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Jelly87



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Hey man, that was a solid FG reference. If you can't appreciate some light-hearted humour in this thread of racial slurs and republican women...than you sir, are the jerk.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:44 am
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Jelly87



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crash wrote:
Jelly87 wrote:
Coons?!?

well when we get racoons on the porch momma just swats em away with a broom!

that movie was the first time i heard the word.
Same here. I asked my uncle what it meant and got yelled at.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:46 am
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redball



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Oops.. I thought that was from The Jerk.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:51 am
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Jelly87



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baha my bad, i thought you were directly calling me a jerk. Well now...I sure do feel like a jerk.

The Jerk was an awesome movie. Wasn't it that one where he goes "IM IN THE PHONE BOOK! IM SOMEBODY!!" I did that when I moved into my first apt.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:54 am
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Mark in Minnesota



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Piker even attempted to defend his behavior by referring to freedom of speech, like there's such a thing as freedom of speech when you're writing on somebody else's Facebook wall. Or, for that matter, when you're writing on Facebook at all.

In fact, the Facebook terms of service include, among other things, this:
6. You will not post content that is hateful ...

So I find myself wondering why, given the press/media/blog attention that this has gotten, Facebook hasn't thrown this guy the fuck off their service already.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:05 pm
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Captiv8



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so we are gonna make fun of the person who was actually standing up to this racist bullshit cause she didn't know that coon was a racist term? i wish everyone didn't know it was a racist term so no one would use it.


maybe she should have looked it up first and played it off like she knew the whole time like most of you guys do.


What? Did you read the article? She lolled at his statement and later claimed that she was only agreeing to the first part. That's bullshit. I guarantee she didn't read half of his statement and immediately reply. And even if that was true she thought it was appropriate and clever to appropriate Obama in place of Osama. C'mon, Lord Shin. She knew and realized too late that she needed to do some serious backpedaling.
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box johnson



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Captiv8 wrote:
Shinigami wrote:
so we are gonna make fun of the person who was actually standing up to this racist bullshit cause she didn't know that coon was a racist term? i wish everyone didn't know it was a racist term so no one would use it.


maybe she should have looked it up first and played it off like she knew the whole time like most of you guys do.


What? Did you read the article? She lolled at his statement and later claimed that she was only agreeing to the first part. That's bullshit. I guarantee she didn't read half of his statement and immediately reply. And even if that was true she thought it was appropriate and clever to appropriate Obama in place of Osama. C'mon, Lord Shin. She knew and realized too late that she needed to do some serious backpedaling.


More to the point, she de-friended the people who called him out on it. There is some serious logical disconnect.

But I am interested to hear more about this toilet paper ration.
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:23 pm
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Sarcastro



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I think ya'll got your lines crossed, Shinigami wasn't defending the main woman in the article, he was (as I was in my first post) referencing the girl that asked what a coon was and then was horrified to find out the meaning.

If both girls are the same then I made a big mistake, and I think Shinigami did as well.

/talkingforothers
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redball wrote:
Oops.. I thought that was from The Jerk.

You're thinking of "jungle bunnies."
Post Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:00 pm
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crash



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i think shini is saying that he doesn't approve of making fun of Cassie Wallender for not knowing what coon meant.... he's not defending Audra Shay.
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Young Republican my ass. Bitch looks 45.
Post Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:23 am
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Captiv8



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crash wrote:
i think shini is saying that he doesn't approve of making fun of Cassie Wallender for not knowing what coon meant.... he's not defending Audra Shay.


Reading it over you and Sarcastro are right. My bad Shinigami.
Post Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:59 am
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Smurf Stomper



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Sarcastro wrote:
anomaly wrote:
i'm blown away it took that long for someone to realize that "coon" is a slur.
they even had to look it up.......


I thought that part was awesome. More people should be that ignorant.


It's surprising how many people don't know this is a racist term, at least here. I've called out so many people for saying "in a coon's age" and they honestly think that coon was just short for raccoon. Some people just don't know...
Post Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:24 pm
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Smurf Stomper wrote:
I've called out so many people for saying "in a coon's age"


I feel like I'm a connoisseur of both idioms and racial slurs and I've never encountered this one.

ETA: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1536/whats-the-origin-of-coons-age


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It actually refers to raccoons. The expression "in a coon's age" dates to the early 1800s, and to the folk belief that raccoons are long-lived. My pal Colibri of the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board says, "References differ, but a wild individual raccoon might live up to 5 to 7 years (average survival being much lower, though, probably 2-3 years), and in captivity they can live up to 14-17 years. So their lifespan is comparable to that of a dog."

In the early 1800s, it's doubtful if anyone knew how long raccoons actually lived, and two to three years in the wild is not really very long. But raccoon fur is hardy and reasonably durable, which might have given rise to the belief of longevity.

Many slang terms use the term "coon" to mean raccoon. Their black eye-mask and nocturnal habits suggest anthropomorphic parallels, so we get the term "coon" meaning to steal or pilfer, for instance. The word also was used in the 1830s to mean a rustic, a country-bumpkin. In 1840, the coon was the figurehead of the Whig Party. (Where are the Whigs now when we need them?)

Unfortunately, many of those negative stereotypes were applied to black people, hence the derogatory term "coon," first used in the 1850s but more commonly heard after 1890. Some etymologists speculate that the term was used because of the raccoon's dark coloring rather than its real or imagined behavior. Whatever the case, the usage is highly offensive today - heck, it was highly offensive back then. For that reason, "in a coon's age" makes many people uncomfortable, notwithstanding its innocent origin. You might try "in a dog's age" or "in donkey's years" (British), which have the same meaning. Or "in a month of Sundays," which avoids animals altogether. Better yet, do us all a favor and come up with an original expression. We haven't had a novel way of saying "for a long time" in a coon's age.

Dex



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