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(Digital Spy)   Matt Lauer says "Indian giver" live on The Today Show, comes under fire from various organizations. If only he could take it back   (digitalspy.com) divider line 23
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2012-08-07 12:37:27 PM
4 votes:

ShawnDoc: Growing up, I always thought this was a comment on how the US Government would "give" land to the Indians via treaty, and then take it back when settlers wanted it or oil/gold/whatever was discovered on it.

But apparently that's wrong.


No, that sounds right, but everyone wanted it to be offensive because it contains the word 'Indian'. People love finding out words or phrases are offensive so they can reply with their pre-programmed response when someone says it. It's a great way to make yourself appear more educated/socially conscious than the person you're 'correcting'.
2012-08-07 11:18:13 AM
3 votes:
Indian Giver, Indeed

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2012-08-07 09:44:20 AM
3 votes:
I think I speak for right-thinking people everywhere who don't get their panties in a knot every time someone looks at them crosseyed, when I say "meh".
2012-08-07 07:04:35 AM
3 votes:
Lauer's a lib, he'll just walk away from it and the rest of the media will say nothing about his racist remark.

If a Republican had said this, Lauer would be one of the first to demand he resign in disgrace.
2012-08-07 11:03:35 AM
2 votes:
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2012-08-07 08:18:39 AM
2 votes:
and they blame Ann Curry for the downfall of the Today show?
Lauer is a boob.
2012-08-07 07:32:22 AM
2 votes:

Kevin72: Lionel Mandrake: Kevin72: For those who don't want to click the link above and enjoy laughing at bubblegum music:

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Is the the Land O' Lakes squaw? That tramp sure gets around.

Were you aware that you could fold up the Land 'O Lakes squaw's knees to breast level and they really looked like boobies?


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2012-08-07 06:43:48 AM
2 votes:
I hope NBC doesn't use this opportunity to Jew him down when his contract comes up for renewal.
2012-08-07 05:31:37 AM
2 votes:
Growing up, I always thought this was a comment on how the US Government would "give" land to the Indians via treaty, and then take it back when settlers wanted it or oil/gold/whatever was discovered on it.

But apparently that's wrong.
2012-08-07 12:49:19 PM
1 votes:

PYROY: ShawnDoc: Growing up, I always thought this was a comment on how the US Government would "give" land to the Indians via treaty, and then take it back when settlers wanted it or oil/gold/whatever was discovered on it.

But apparently that's wrong.

No, that sounds right, but everyone wanted it to be offensive because it contains the word 'Indian'. People love finding out words or phrases are offensive so they can reply with their pre-programmed response when someone says it. It's a great way to make yourself appear more educated/socially conscious than the person you're 'correcting'.


THIS
2012-08-07 12:28:21 PM
1 votes:
Why is this term offensive towards Native Americans? Is it because they are not "Indian"?

Shouldn't white people be offended since it is a derogatory term based on their actions?
2012-08-07 11:59:00 AM
1 votes:
so he got jewed out of the panties?

what a gyp
2012-08-07 11:41:15 AM
1 votes:

GibbyTheMole: I think I speak for right-thinking people everywhere who don't get their panties in a knot every time someone looks at them crosseyed, when I say "meh".


Pretty much. It takes to much effort to get outraged everyday for me. I have more important things to worry about and do. You are welcome to speak for me.
2012-08-07 11:28:24 AM
1 votes:

EyeballKid: sphere of acceptable risk: Should have gone with 'renege'.

/and mispronounced it

ree-neej?


It is pronounced: Ree-ni*BONG*
2012-08-07 11:17:18 AM
1 votes:
Indian giver, queer as a three dollar bill, ni**er rich, drunk as a sailor, aren't these all passe' ?
I'm sure there are plenty more examples, but who even says things like that anymore, Jeeze.
2012-08-07 10:47:50 AM
1 votes:
Between this and going to a promo with a monkey doing gymnastics right after Gabby Douglas won the gold, how many racially offensive things is NBC going to blunder into before this Olympics is over?
2012-08-07 07:34:57 AM
1 votes:
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Leave Matt Lauer Alone!
2012-08-07 06:37:56 AM
1 votes:
That should jerk a few knees.
2012-08-07 06:32:20 AM
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: Growing up, I always thought this was a comment on how the US Government would "give" land to the Indians via treaty, and then take it back when settlers wanted it or oil/gold/whatever was discovered on it.

But apparently that's wrong.


Im not sure it is, but hell, its a chance for everyone to get their loin cloths in a bunch...
2012-08-07 06:31:25 AM
1 votes:
The term "Indian giver" refers to someone who gives a present and then wants it back, and is offensive to Native Americans.

"Indian giver" comes from "Indian gift" the practice of "equal trade." It started off as a way for white people to understand that this was a transaction. So in order for it to make any kind of sense as an insult, the giver in question would be the one giving to and taking from the Indian, not the other way around. Anybody could tell you that the only people who have ever been consistently screwed on transactions and gifts are the Native Americans, not the Anglos.

But yeah, as mentioned above, who the hell says "Indian giver?"
2012-08-07 05:51:58 AM
1 votes:

namatad: who the fark uses "indian giver" these days???
LOL

I have used it at times. I have no problem using it, just not something that fits in a sentence typically.
2012-08-07 05:50:06 AM
1 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com

"Chief, my people are a people of law, and that law is... No backsies".
2012-08-07 03:08:30 AM
1 votes:
who the fark uses "indian giver" these days???
LOL
 
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