard was offensive.
 
2012-07-24 09:11:53 PM  
The Chrysler Colored Boy wagon.
 
2012-07-24 09:11:59 PM  
Wait, spade is racist now? I can't call a spade a spade anymore?
 
2012-07-24 09:12:05 PM  
Supposedly, Honda tried to market the Fit in Sweden as the "Fita." It's slang for vagina.
 
2012-07-24 09:12:51 PM  
The card suit community frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2012-07-24 09:13:04 PM  
This is what happens when you let the Japanese (or, if of USA origin, youngsters) run your marketing department.

Ask Chevy how well the Nova sold in Mexico when it debuted.
 
2012-07-24 09:14:10 PM  
www.mysterynet.com

Now hold on a minute there.
 
2012-07-24 09:14:27 PM  

Professor Science: Came here for "DEAD honky." Leaving satisfied.


YOUR MAMA!
 
2012-07-24 09:14:40 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-24 09:15:17 PM  
No belt to replace.
 
2012-07-24 09:15:27 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.



Just get lazy there at the end or what?
 
2012-07-24 09:15:32 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-24 09:15:50 PM  
oh c'mon! Its not like black people drive toyotas anyway!
 
2012-07-24 09:15:54 PM  
Unfortunate name aside, I'll bet that thing is downright nubianrdly when it comes to fuel consumption compared to a full sized minivan.
 
2012-07-24 09:15:56 PM  

"Fred! Have you heard the latest one about the Jew, the Catholic and the Colored boy who went to a car dealership?"


img835.imageshack.us

 
2012-07-24 09:16:16 PM  
blackandmarriedwithkids.com

Say what?
 
2012-07-24 09:16:36 PM  
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.
 
2012-07-24 09:16:54 PM  
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
 
2012-07-24 09:16:57 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.



Yeah because he's the only white man they are taller than?
 
2012-07-24 09:17:04 PM  
Nothing to see here....


...except a Mazda Bongo.

www.japan-partner.com
 
2012-07-24 09:17:09 PM  
While not a racial slur, Chevy had the famous "Nova", which translates in Spanish to "doesn't go" when spoken.
 
2012-07-24 09:17:37 PM  
Will it be capable of extremely fast speeds but for 90 percent of the time drive very slowly?
 
2012-07-24 09:17:44 PM  

Yeah.... I liked it better when it was called the Peugeot 1007.

thumbnails.hulu.com

 
2012-07-24 09:17:54 PM  
www.celebitchy.com
 
2012-07-24 09:18:01 PM  
spade (plural spades)

1. A garden tool with a handle and a flat blade for digging. Not to be confused with a shovel which is used for moving earth or other materials.

/* I hadn't known that was the difference, by the way. Upon further up-looking I found this at Wikipedia: "The term shovel is sometimes used interchangeably with spade, but shovels generally are broad-bottomed and better suited for moving loose materials, whereas spades tend to be pointed for use as a digging tool." NOW they tell me.*/


2. A playing card marked with the symbol ♠. "I've got only one spade in my hand."

/* What I think of first when I hear the word "spade." */

3. (offensive, ethnic slur) A black person.

/* Didn't this usage go out of style when the Jeffersons were still living next door to the Bunkers? I haven't heard it in several years myself, so long ago I can't recall what city I was living in at the time. */
 
2012-07-24 09:18:01 PM  
I wonder if the carpet comes in Nappy.
 
2012-07-24 09:18:20 PM  
D_Evans45: Whoever had a problem with this deserves to be shot and left to bleed out in a ditch somewhere.


I know a guy who'd probably be happy to do that for you. But you'll have to break him outta jail first. He'll claim it was self defense.
 
2012-07-24 09:18:35 PM  

Fabric_Man: Supposedly, Honda tried to market the Fit in Sweden as the "Fita." It's slang for vagina.


Can't see why they'd do that. It's called the 'Jazz ' in Europe.
Apparently there was a problem calling it that in the US, but I've no idea why.
 
2012-07-24 09:18:56 PM  
I don't get it? Let me read thru post to see if I become enlightened.
 
2012-07-24 09:19:20 PM  
I'd rather have a Mazda 5.
 
2012-07-24 09:19:25 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'


Sure, but those people probably aren't going to have time to buy a car.
 
2012-07-24 09:19:37 PM  

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


Why don't you do some research yourself, first?
 
2012-07-24 09:20:05 PM  
What's the problem, they are just calling a spade a spade.
 
2012-07-24 09:20:27 PM  
Valiente:

Nothing to see here....
...except a Mazda Bongo.

[www.japan-partner.com image 256x192]


DAVY WANT! Then I could quit paying rent!
 
2012-07-24 09:20:34 PM  
It reminds me of the Commodore Pet (which means 'fart' in French).

/Yes, I'm old, but perfectly preserved.
 
2012-07-24 09:20:55 PM  
Huuuuuhhhhh, fixed female cats are offended?

// why did they call the spade the spade?
 
2012-07-24 09:21:10 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Unfortunate name aside, I'll bet that thing is downright nubianrdly when it comes to fuel consumption compared to a full sized minivan.


came for the nubianrdly crack, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-07-24 09:21:23 PM  
If any car company needs a Spade, it's Dodge or Chrysler.
 
2012-07-24 09:22:02 PM  
I think Toyota is just f'n with the United States. They gave us the Venza aka toilet seat in Japanese.
 
2012-07-24 09:22:21 PM  

BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?


That's a trick question. Lemmy is God.
 
2012-07-24 09:22:26 PM  
Ok, we re-tooled with a new name. Our new campaign even has a mascot.

s4.hubimg.com
 
2012-07-24 09:22:53 PM  
is this being sold in the US? no?

I fail to see the problem.
 
2012-07-24 09:23:17 PM  
They should be careful. Next thing you know, the neighborhood will be filled with them. Crime rates will soar and they'll all want free periodic maintenance.
 
2012-07-24 09:23:35 PM  

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


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.


Chakro: While not a racial slur, Chevy had the famous "Nova", which translates in Spanish to "doesn't go" when spoken.


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

/And I bet they still won't learn anything.
 
2012-07-24 09:23:52 PM  

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

Why don't you do some research yourself, first?


It's a joke,. lighten up Francis.
 
2012-07-24 09:24:55 PM  
Spade? Really? There's not enough for you to be pissed off about in the world? You have to go looking for shiat like this?
 
2012-07-24 09:25:13 PM  

Chakro: It's a joke,. lighten up Francis.


Yes -- and you are the punchline.
 
2012-07-24 09:26:30 PM  
Isn't Chevy coming out with a new minivan themselves? I think it is called the Cracker. Only comes in white, radio only gets country music, it will be the first minivan with no backseat and the doors lock automatically everytime it is driven near MLK blvd or Detroit.
 
2012-07-24 09:26:36 PM  

John Buck 41: This is what happens when you let the Japanese (or, if of USA origin, youngsters) run your marketing department.

Ask Chevy how well the Nova sold in Mexico when it debuted.


Quite well, actually. The "Nova didn't sell" thing is an urban myth: Snopes.
 
2012-07-24 09:27:30 PM  
Not a problem. I looked at the pic in tfa, and the chances of this one being sold in the U.S. are somewhere between 'zero' and 'less than zero'.

/still want a Sienna hybrid
 
2012-07-24 09:28:24 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: Will it be attractive? Successful?


I'm going with "articulate" and "well-spoken"
 
2012-07-24 09:28:43 PM  

lack of warmth: Isn't Chevy coming out with a new minivan themselves? I think it is called the Cracker. Only comes in white, radio only gets country music, it will be the first minivan with no backseat and the doors lock automatically everytime it is driven near MLK blvd or Detroit.


Gunrack and beer cooler come standard.
 
2012-07-24 09:28:51 PM  

Chakro: While not a racial slur, Chevy had the famous "Nova", which translates in Spanish to "doesn't go" when spoken.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-24 09:29:22 PM  

peewinkle: [blackandmarriedwithkids.com image 600x300]

Say what?


Too soon, bro.
 
2012-07-24 09:29:57 PM  

dumbobruni: is this being sold in the US? no?

I fail to see the problem.


Came here to post this, etc. Must be a slow news day or something.

/points to the license plate in the article photo
 
2012-07-24 09:30:29 PM  

James F. Campbell: Chakro: It's a joke,. lighten up Francis.

Yes -- and you are the punchline.


Somebody is off their meds.
 
2012-07-24 09:30:30 PM  
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
 
2012-07-24 09:30:56 PM  
We should export a car over there. I'm thinking the Chevy Nip.
 
2012-07-24 09:31:37 PM  
Some people will never get tired fo being offended at everything. Example: I'm offended at the lack of progress in the human race. I will never be over it.
 
2012-07-24 09:32:43 PM  

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 460x307]

Spearchucker...


Jeeze, can you imagine if they did that sketch today? I mean, Lorne Michaels' head would be on the end of a pole. Said pole would be shaken by Al Sharpton above his head like the one of the Sand People from Star Wars.
 
2012-07-24 09:32:55 PM  
And everyone from the 19th century was SHOCKED...

Oh wait.


Christ people, lets MOOOOOVE ONNNNNN already
 
2012-07-24 09:33:12 PM  
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-24 09:33:45 PM  
You'll get over it.
 
2012-07-24 09:34:02 PM  

John Buck 41: This is what happens when you let the Japanese (or, if of USA origin, youngsters) run your marketing department.

Ask Chevy how well the Nova sold in Mexico when it debuted.


That is the silly thing, the car is for the Japanese market, not American so Toyota would have to worry about something that can be construed as a slur here in the US when the car will never even sell here?
 
2012-07-24 09:34:04 PM  
www.greatwarflyingmuseum.com
'Ze problem, where is she?'
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 nubianrd!

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.
 
2012-07-24 11:52:28 PM  
What a dumb f*cking name for a car.

Not one defined meaning nor connotation of the word "spade" makes me want to buy a car emblazoned with that name.
 
2012-07-24 11:57:00 PM  
I didn't read the whole thread, excuse me if this has been discussed, but I think Honkey would be a good name for a car. Cracker, not so much. If Chevy took the Malibu, and separated the fleet version from the consumer version, and called the fleet version the Whitey, that might also work.
 
2012-07-24 11:57:58 PM  
"Boy, there sure are a lot of spades around here....

www.upperplayground.com

...which I think is very good. Very good for the Academy."
 
2012-07-24 11:58:40 PM  
I'm still waiting on an apology from Nabisco. They made their empire on the backs of a racial epithet towards white people.
 
2012-07-25 12:02:41 AM  

Mrbogey: I'm still waiting on an apology from Nabisco. They made their empire on the backs of a racial epithet towards white people.


Saltines? Yeah that still pisses me off.
 
2012-07-25 12:05:46 AM  
You know what would be a cool name for a car?

Toyota Adze.

Utterly meaningless in any other language, short, consonal, and it has a f*cking Z in it. Everything's cooler with an X or a Z in it.

What lame f*cking cheezedick pick "spade"?
 
2012-07-25 12:09:14 AM  
Every word has been used to describe someone negatively at some point. Jalopnik hates Toyota, I'm sure the Chevy Spade, if it existed, would have gotten a playing card joke at best.
 
2012-07-25 12:22:18 AM  

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


"Spade" to me means a type of wire connector / battery terminal. Yes, I'm an engineer.
 
2012-07-25 12:23:17 AM  

Mrbogey: I'm still waiting on an apology from Nabisco. They made their empire on the backs of a racial epithet towards white people.


Hey, they insulted the Asians, too...

www.passionforsavings.com
 
2012-07-25 12:26:29 AM  

Chakro: James F. Campbell: Chakro: It's a joke,. lighten up Francis.

Yes -- and you are the punchline.

Somebody is off their meds.


The patient diagnosing the doctor?
 
2012-07-25 12:29:38 AM  

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

"Spade" to me means a type of wire connector / battery terminal. Yes, I'm an engineer.


lol nice, didn't think about that one.
 
2012-07-25 12:31:43 AM  
Spade:

www.gardeningoncloud9.com

Nappy Headed Hoe:

www.emmitsburg.net
 
2012-07-25 12:32:03 AM  
Wow, I am realizing that I must be incredibly naive. I had no idea "spade" was a racial epithet. And some people mentioned upthread about "Monday," wtf is that about? I just don't know what to do. I guess I need to up my specific hatred of other people, I'm gonna be left out.
 
2012-07-25 12:34:02 AM  

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


It was directed in a teasing way against a white boy I knew in the early '70s. Around 13 at the time, he didn't appreciate it.
 
2012-07-25 12:39:27 AM  
zOMG Has anyone pointed out that the Chevy Nova sold poorly in some Latin American country because "no va" means "doesn't go" in Spanish?

/didn't think so.
 
2012-07-25 12:39:39 AM  
If its pronounced like Sade, they're in the clear.

/smooth operator
 
2012-07-25 12:39:53 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: 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.


Truthfully, that was the first time I'd ever tried to talk about being a nag...

I do, however, have a CSB about knee-length pants.

/Not gonna share it, though.
 
2012-07-25 12:44:23 AM  
so we'll just ignore any of the true definitions of the word for an unofficial slang term? what will I call the simian guarding my front door now?
 
2012-07-25 12:44:31 AM  
Funny, Picma's daily puzzle is a spade today.

/The shovel one
 
2012-07-25 12:48:12 AM  

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

"Spade" to me means a type of wire connector / battery terminal. Yes, I'm an engineer.


[applause.gif]
 
2012-07-25 12:49:25 AM  

maachubo: I am realizing that I must be incredibly naive. I had no idea "spade" was a racial epithet


It's not used much anymore. I mean I knew of it but I haven't heard it used in a coon's age.
 
2012-07-25 12:49:32 AM  

Rufus Lee King: maachubo: And some people mentioned upthread about "Monday," wtf is that about?

I'm guessing the OP meant "mon", like "man" with a Jamaican accent.


That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.
 
2012-07-25 12:52:40 AM  

Mugato: maachubo: I am realizing that I must be incredibly naive. I had no idea "spade" was a racial epithet

It's not used much anymore. I mean I knew of it but I haven't heard it used in a coon's age.


Cocoons don't last that long. That's pretty recent.
 
2012-07-25 12:55:13 AM  
It's not like they called it the Toyota Wetback,Lexus nubianr or Supra Gook.

Why do people get so uptight over nothing. It makes me think they must live pretty charmed lives if this is the sort of thing that ranks as a problem in their lives.
 
2012-07-25 12:58:50 AM  

Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.


First google hit
 
2012-07-25 12:58:55 AM  
Eat some cheese nips and STFU.
 
2012-07-25 01:01:24 AM  
An inappropriate name for this particular vehicle, but I'd like someone to name a nimble and quick vehicle the Yare.
 
2012-07-25 01:03:39 AM  
img.waffleimages.com
jalopnik.com
 
2012-07-25 01:04:16 AM  
So they're basing it off of the 1007? I wonder if it'll qualify as a Kei car, then. Those things are eensy.
 
2012-07-25 01:06:36 AM  

dahmers love zombie: [i.imgur.com image 460x307]

Spearchucker...


OK, just to prove what a naive fool I am, it never dawned on me that "Spearchucker" Jones on MASH had a racist name.

/srsly
 
2012-07-25 01:08:00 AM  

JungleBoogie: [trikeblog.com image 620x465]


Intriguing. Tell me more.
 
2012-07-25 01:15:52 AM  
Does the horn go HONKey............?
 
2012-07-25 01:26:07 AM  
Does it come with a Trunk Monkey?

www.theofficiallifeofbrian.com

/hot like the inside of a trunk
 
2012-07-25 01:38:38 AM  

Oneofthesedays: Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.

First google hit


OK I read that and now I'm even more . . . confused isn't the right word. . . amazed, I guess.
I shouldn't be though. I didn't even know about "monkey" until a few years ago.

If I may make a csb:
The funniest joke I had ever heard was a two-parter. "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead." For some reason, that touched some twisted corner of my brain so that I would laugh so hard I could barely spit out the second part, "Why did the frog fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the monkey." Anyway, a group of us were telling jokes in crew's mess one day and I told that one, and after the first part one of the ELTs says, "HA! N***** got what was comin' to him!" which stopped me in my tracks. I stood with my mouth open for a minute before I could ask what the f*** he was talking about. One of the other guys there (who I already knew was a total racist) finally explained to me that "monkey" was a racial slur. At that point I just walked away. And I haven't been able to laugh at that joke since, which is too bad because it really was the funniest thing I had ever heard.

Anyway I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that there's a whole world of meanings to things that I've never even conceived of. It's a little troubling to think that I might be using derogatory language and not even realizing it.
 
2012-07-25 01:52:40 AM  
It's being marketed in Australia as the Silver Fern
 
2012-07-25 01:59:05 AM  

Hack Patooey: Does the horn go "Honkey honkey" ?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-25 02:01:46 AM  

maachubo: Oneofthesedays: Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.

First google hit

OK I read that and now I'm even more . . . confused isn't the right word. . . amazed, I guess.
I shouldn't be though. I didn't even know about "monkey" until a few years ago.

If I may make a csb:
The funniest joke I had ever heard was a two-parter. "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead." For some reason, that touched some twisted corner of my brain so that I would laugh so hard I could barely spit out the second part, "Why did the frog fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the monkey." Anyway, a group of us were telling jokes in crew's mess one day and I told that one, and after the first part one of the ELTs says, "HA! N***** got what was comin' to him!" which stopped me in my tracks. I stood with my mouth open for a minute before I could ask what the f*** he was talking about. One of the other guys there (who I already knew was a total racist) finally explained to me that "monkey" was a racial slur. At that point I just walked away. And I haven't been able to laugh at that joke since, which is too bad because it really was the funniest thing I had ever heard.

Anyway I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that there's a whole world of meanings to things that I've never even conceived of. It's a little troubling to think that I might be using derogatory language and not even realizing it.


I've known a few real racists in my life and it's exactly like you said, "matter of fact, no thought whatsoever, lol". There's nothing you can do about it, you either accept it or walk away. They're not going to change in the next five minutes. They're generally really good people but that shiat was ingrained in them when they were young. Some are apologetic about it, but they can't help it as it's so much a part of them. Pretty farked up...
 
2012-07-25 02:02:30 AM  

maachubo: Oneofthesedays: Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.

First google hit

OK I read that and now I'm even more . . . confused isn't the right word. . . amazed, I guess.
I shouldn't be though. I didn't even know about "monkey" until a few years ago.

If I may make a csb:
The funniest joke I had ever heard was a two-parter. "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead." For some reason, that touched some twisted corner of my brain so that I would laugh so hard I could barely spit out the second part, "Why did the frog fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the monkey." Anyway, a group of us were telling jokes in crew's mess one day and I told that one, and after the first part one of the ELTs says, "HA! N***** got what was comin' to him!" which stopped me in my tracks. I stood with my mouth open for a minute before I could ask what the f*** he was talking about. One of the other guys there (who I already knew was a total racist) finally explained to me that "monkey" was a racial slur. At that point I just walked away. And I haven't been able to laugh at that joke since, which is too bad because it really was the funniest thing I had ever heard.

Anyway I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that there's a whole world of meanings to things that I've never even conceived of. It's a little troubling to think that I might be using derogatory language and not even realizing it.


Wow. Sounds like you got gypped out of a good joke.
 
2012-07-25 02:05:38 AM  

Oneofthesedays: I've known a few real racists in my life and it's exactly like you said, "matter of fact, no thought whatsoever, lol". There's nothing you can do about it, you either accept it or walk away. They're not going to change in the next five minutes. They're generally really good people but that shiat was ingrained in them when they were young. Some are apologetic about it, but they can't help it as it's so much a part of them. Pretty farked up...


Except if they recognize it, they can help it. We aren't immutable creatures. If a person realizes that they're doing something wrong, then they ought to farking fix it. It may take time, but simply saying "Well-hyuck! That's how I was raised!" is simply shirking responsibility for one's behavior.
 
2012-07-25 02:13:08 AM  

blahpers: Wow. Sounds like you got gypped out of a good joke.


[philip j fry.jpg]
 
2012-07-25 02:21:55 AM  
OK, I say we buy a jet black spade and cruise Harlem.......who's with me?
 
2012-07-25 02:22:38 AM  

blahpers: Oneofthesedays: I've known a few real racists in my life and it's exactly like you said, "matter of fact, no thought whatsoever, lol". There's nothing you can do about it, you either accept it or walk away. They're not going to change in the next five minutes. They're generally really good people but that shiat was ingrained in them when they were young. Some are apologetic about it, but they can't help it as it's so much a part of them. Pretty farked up...

Except if they recognize it, they can help it. We aren't immutable creatures. If a person realizes that they're doing something wrong, then they ought to farking fix it. It may take time, but simply saying "Well-hyuck! That's how I was raised!" is simply shirking responsibility for one's behavior.


Of course, but I was just giving my experience. I understand how mutable we are but if you haven't met someone like I was talking about it might come as a surprise.
 
2012-07-25 02:50:46 AM  
It's time... for another CSB!

in World of Warcraft I knew somebody who tried to make a character named "Spooks", going with the idea that it was a 'cute' name for a character that used 'fear' magic. Naturally the filter rejected it so she (yes, she, a girl in WoW, shocking) asked Bliz what was up. It was funny because she had no idea and freaked out when they told her why.
 
2012-07-25 02:52:12 AM  

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.


No, you're a gullible dipshiat
 
2012-07-25 03:00:41 AM  

hbk72777: Between this and "Monday", I have to update my racist language arsenal

/apparently I'm not racist enough to know these words


Huh. I thought that was a joke headline.
 
2012-07-25 03:01:39 AM  

Sgygus: Do I need to find another name for a card suit?

/sometimes you have to call a spade a spade


Sometimes you have to call a Toyota a Toyota.
 
2012-07-25 03:02:45 AM  
Vlad the Impala vs Attila the Hyundai...

/Who ya got?
 
2012-07-25 03:13:47 AM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

Pictured: Not giving a shiat about stupid Japanese names.

/Where's an SLS AMG when you need one?
 
2012-07-25 03:16:07 AM  
I heard that the cup holders are large enough to hold big-gulps!

\ or 40's
\\ waterproof center console perfect for watermelon and/or fried chicken
\\\ newly added ashtrays with widened lit cigarette holders perfect for holding blunts.
\\\\ Extra wide seats with extra-wide seat warmers designed to keep baby-mama's padunkadunk perfectly warmed
\\ Air-circulation system includes carbon-scrubbing to get the smell of screebo out a the air.
\\ Drug-dump hole in the passenger floor for getting rid of the evidence in case you're stopped by the po-po.
\\ Room for up to 8 child-seats.
\\ special compartment to hold welfare checks or crack
 
2012-07-25 03:22:35 AM  
There's a 3 row-seat model called the "Welfare Ho".
 
2012-07-25 03:31:53 AM  
There's a 2 seat model of this called the "Negro Low-Rider"
 
2012-07-25 03:32:34 AM  

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


strathdee.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-25 04:22:07 AM  
Wait, wait, wait... A farking spade is racist? No one uses the damn term anymore and it was a lame one at that. I seriously call the spade SHAPED shovel a spade. Let me use it in a sentence. Can you get me that hand spade? It has a wide roundish base with a point. I would have completely forgot it was a racist term 100 years ago.

These people need to grow up, almost every term for something black has been used in a racial context. Should we never describe colors again for fear of racism?
 
2012-07-25 05:05:46 AM  

Tillmaster: Fabric_Man: Supposedly, Honda tried to market the Fit in Sweden as the "Fita." It's slang for vagina.

Can't see why they'd do that. It's called the 'Jazz ' in Europe.
Apparently there was a problem calling it that in the US, but I've no idea why.


Honda were going to introduce it in the EU as the "Fitta". Why they decided to do that, I don't know, since "fitta" = coont (Yes, I know it will be wordfiltered) or twat in Swedish but the car were already sold in Japan as the "Fit" which doesn't translate to anything here in Sweden. They then chose to call It "Jazz" in EU. Maybe they thought that fit sounded too much like "fet" (fat in Swedish). Marketing people....
 
2012-07-25 05:07:02 AM  
Wait until they hear about Australia's favourite cheese, Coon Cheese...
 
2012-07-25 05:30:37 AM  
People who say that Spade being used in that way is racist are themselves arrogant because they are insisting that what something is to them is what it is period and they won't recognize that not everyone sees it the way they do.
 
2012-07-25 06:33:33 AM  

Hermione_Granger: Threads like this always remind me that the difference between the average Farker and the average Freeper are only a few letters and a URL.

I wish all the racist white people in this thread had been in the theater in Colorado. And I wish you'd all got hit.


You should be banned from this site
 
2012-07-25 06:48:23 AM  

Hermione_Granger: I wish all the racist white people in this thread had been in the theater in Colorado. And I wish you'd all got hit.


And if Sideshow Bob was black, you're orgasm would be complete?

Us = light-hearted banter

You = in need of professional observation
 
2012-07-25 06:51:23 AM  
The pejorative use of "spade" had, I believe, pretty much fallen into desuetude until the morons in TFA (at Jalopnik, actually) decided it needed to be revived. NB: word's primary definition is a short, handled shovel used for digging vertically.
 
2012-07-25 07:01:22 AM  

b0rg9: Thanks for the link. Although your doucheyness about it puts you off my favorites list (as if you or me really care).


I tell you what: I'll stop being a dick to people if they stop being stupid.
 
2012-07-25 07:14:38 AM  
there are folks who are always looking to be offended by stuff.
... professional victims
 
2012-07-25 07:28:32 AM  
They are just calling it what it is...
 
2012-07-25 07:33:05 AM  

randomjsa: It's time... for another CSB!

in World of Warcraft I knew somebody who tried to make a character named "Spooks", going with the idea that it was a 'cute' name for a character that used 'fear' magic. Naturally the filter rejected it so she (yes, she, a girl in WoW, shocking) asked Bliz what was up. It was funny because she had no idea and freaked out when they told her why.


A 'spook' is a spy. Or a ghost. You Yanks are too damn sensitive.
 
2012-07-25 07:41:04 AM  

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.


They just pissed off the entire American liberal population.
 
2012-07-25 07:49:42 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Krymson Tyde: Sadly we can't see the grill.

+1! Would read again.


Actualy at night, it's the only thing you CAN see.
 
2012-07-25 07:49:55 AM  
It has problems with the drive, Shaft.
 
2012-07-25 07:52:32 AM  

legion_of_doo: What's the Lexus version going to be?

The Lexus Negroid?


www.ravensys.net
 
2012-07-25 07:59:34 AM  
Please forgive me

Its not the name that will hurt sales its the reputation. I hear it's hard to get started with out assistance, just a cop magnet, and if you are not careful it will randomly die in the street.

Again please forgive me.
 
2012-07-25 08:05:27 AM  
I'm waiting for the Scion Spearchucker.
 
2012-07-25 08:06:50 AM  
i.imgur.com
..not amused by your shenanigans.
 
2012-07-25 08:11:06 AM  

Alex K: If its pronounced like Sade, they're in the clear.

/smooth operator


The new Toyota Shpahday - coast to coast, and into Chicago.
 
2012-07-25 08:16:28 AM  
media.screened.com
Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle. I haven't seen a car like this in a coon's age. It certianly adds some color to these dark times. I sure hope it can prevent us from being a slave to our dissapointment. Anyone who wouldn't like a car like this is out of their cotton-picking mind.
 
2012-07-25 08:18:37 AM  
Yes, because what someone in Japan names their car is 100% directly related to the down trodden dead & rotting American negros of the 1940s?
 
2012-07-25 08:23:40 AM  
some days i wish i could be black, just so i could respond to racist tags with love instead of hatred.
 
2012-07-25 08:39:20 AM  

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'


Pajero to be one the newest Fark handle in 3...2...1.
 
2012-07-25 08:52:17 AM  

My pr0n name is Tom Seaview: Trademark infringement: there was already a Chevrolet Shovel.
[static.cargurus.com image 600x450]

/that's what we called it in the parts store, anyway...


That would be known as the Chevrolet "El Chicano" in my neck of the woods..
 
2012-07-25 09:07:20 AM  

randomjsa: It's time... for another CSB!

in World of Warcraft I knew somebody who tried to make a character named "Spooks", going with the idea that it was a 'cute' name for a character that used 'fear' magic. Naturally the filter rejected it so she (yes, she, a girl in WoW, shocking) asked Bliz what was up. It was funny because she had no idea and freaked out when they told her why.


Had a similar situation happen to me. I used to have a Nick name of Pauliwog (first name is Paul and she was cute so i let it stick). It eventually got shortened to just Wog. I decided that would be a cool license plate. I sent in the apparently to the DMV and a few weeks later i got a rejection in the mail. Apparently "Wog" is a derogatory term used for a native.
 
2012-07-25 09:20:52 AM  
I know it could be used as a racial slur. But come on, lighten up.

It's the last thing that went through my head when I heard it.

At first, I thought, "Why name it after a shovel? Is it so bad you're better off burying it in a hole?"

Then I thought, "Or are they aiming for the gambling crowd? But I thought they liked pachinko more?"

Then I kicked in my @sshole gear. Seriously, outside of movies from the old days (or set in the old days), I've never heard the term used as a slur.

This is coming from a redneck/hayseed/honkey/cracker dickstain.

One of my first cars was issued, by the state, a license plate with N17GGR. My black friends, including the woman I had a huge crush on, all joked that the state wanted to get me killed. They found it amusing, and so did I. Cops pulled me over about once a month, and questioned me thinking I stole a black man's car.
 
2012-07-25 09:25:34 AM  
Can I get that with a CB whip antenna ?
 
2012-07-25 09:31:42 AM  
I'll bet dollars to donuts that it was mostly white people who threw the fit.

/Pre-emptive "that's racism", just in case. Gotta love white guilt.
 
2012-07-25 09:38:50 AM  
www.moippai.com
 
2012-07-25 09:57:21 AM  
No electrical wiring jokes yet ? You guys are slippin'......
 
2012-07-25 10:09:51 AM  
Yeah, because that's all the word "spade" means. An ethnic slur.

Groan. No one has used that as a slur in 30 odd years.
 
2012-07-25 10:11:53 AM  

AngryDesertDweller: You guys are slippin'......


Apparently so.. Nobody bothered to mention this, either..

basseast.com
 
2012-07-25 10:15:11 AM  

BuckTurgidson: You know what would be a cool name for a car?

Toyota Adze.

Utterly meaningless in any other language, short, consonal, and it has a f*cking Z in it. Everything's cooler with an X or a Z in it.

What lame f*cking cheezedick pick "spade"?


So the name would have some cool points if they spelled it "Xpade" or "Spadz"?
 
2012-07-25 10:24:37 AM  

maachubo: Oneofthesedays: Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.

First google hit

OK I read that and now I'm even more . . . confused isn't the right word. . . amazed, I guess.
I shouldn't be though. I didn't even know about "monkey" until a few years ago.

If I may make a csb:
The funniest joke I had ever heard was a two-parter. "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead." For some reason, that touched some twisted corner of my brain so that I would laugh so hard I could barely spit out the second part, "Why did the frog fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the monkey." Anyway, a group of us were telling jokes in crew's mess one day and I told that one, and after the first part one of the ELTs says, "HA! N***** got what was comin' to him!" which stopped me in my tracks. I stood with my mouth open for a minute before I could ask what the f*** he was talking about. One of the other guys there (who I already knew was a total racist) finally explained to me that "monkey" was a racial slur. At that point I just walked away. And I haven't been able to laugh at that joke since, which is too bad because it really was the funniest thing I had ever heard.

Anyway I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that there's a whole world of meanings to things that I've never even conceived of. It's a little troubling to think that I might be using derogatory language and not even realizing it.


Any reference to monkeys is automatically derogatory to non-caucasians. Even though plenty of caucasians look like monkeys. :( Racists ruined things for us back in the 1800s. Well, and that anti-german propaganda poster showing a Hun as a vicious ape.

Anyway, I guess everything now has to be cleared through a search of the rsdb.org (NSFW racialslur database, which is pretty inclusive of even international slurs of every kind)
 
2012-07-25 10:53:31 AM  

deltersmelter: I heard that the cup holders are large enough to hold big-gulps!

\ or 40's
\\ waterproof center console perfect for watermelon and/or fried chicken
\\\ newly added ashtrays with widened lit cigarette holders perfect for holding blunts.
\\\\ Extra wide seats with extra-wide seat warmers designed to keep baby-mama's padunkadunk perfectly warmed
\\ Air-circulation system includes carbon-scrubbing to get the smell of screebo out a the air.
\\ Drug-dump hole in the passenger floor for getting rid of the evidence in case you're stopped by the po-po.
\\ Room for up to 8 child-seats.
\\ special compartment to hold welfare checks or crack


Cars do not come with ashtrays any more.

Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-07-25 11:10:37 AM  
Don't see an issue with this. Love my Subaru N-Word.
 
2012-07-25 11:53:09 AM  

Fano: maachubo: Oneofthesedays: Rufus Lee King: Oneofthesedays: That's what I thought but someone else said they learned about "Monday" on Fark previously.

Well, that's got me stumped, as well.

First google hit

OK I read that and now I'm even more . . . confused isn't the right word. . . amazed, I guess.
I shouldn't be though. I didn't even know about "monkey" until a few years ago.

If I may make a csb:
The funniest joke I had ever heard was a two-parter. "Why did the monkey fall out of the tree? Because it was dead." For some reason, that touched some twisted corner of my brain so that I would laugh so hard I could barely spit out the second part, "Why did the frog fall out of the tree? It was stapled to the monkey." Anyway, a group of us were telling jokes in crew's mess one day and I told that one, and after the first part one of the ELTs says, "HA! N***** got what was comin' to him!" which stopped me in my tracks. I stood with my mouth open for a minute before I could ask what the f*** he was talking about. One of the other guys there (who I already knew was a total racist) finally explained to me that "monkey" was a racial slur. At that point I just walked away. And I haven't been able to laugh at that joke since, which is too bad because it really was the funniest thing I had ever heard.

Anyway I'm not sure where I'm going with this, except that there's a whole world of meanings to things that I've never even conceived of. It's a little troubling to think that I might be using derogatory language and not even realizing it.

Any reference to monkeys is automatically derogatory to non-caucasians. Even though plenty of caucasians look like monkeys. :( Racists ruined things for us back in the 1800s. Well, and that anti-german propaganda poster showing a Hun as a vicious ape.

Anyway, I guess everything now has to be cleared through a search of the rsdb.org (NSFW racialslur database, which is pretty inclusive of even international slurs of every kind)


stop SAYING that. it's only derogatory if yOU SAY IT IS.
and what is derogatory anyway but a spice. that makes life "nice"!
 
2012-07-25 12:08:27 PM  
I remember hearing similar controversy when I bought my Chevy Gookmangler LTZ. I don't really get the hate, it's a fine automobile.
 
2012-07-25 01:15:30 PM  

randomjsa: It's time... for another CSB!

in World of Warcraft I knew somebody who tried to make a character named "Spooks", going with the idea that it was a 'cute' name for a character that used 'fear' magic. Naturally the filter rejected it so she (yes, she, a girl in WoW, shocking) asked Bliz what was up. It was funny because she had no idea and freaked out when they told her why.


There was a hunter on Whisperwind that had one of the gorilla pets and named it porch. That was not around long, but the wolf named wolfymcrape was there for a while...
 
2012-07-25 02:03:46 PM  

Rufus Lee King: blahpers: Wow. Sounds like you got gypped out of a good joke.

"Gypped" is a racist term, implying that all Gypsies are dishonest, and looking to cheat (gyp) you.


i.imgur.com

Oneofthesedays: blahpers: Oneofthesedays: I've known a few real racists in my life and it's exactly like you said, "matter of fact, no thought whatsoever, lol". There's nothing you can do about it, you either accept it or walk away. They're not going to change in the next five minutes. They're generally really good people but that shiat was ingrained in them when they were young. Some are apologetic about it, but they can't help it as it's so much a part of them. Pretty farked up...

Except if they recognize it, they can help it. We aren't immutable creatures. If a person realizes that they're doing something wrong, then they ought to farking fix it. It may take time, but simply saying "Well-hyuck! That's how I was raised!" is simply shirking responsibility for one's behavior.

Of course, but I was just giving my experience. I understand how mutable we are but if you haven't met someone like I was talking about it might come as a surprise.


*sigh*. Unfortunately, I have. Pretty farked up indeed. Just don't give them a pass on it.
 
2012-07-25 03:14:31 PM  
From what I can gather from the POS article, the car is being released in Japan where there are very few African-Americans. And, I'm sure any African-American who are in Japan will find much more offensive things to worry about. For example, they are constantly surrounded by Japanese people trying to get their picture taken with Barack Obama or Michael Jordan or Eddie Murphy or whoever they're mistaken for.

But seriously, the author of TFA is clearly just trying to create faux outrage to get extra clicks. Looks like it worked.
 
2012-07-25 03:22:16 PM  

markie_farkie: AngryDesertDweller: You guys are slippin'......

Apparently so.. Nobody bothered to mention this, either..

[basseast.com image 480x344]



A crank-bait bass lure?

Not making the connection.
 
2012-07-25 03:58:18 PM  
Boo hoo. Call me when Toyota or Honda comes out with a "gook".
 
2012-07-25 04:07:42 PM  

The First Four Black Sabbath Albums: From what I can gather from the POS article, the car is being released in Japan where there are very few African-Americans. And, I'm sure any African-American who are in Japan will find much more offensive things to worry about. For example, they are constantly surrounded by Japanese people trying to get their picture taken with Barack Obama or Michael Jordan or Eddie Murphy or whoever they're mistaken for.

But seriously, the author of TFA is clearly just trying to create faux outrage to get extra clicks. Looks like it worked.


www.debito.org

I don't think we need anyone to post pictures of what people of African descent look like in Japanese culture
 
2012-07-25 05:00:06 PM  

bel4sucks: 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


EABOD.
 
2012-07-25 05:22:33 PM  
Spade is out, the 'n' word is out... can we just call them opportunistic rapists?

/ how do they get away with ubiquitous use of 'white boy' ?
 
2012-07-25 06:02:31 PM  

Marine1:
Jeeze, can you imagine if they did that sketch today? I mean, Lorne Michaels' head would be on the end of a pole. Said pole would be shaken by Al Sharpton above his head like the one of the Sand People from Star Wars.


You also have to remember that back when this show was broadcast live (December 13, 1975) people were still being called these racial epithets openly, very openly if you were in the southern United States. And people of color still had to put up with it because of who they were and where they were. I was 13 years old then, and I remember because I was there.

Maybe... just maybe... those people who had to put up with being called those names learned that they have a choice... and the people who used to use those words have figured out that their targets aren't putting up with that sh*t anymore.
 
2012-07-25 08:55:05 PM  
gosh, people are morons.

It's in reference to the playing cards "spade". it even has a design of one right beside "spade" on the car for crying out loud!

/two-sliding-door hatchback sounds interesting. but I think it'd get annoying after a while.
 
2012-07-25 09:21:30 PM  
users.skynet.be
 
2012-07-25 09:30:18 PM  

factoryconnection: 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.


Japan loves Western culture, but they don't really understand a lot of it. They love Christmas -- the ultimate consumerist orgy, from their perspective (and they're not really wrong about that, are they?) -- but they don't really get it. You can go to Japan at Christmastime and see Santa Claus crucified on a cross. I'm not even kidding. I'm sure they don't have the faintest clue about what 'spade' might mean to some Americans in some contexts.
 
2012-07-25 09:33:03 PM  

SurelyShirley: 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".


They already have a car by that name. They just pronounce it funny. (And spell it funny, too.)
 
2012-07-25 10:11:53 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: 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.


As best as my feeble and all-too-brief Japanese education informs me..

A Japanese person *reading* English "Spade" would probably parse it as "S(u)-PAH-deh" (スパデ). There are few consonant clusters in Japanese, and s-p is not one of them, so they will probably add their default long-u vowel to the initial 'S'. At best they might come up with "S'pa-de," which would actually sound almost exactly the same to most Western ears. The resulting construction probably would sound a lot like 'spa-day' to Americans, but a Japanese person would still probably see it as a three-syllable word.

A Japanese person *hearing* the word "Spade" might imagine it as "S(u)-PE-I-d(u)" (スペイヅ), a *four* syllable word. There are no vowel diphthongs in Japanese. Rather, each vowel in what we could consider a diphthong is its own syllable. English long-a ("ay") becomes "e→i". And since all Japanese syllables are open (ending with a vowel), they'll add the customary nearly inaudible long-u to the terminal "d".
 
2012-07-25 10:14:15 PM  

John Buck 41: EABOD.


Ay, ay biatch lemme ask you this. So since you think the word Nova was automatically split into two words and then translated for some reason, do you scream at someone about to go into a counseling session like this..

"You're going to see THE RAPIST?? And you're paying for it????"

You enjoy calling people out for being ignorant, even when it isn't that big of a deal. Don't dish it out if you can't take it you ancient twat.
 
2012-07-25 10:19:17 PM  

elffster: 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.


The man has his own signature Rickenbacker. I don't think he worries much about what anyone thinks of his face. Besides, moles can be attractive.
 
2012-07-25 10:21:42 PM  

Johnny Lemonhead: Is it weird that I didn't know that was a slur?


Frankly, I no longer find it weird if anyone doesn't know anything. Sad, but not weird.
 
2012-07-25 10:45:25 PM  

bel4sucks: John Buck 41: EABOD.

Ay, ay biatch lemme ask you this. So since you think the word Nova was automatically split into two words and then translated for some reason, do you scream at someone about to go into a counseling session like this..

"You're going to see THE RAPIST?? And you're paying for it????"

You enjoy calling people out for being ignorant, even when it isn't that big of a deal. Don't dish it out if you can't take it you ancient twat.


GFY.
 
2012-07-25 10:51:17 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: 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.

As best as my feeble and all-too-brief Japanese education informs me..

A Japanese person *reading* English "Spade" would probably parse it as "S(u)-PAH-deh" (スパデ). There are few consonant clusters in Japanese, and s-p is not one of them, so they will probably add their default long-u vowel to the initial 'S'. At best they might come up with "S'pa-de," which would actually sound almost exactly the same to most Western ears. The resulting construction probably would sound a lot like 'spa-day' to Americans, but a Japanese person would still probably see it as a three-syllable word.

A Japanese person *hearing* the word "Spade" might imagine it as "S(u)-PE-I-d(u)" (スペイヅ), a *four* syllable word. There are no vowel diphthongs in Japanese. Rather, each vowel in what we could consider a diphthong is its own syllable. English long-a ("ay") becomes "e→i". And since all Japanese syllables are open (ending with a vowel), they'll add the customary nearly inaudible long-u to the terminal "d".


Isn't terminal D usually considered do with loan words? And why would they put 'i' in? If they're trying to get the word spade they'd use the 'long a' so S(u)-Pe-do (スペド) or they'd double the vowel, depending on how they hear it, to S(u)-Pe-E-do (スペード)
 
2012-07-25 11:28:05 PM  

Fat-D: 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....


CSS:

In Providence, there's a restaurant (Wes' Rib House), that happens to be on Dike Street in the west-side village of Olneyville. Their radio ads used to always end with "..in Olneyville, on Dike Street!" -- followed by some ambiguous stinger, such as, "Not my Barbie, too!" These stingers suddenly stopped. As it happened, I went there with some friends, and we asked them about it. They told us that the stingers had been considered offensive to lesbians, so they dropped them. I told them I'm a dyke, and not offended at all -- I thought they were funny, and it was too bad some people were offended, but I accepted it. A few months later, the stingers started up again, and again we were there and I asked about that. They said that it turned out no *actual* lesbians were offended. Rather, some busybodies had decided to be offended on our behalf -- when in fact, a number of us went out of our way to tell them the opposite.

I'm also reminded of the Far Side / Jane Goodall Institute incident.

None of which is to say that it's always wrong to be offended on someone else's behalf. Only that one should be absolutely sure of obvious and intentional offence.
 
2012-07-26 12:16:53 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: A crank-bait bass lure?

Not making the connection.


Top-water jig

Google it for plenty of racist assholeishness...
 
2012-07-26 08:46:49 AM  

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.


Wrong, go to snoops and read the article.
 
2012-07-26 09:10:37 AM  

John Buck 41: GFY.


No thanks biatch, I use ya girls for that.
 
2012-07-26 09:00:31 PM  

bel4sucks: John Buck 41: GFY.

No thanks biatch, I use ya girls for that.


Yer pritty clevah wen it cumz ta insultz. Nawt.
 
2012-07-26 10:23:07 PM  

John Buck 41: Yer pritty clevah wen it cumz ta insultz. Nawt.


Lolololololol this coming from the ancient coont that so far has used "EABOD" and :GFY" as weak ass comebacks. Just shut the fark up old man. I'd tell ya to go sit by the window, but shouldn't you be getting your ass to that menial job you had to take because of bad life choices?
 
2012-07-26 11:42:24 PM  
I

bel4sucks: John Buck 41: Yer pritty clevah wen it cumz ta insultz. Nawt.

Lolololololol this coming from the ancient coont that so far has used "EABOD" and :GFY" as weak ass comebacks. Just shut the fark up old man. I'd tell ya to go sit by the window, but shouldn't you be getting your ass to that menial job you had to take because of bad life choices?


I am going to relish the day when you are an 'ancient old coont' drooling over your lap(top).

SMD.
 
2012-07-27 01:28:26 AM  
Everyone gets old biatch, but it doesn't have to be done in the bitter pissy old man style you seem to have adopted. Or maybe you were just a biatch your whole life.

So next time you decide to call someone out because they are SO much less intelligent than you are, think back to this thread, and realize you're wrong at least once a day, every day. Then maybe learn to shut the fark up.
 
2012-07-27 08:43:48 AM  
Your rage amuses me.
 
2012-07-27 10:57:43 AM  
bel4sucks & John Buck 41, please don't threadjack with your little spat. Take it to email or something and hook up for the hate sex. Thank you.

This supposed to be about shiatty ass cars with shiatty ass names.
 
2012-07-27 08:45:32 PM  

Saberus Terras: bel4sucks & John Buck 41, please don't threadjack with your little spat. Take it to email or something and hook up for the hate sex. Thank you.

This supposed to be about shiatty ass cars with shiatty ass names.


I like the ignore philosophy in your profile.
 
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