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(Jalopnik)   Toyota introduces their newest minivan, the Toyota Spade. Surprisingly, some people have a problem with this   (jalopnik.com) divider line 370
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2012-07-25 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.
 
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