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31 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

Some folks in B.C used to call Brazil nuts, n..... toes, best part was trying to explain it to me how it wasn’t racist.

I am sorry, I grew up in a place that had zero black people and even back when I was a kid in the 80s I knew that word was offensive.

 

Yep. I've heard that one too....they were always "Brazils" in our house, but my parents were always pretty "woke" for people who were born is the 20's and 30's....

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4 minutes ago, RUPERTKBD said:

Yep. I've heard that one too....they were always "Brazils" in our house, but my parents were always pretty "woke" for people who were born is the 20's and 30's....

I am surprised that they still use term scalping tickets on TV as well as paddy wagon.
Same goes with getting gyped.
 

For a long time I thought it was pronounced getting chipped, once I learned that it has to do with Gypsies I stopped using it.
It’s when people say trying to Jew me down and act shocked that it’s offensive.

 

 

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:lol: BBC with a bit of egg on their face, after running an interview today with someone who claimed to be US Senator, Cory Booker....

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/bbc-issues-apology-after-airing-interview-with-person-pretending-to-be-us-senator-cory-booker/ar-BB1ecOmh?li=AAggNb9

 

Oooops.....:blush:

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4 hours ago, CBH1926 said:

I am surprised that they still use term scalping tickets on TV as well as paddy wagon.
Same goes with getting gyped.
 

For a long time I thought it was pronounced getting chipped, once I learned that it has to do with Gypsies I stopped using it.
It’s when people say trying to Jew me down and act shocked that it’s offensive.

 

 

huh, how about that... I thought it was getting 'jipped' and never thought anything of it. Had no idea it was based on gypsy origins. How is scalping tickets offensive?

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3 minutes ago, I.Am.Ironman said:

huh, how about that... I thought it was getting 'jipped' and never thought anything of it. Had no idea it was based on gypsy origins. How is scalping tickets offensive?

More coffee. 

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On 3/2/2021 at 10:53 PM, 4petesake said:

This has been a really bad week for the right. First Mr. Potatohead loses his Mr, his moustache and his penis and now Dr. Suess. It was funny at first to watch them lose their sh#& but after hearing Don Jr lamenting that he knew Cat in the Hat by heart I’m starting to feel really bad about it. :(

I can handle it. As long as Dick and Jane aren’t on the chopping block. Run Spot run. Hide Puff hide. Ah the memories.

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2 hours ago, I.Am.Ironman said:

huh, how about that... I thought it was getting 'jipped' and never thought anything of it. Had no idea it was based on gypsy origins. How is scalping tickets offensive?

Scalping comes from the Native Indian act of removing a scalp as a war trophy. Nowadays it has come to mean being a middle man or taking a little off the top as in ticket scalping or stock trading.

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9 hours ago, I.Am.Ironman said:

huh, how about that... I thought it was getting 'jipped' and never thought anything of it. Had no idea it was based on gypsy origins. How is scalping tickets offensive?

Term scalping is connected to Native tribes that used to scalp their enemies.

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Breaking news folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Today is March 4th and...............

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Biden is still your president you filthy goobers!!!!

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7 hours ago, PistolPete13 said:

I can handle it. As long as Dick and Jane aren’t on the chopping block. Run Spot run. Hide Puff hide. Ah the memories.

We joke about it, but I clearly remember watching Disney films when my kids were small and there were a couple that really opened my eyes....

 

Peter Pan was the worst. He we are sitting as a family watching the movie and the word "Squaw" starts being thrown around....I had completely forgotten about that, as had my wife, who just happens to be from the Wet'suwet'en First Nation...

 

Another was Dumbo.....the crows singing "When I saw an Elephant fly" are clearly caricatures of "Uncle Remus" black men. (don't get me started on "Song of the South") Since Dumbo was my youngest daughter's favorite, (she loves elephants to this day, 20 years later) we got to watch that bit of racial insensitivity a lot....

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11 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

Breaking news folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Today is March 4th and...............

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Biden is still your president you filthy goobers!!!!

There's still time.....:unsure:

 

"Q" is wayyyyyy down the alphabet....:frantic:

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16 minutes ago, CBH1926 said:

Term scalping is connected to Native tribes that used to scalp their enemies.

....Cowboy walks into a Barber Shop on the reservation.....

 

"Yeah, just take a little off the top"....B)

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