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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 86
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2012-07-24 08:27:51 PM  
19 votes:
Sadly we can't see the grill.
2012-07-24 09:08:07 PM  
17 votes:
Does the horn go "Honkey honkey" ?
2012-07-24 08:03:20 PM  
15 votes:
Toyota Spade?

After that whole accelerator fiasco of theirs, I think I'd rather buy a Nissan Darkie.
2012-07-24 09:22:26 PM  
13 votes:
Ok, we re-tooled with a new name. Our new campaign even has a mascot.

s4.hubimg.com
2012-07-24 08:35:50 PM  
10 votes:
Still better than the AMC Niglet.
2012-07-24 08:10:16 PM  
10 votes:
Can I get one in black?
2012-07-24 06:12:44 PM  
10 votes:
Gardening is racist.
2012-07-24 08:15:55 PM  
8 votes:
i.imgur.com

Spearchucker...
2012-07-24 09:07:02 PM  
7 votes:
Will it be attractive? Successful?
2012-07-24 08:17:09 PM  
7 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'


It's not news, it's Pajero.com.
2012-07-24 09:08:23 PM  
6 votes:
They'll probably just change the name. Otherwise, this situation could become a huge tar baby for them.
2012-07-24 09:05:07 PM  
6 votes:
These are dark times for Toyota.
2012-07-24 06:01:06 PM  
6 votes:
Do I need to find another name for a card suit?

/sometimes you have to call a spade a spade
2012-07-24 09:14:10 PM  
5 votes:
www.mysterynet.com

Now hold on a minute there.
2012-07-24 09:12:51 PM  
5 votes:
The card suit community frowns on your shenanigans.
2012-07-24 09:11:59 PM  
5 votes:
Wait, spade is racist now? I can't call a spade a spade anymore?
2012-07-24 09:08:08 PM  
5 votes:
i45.photobucket.com

approves
2012-07-24 09:06:05 PM  
5 votes:
It's a cheap knock-off of the Honda Afro-American.
2012-07-24 09:04:24 PM  
5 votes:
Oh no, it's cool, we're taking it back.
2012-07-24 09:28:51 PM  
4 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 09:09:14 PM  
4 votes:
This thread is whiter than a Mitt Romney rally.
2012-07-24 09:03:41 PM  
4 votes:
Does it come w/ a Hoodie?
2012-07-24 10:04:11 PM  
3 votes:
Not a single gag about chains on the tires in winter?

Sorry. I'll go now.
2012-07-24 09:20:34 PM  
3 votes:
It reminds me of the Commodore Pet (which means 'fart' in French).

/Yes, I'm old, but perfectly preserved.
2012-07-24 09:15:54 PM  
3 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 09:11:33 PM  
3 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 09:06:09 PM  
3 votes:
What's the Lexus version going to be?

The Lexus Negroid?
2012-07-24 09:37:15 PM  
2 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 09:30:56 PM  
2 votes:
We should export a car over there. I'm thinking the Chevy Nip.
2012-07-24 09:23:17 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:21:23 PM  
2 votes:
If any car company needs a Spade, it's Dodge or Chrysler.
2012-07-24 09:20:05 PM  
2 votes:
What's the problem, they are just calling a spade a spade.
2012-07-24 09:15:50 PM  
2 votes:
oh c'mon! Its not like black people drive toyotas anyway!
2012-07-24 09:15:32 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:15:17 PM  
2 votes:
No belt to replace.
2012-07-24 09:14:40 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:11:27 PM  
2 votes:

elffster: Does it come w/ a Hoodie?


That's the convertible version, to be released next year.
2012-07-24 09:07:10 PM  
2 votes:

Ed Finnerty: Still better than the AMC Niglet.


The Pontiac Pickaninny was almost as bad as the Aztek.
2012-07-24 08:13:39 PM  
2 votes:

BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?


It's the only card I need
2012-07-24 08:12:24 PM  
2 votes:
neritz: Can I get one in black?

So you want an Ace of Spades?
2012-07-25 02:02:30 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:49:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:31:43 AM  
1 votes:
Spade:

www.gardeningoncloud9.com

Nappy Headed Hoe:

www.emmitsburg.net
2012-07-24 10:54:19 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:44:32 PM  
1 votes:
www.jlpp.org
2012-07-24 10:36:46 PM  
1 votes:
i6.photobucket.com

Please.
2012-07-24 10:14:10 PM  
1 votes:
I'm saving up for the Ferrari mulignan.
2012-07-24 10:12:16 PM  
1 votes:
Does it have a big... trunk?
2012-07-24 10:07:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:05:37 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:04:27 PM  
1 votes:
I suppose they developed this vehicle to compete with the Ford Excape.
2012-07-24 09:52:39 PM  
1 votes:
Does it get better gas mileage than the Spik?
2012-07-24 09:41:00 PM  
1 votes:

markie_farkie: Pajero is a term for 'One who masturbates constantly'


Introducing the new Toyota FAPPER.
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 09:28:24 PM  
1 votes:

PhiloeBedoe: Will it be attractive? Successful?


I'm going with "articulate" and "well-spoken"
2012-07-24 09:27:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:26:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:25:13 PM  
1 votes:

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


Yes -- and you are the punchline.
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 09:22:21 PM  
1 votes:

BronyMedic: So you want an Ace of Spades?


That's a trick question. Lemmy is God.
2012-07-24 09:22:02 PM  
1 votes:
I think Toyota is just f'n with the United States. They gave us the Venza aka toilet seat in Japanese.
2012-07-24 09:20:55 PM  
1 votes:
Huuuuuhhhhh, fixed female cats are offended?

// why did they call the spade the spade?
2012-07-24 09:20:27 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:19:25 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'


Sure, but those people probably aren't going to have time to buy a car.
2012-07-24 09:18:56 PM  
1 votes:
I don't get it? Let me read thru post to see if I become enlightened.
2012-07-24 09:18:35 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:18:20 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:
I wonder if the carpet comes in Nappy.
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 09:17:44 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah.... I liked it better when it was called the Peugeot 1007.

thumbnails.hulu.com
2012-07-24 09:17:37 PM  
1 votes:
Will it be capable of extremely fast speeds but for 90 percent of the time drive very slowly?
2012-07-24 09:17:09 PM  
1 votes:
While not a racial slur, Chevy had the famous "Nova", which translates in Spanish to "doesn't go" when spoken.
2012-07-24 09:17:04 PM  
1 votes:
Nothing to see here....


...except a Mazda Bongo.

www.japan-partner.com
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 09:16:16 PM  
1 votes:
blackandmarriedwithkids.com

Say what?
2012-07-24 09:15:56 PM  
1 votes:

"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 09:13:04 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:12:05 PM  
1 votes:
Supposedly, Honda tried to market the Fit in Sweden as the "Fita." It's slang for vagina.
2012-07-24 09:11:53 PM  
1 votes:
The Chrysler Colored Boy wagon.
2012-07-24 09:11:27 PM  
1 votes:

dahmers love zombie: Spearchucker...


Dead honky!
2012-07-24 09:10:09 PM  
1 votes:

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

Spearchucker...


Came here for "DEAD honky." Leaving satisfied.
2012-07-24 09:09:57 PM  
1 votes:
Toyota's playing the race card, hmmm?
2012-07-24 09:09:23 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:07:55 PM  
1 votes:
www.californiaclassix.com

/only $450 from the impound lot
2012-07-24 09:04:15 PM  
1 votes:
Whoever had a problem with this deserves to be shot and left to bleed out in a ditch somewhere.
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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