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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 53
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2012-07-24 07:52:34 PM  
14 votes:
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 06:01:06 PM  
8 votes:
Do I need to find another name for a card suit?

/sometimes you have to call a spade a spade
2012-07-24 08:06:12 PM  
5 votes:
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 09:22:53 PM  
4 votes:
is this being sold in the US? no?

I fail to see the problem.
2012-07-24 06:12:44 PM  
4 votes:
Gardening is racist.
2012-07-24 09:16:54 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:07:02 PM  
3 votes:
Will it be attractive? Successful?
2012-07-24 09:19:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:17:09 PM  
2 votes:
While not a racial slur, Chevy had the famous "Nova", which translates in Spanish to "doesn't go" when spoken.
2012-07-24 09:11:33 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:08:07 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:04:15 PM  
2 votes:
Whoever had a problem with this deserves to be shot and left to bleed out in a ditch somewhere.
2012-07-24 09:03:41 PM  
2 votes:
Does it come w/ a Hoodie?
2012-07-24 09:02:49 PM  
2 votes:
oh ffs.

Its a stupid name but not for that reason.
2012-07-24 08:27:51 PM  
2 votes:
Sadly we can't see the grill.
2012-07-24 08:10:16 PM  
2 votes:
Can I get one in black?
2012-07-24 08:03:20 PM  
2 votes:
Toyota Spade?

After that whole accelerator fiasco of theirs, I think I'd rather buy a Nissan Darkie.
2012-07-25 02:03:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:23:40 AM  
1 votes:
some days i wish i could be black, just so i could respond to racist tags with love instead of hatred.
2012-07-25 06:48:23 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:33:33 AM  
1 votes:

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
2012-07-24 10:31:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:00:25 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:58:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:42:07 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, and don't get me started on those racist calendars.

thumbs.dreamstime.com
2012-07-24 09:38:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:37:15 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:32:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:28:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:28:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:25:13 PM  
1 votes:

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


Yes -- and you are the punchline.
2012-07-24 09:24:55 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:23:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:21:10 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:18:20 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:18:01 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:16:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:15:54 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:15:27 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:12:51 PM  
1 votes:
The card suit community frowns on your shenanigans.
2012-07-24 09:11:59 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, spade is racist now? I can't call a spade a spade anymore?
2012-07-24 09:08:23 PM  
1 votes:
They'll probably just change the name. Otherwise, this situation could become a huge tar baby for them.
2012-07-24 09:08:08 PM  
1 votes:
i45.photobucket.com

approves
2012-07-24 09:08:07 PM  
1 votes:
Does the horn go "Honkey honkey" ?
2012-07-24 09:07:10 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: Still better than the AMC Niglet.


The Pontiac Pickaninny was almost as bad as the Aztek.
2012-07-24 09:06:05 PM  
1 votes:
It's a cheap knock-off of the Honda Afro-American.
2012-07-24 09:05:07 PM  
1 votes:
These are dark times for Toyota.
2012-07-24 09:04:24 PM  
1 votes:
Oh no, it's cool, we're taking it back.
2012-07-24 08:42:30 PM  
1 votes:

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


+1! Would read again.
2012-07-24 08:35:50 PM  
1 votes:
Still better than the AMC Niglet.
2012-07-24 08:15:55 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

Spearchucker...
2012-07-24 08:13:39 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?


It's the only card I need
2012-07-24 05:50:20 PM  
1 votes:
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'
 
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