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(Opposing Views)   Arkansas cop fired for using the term "jigaboo" on camera. Jury still out on whether he time-travelled here from 1922 or 1923   (opposingviews.com) divider line 199
    More: Dumbass, Arkansas, David Edgmon, Fraternal Order of Police, costume party, jury  
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2013-09-21 07:23:41 PM  
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The Chicken Boo community frowns on your shenanigans.
 
2013-09-21 07:24:57 PM  
Jiggaboo or jigabo is from a Bantu verb tshikabo, meaning meek or servile.  Usually used among lighter-skinned African-Americans to refer to ones of very dark complexion.  Var.  jiggabo, jigarooni, jijjiboo, zigabo, jig, jigg, jiggy, jigga, jigger.

However there is some cross over.  In the mid-18th Century, jig and jigger were mining terms.

Jig - A pulley wheel in the haulage system, usually at top of an incline.
Jigger - The person, usually a lad, who operated the jig.
 
2013-09-21 07:28:13 PM  

Gyrfalcon: That was when we learned that even dictionaries were sanitized for your consumption.


My favorite example is from a 1950s edition of the Oxford English Dictionary:
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2013-09-21 07:28:35 PM  

The Southern Dandy: They have racist people in Oklahoma?  Pshaw!  Nobody will ever believe that.


Oklahoma?
 
2013-09-21 07:29:23 PM  

BummerDuck: Are you a racist if you hate everyone equally?


Nah, that's filed under misanthropist. Or in the common lingo, "asshole"
 
2013-09-21 07:30:35 PM  

Amos Quito: In case you ever find yourself at a loss for words, Wikipedia provides a handy List of Ethnic Slurs - covering everything from "Abbie" to "Zipperhead".

Enjoy!

Don't use a carpet hammer when only a sledge will do:
http://www.rsdb.org/full
 
2013-09-21 07:31:57 PM  
What the hell is a jigaboo?

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2013-09-21 07:35:50 PM  
The jig is up!

And gone!
 
2013-09-21 07:40:38 PM  
I was warned about using the term "jig" to refer to a machinists stencil, as it could be considered racist. Had to use "stencil" instead, which is pretty dumb.

Why do you think it's called a jigsaw?
 
2013-09-21 07:51:47 PM  

SquiggsIN: Why would spear-chucker be an insult to any certain ethnicity? All of our ancestors hunted with spears, right?


And people of all races eat watermelon, right?
And people of all races have been lynched by mobs, right?

See! Racism is impossible!

You are racist for mentioning racism!!!
 
2013-09-21 07:54:55 PM  
Anybody who is offended by anything just needs to grow up.
 
2013-09-21 07:55:19 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: 2wolves: "Dead honky"

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Damn, but that was funny


Came for this.  RIP Mr. Pryor.
 
2013-09-21 07:55:38 PM  
dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2013-09-21 07:56:12 PM  

jaytkay: And people of all races have been lynched by mobs, right?


Except Samoans. They don't make ropes that strong. Or trees.
 
2013-09-21 08:00:00 PM  

DrPainMD: Anybody who is offended by anything just needs to grow up.


You take that back.
 
2013-09-21 08:02:25 PM  
ts1.mm.bing.net
 
2013-09-21 08:04:06 PM  
Any word from the macacas?
 
2013-09-21 08:05:01 PM  
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www.frierworks.com

/ ... than a Chinese phonebook
 
2013-09-21 08:05:15 PM  

Ivo Shandor: My favorite example is from a 1950s edition of the Oxford English Dictionary:


Unrelated to this topic, but look up "computer" in your antique dictionary.
 
2013-09-21 08:11:47 PM  

llamalarity: Ivo Shandor: My favorite example is from a 1950s edition of the Oxford English Dictionary:

Unrelated to this topic, but look up "computer" in your antique dictionary.


And then look up "twerking".
 
2013-09-21 08:18:22 PM  
I've never heard the term - sounds like something Ned Flanders would say.

Hidily ho!
 
2013-09-21 08:28:18 PM  
The darkie community frowns on this cop's shenanigans.
 
2013-09-21 08:31:23 PM  

jaytkay: Danger Avoid Death: Molavian: Better get working on the filter for jigaboo.

Are we going to have a "J-word" now?

No, that's taken already.


I laughed way too hard at that...
 
2013-09-21 08:37:57 PM  
I used the word "nubianrdly" to describe a problem in one of our tech meetings and about half the peoples heads turned sideways with a "?".

After the meeting I looked it up - it is a much older word than the N bomb and has Norse origins so is unrelated. Kinda dropped it from my vocab regardless.
 
2013-09-21 08:42:22 PM  

zzrhardy: I used the word "nubianrdly" to describe a problem in one of our tech meetings and about half the peoples heads turned sideways with a "?".

After the meeting I looked it up - it is a much older word than the N bomb and has Norse origins so is unrelated. Kinda dropped it from my vocab regardless.


Nubian, please.
 
2013-09-21 08:45:00 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: I find it silly that we still to this day let words carry this much weight and taboo to them. So, you can call someone every negative term in the book, as long as it doesn't have any racial connotations? But wait, everyone knows that there is still a rating system of "taboo" racist terminology. Anything referring to African Americans is automatically super super serially taboo, followed by Hispanics, Asians, etc. Racist white terminology is so low grade taboo that depending on the situation, most of the time it is allowed - even in court to be an acceptable adjective. Then you look at TV of what "acceptable" terms there exist and it is even more laughable. The officer was drunk and yelling at some black guys for apparently blowing smoke in his face allegedly. As long as his behavior is not reflected in his ability to perform his job in an unbiased manner, I don't really care. I also do not blame the PD for firing him because his words reflect poorly on the PD. The notion however, that "some" racist terms are acceptable or more acceptable than others and there is a weight and rating system is stupid however.


Some words are more offensive in their intent, whether or not they have any racial context.

Some words are racially charged due to our unique history, especially slavery and jim crow and all that surrounded that.

To suggest that some words/terms should not be more offensive than others is naivete on a supreme level.
 
2013-09-21 08:45:52 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: The darkie community frowns on this cop's shenanigans.


Paging  Danger Aviod DeathDanger Aviod Death please pick up the nearest courtesy phone...
 
2013-09-21 08:45:58 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: The term "jigaboo" is about heritage, not hate.


And pie. delicious pie.
 
2013-09-21 08:48:32 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: The darkie community frowns on this cop's shenanigans.


TinyFist: Uranus Is Huge!: The darkie community frowns on this cop's shenanigans.

Paging  Danger Aviod Death,  Danger Aviod Death please pick up the nearest courtesy phone...


bike29.com

Thanks, TinyFist! Trifecta achieved.

/God, I'm bored today.
//every college football game on right now is a freaking blowout.
 
2013-09-21 08:50:33 PM  

JerkyMeat: That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.


I prefer to go back even further, and use 'Moor.'
 
2013-09-21 08:52:49 PM  

Vector R: JerkyMeat: That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.

I prefer to go back even further, and use 'Moor.'


Othello wants to punch you in the face.
 
2013-09-21 08:56:22 PM  

a particular individual: zzrhardy: I used the word "nubianrdly" to describe a problem in one of our tech meetings and about half the peoples heads turned sideways with a "?".

After the meeting I looked it up - it is a much older word than the N bomb and has Norse origins so is unrelated. Kinda dropped it from my vocab regardless.

Nubian, please.


heystupid.files.wordpress.com
What's a nubian?
 
2013-09-21 08:57:46 PM  
Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?
 
2013-09-21 09:00:00 PM  

dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?


Great. Now I'm hungry for some macaroons.
 
2013-09-21 09:01:08 PM  

dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?


If you can use them with the correct fractional derivation, sure.
 
2013-09-21 09:03:08 PM  
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2013-09-21 09:04:27 PM  
growing up in the late 70's on LI, we called this a jigaboo hat .. not sure why ..

/owned one in blue paisley
//I'm white
///grew up scared
 
2013-09-21 09:08:05 PM  

JerkyMeat: That's exactly why I use the term "spear chucker" under those kinds of circumstances.  Gotta keep it under the radar.


I prefer the term Coon myself
 
2013-09-21 09:08:18 PM  
oops..
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2013-09-21 09:10:00 PM  

dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?


Only if spoken to a poltroon floating on a pontoon in a lagoon.
 
2013-09-21 09:11:51 PM  

petec: oops..
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Where'd you get a picture of my hat?
 
2013-09-21 09:12:51 PM  

Dimensio: FloydA: When he realized he was being filmed, Edgmon said, "Get out of my f---ing face. Get this illegal product, f---ing jigaboo s--- out of my f---ing face."...  He testified that he did not realize that "jigaboo" was an offensive term


Sure, that sounds legit.

He is taking it back!


Porchmonkey for life!
 
2013-09-21 09:13:24 PM  

Son of Thunder: dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?

Only if spoken to a poltroon floating on a pontoon in a lagoon.


Don't be a baboon.
 
2013-09-21 09:20:34 PM  

SquiggsIN: Why would spear-chucker be an insult to any certain ethnicity?  All of our ancestors hunted with spears, right?

I didn't grow up in an overly racist town (sadly there are a lot of racists in my state still) and didn't have too many racist people around me.  The worst thing i remember is the kids on the bus calling one boy "burrito" ... and quite honestly, at the time, I didn't realize they were doing it because he was Hispanic... i really was that naive.


You clearly still are that naive if you honestly cannot see why spear-chucker was/is an insult used to denigrate persons of African decent.

Nonetheless to clarify; it is insulting as it refers to how when Europeans (as typified by the major colonial powers) encountered the natives of various parts of Africa they were able to relatively easily subjugate those populations through the use of superior technology whilst said Africans were only armed with spears and other primitive weapons.  Having given up use of the spear and the like as primary weapons several centuries earlier it was seen as proof of European superiority, much as today's iPod user would scoff at someone using a cassette tape Walkman.
 
2013-09-21 09:22:09 PM  

Greymalkin: SquiggsIN: Why would spear-chucker be an insult to any certain ethnicity?  All of our ancestors hunted with spears, right?

I didn't grow up in an overly racist town (sadly there are a lot of racists in my state still) and didn't have too many racist people around me.  The worst thing i remember is the kids on the bus calling one boy "burrito" ... and quite honestly, at the time, I didn't realize they were doing it because he was Hispanic... i really was that naive.

You clearly still are that naive if you honestly cannot see why spear-chucker was/is an insult used to denigrate persons of African decent.

Nonetheless to clarify; it is insulting as it refers to how when Europeans (as typified by the major colonial powers) encountered the natives of various parts of Africa they were able to relatively easily subjugate those populations through the use of superior technology whilst said Africans were only armed with spears and other primitive weapons.  Having given up use of the spear and the like as primary weapons several centuries earlier it was seen as proof of European superiority, much as today's iPod user would scoff at someone using a cassette tape Walkman.


you would have thought that the subjugation itself was proof enough of the European superiority ;)
 
2013-09-21 09:22:54 PM  
He must have been fired for something else. Cops shoot innocent people in the face and get away with it. This cop wasn't fired just for calling someone a name.
 
2013-09-21 09:23:23 PM  

Greymalkin: Having given up use of the spear and the like as primary weapons several centuries earlier it was seen as proof of European superiority, much as today's iPod user would scoff at someone using a cassette tape Walkman.


Hey, don't talk to me about those stupid, dirty walkies.
 
2013-09-21 09:23:34 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: Son of Thunder: dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?

Only if spoken to a poltroon floating on a pontoon in a lagoon.

Don't be a baboon.


He got dragooned by a maroon.
 
2013-09-21 09:23:53 PM  
What's wrong with my cassette tape Walkman?

That's just hurtful.
 
2013-09-21 09:28:51 PM  

FrancoFile: Danger Avoid Death: Son of Thunder: dryknife: Quadroon, octoroon and quintroon  still OK to use?

Only if spoken to a poltroon floating on a pontoon in a lagoon.

Don't be a baboon.

He got dragooned by a maroon.


In a monsoon.
 
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