Yeah, stop it!
Needs more cowbell!
Say a prayer for all your friends and lovers waiting,
so sad and patient by your side.
Say a prayer for all your dreams in need of saving;
it only takes a day to turn the tide.
-Grey Revell, Save a Prayercard for the Devilman
Considering that Life is not as Black or White as your two answer poll seems to indicate, I cannot in good conscience lend my support for or against it's reliability in securing a definitive direction of intent among the membership. Had you offered more choices to signify the diversity that exists in all cultures, I might be talked into providing an opinion.
That said, I have no opinion.
I love polls!
I have the Scouts lash them together and make things...oh...wait a minute...
Why don't you start a poll to see how many is reasonable
There is only one clear solution. We should poll Poles on poles about the number of polls we should have and whether they should have poles in them. But before we do that, lets poll some poles about the Poles on poles poll position to determine a pole position from which to poll the position of the Poles position.
After all, they are on poles.
We need some women on the polls.
Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.
Forget the pole, just the women will do just fine.
How many of you are Poles? Actually i've never even been to Poland, although i had a shop teacher in high school that used to call us all Pollocks!
That would probably be Polacks, which is the equivalent of calling Chinese people Chinkys or any number of national epithets.
There used to be and probably still is an eatery in B-more called Pollock Johnny's. A "Pollock all the way" is masticating heaven. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
Not really on topic, but being fresh off the word association thread and all. And what with ll the talk about poles and such, well, I associated with one of my baser instincts.
No I think he was comparing us to the painter. (you know....Jackson Pollock)Originally Posted by The Seldom Kill
If you danced like that back then, I can see why he would make the comparison.Originally Posted by Ranger
WHERE THE @#$(*(# IS THAT COWBELL REFERENCE FROM???
I keep hearing it but I've no idea what the original joke was. I feel so left out of modern culture.
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But working at a job where I can't surf BikeForums all day any more...
Isn't it funny how standards work... certain words, like those 2 above, are acceptable for most people but using the same racial slang for a certain "other" group is considered unacceptable?Originally Posted by The Seldom Kill
Kinda like calling black people [Censored]s.
Like, "Check out those [Censored]s standing at the street corner."
In this day and age, "Jap" is racially insensitive.
Kind of like calling you a "Texican".
I wouldn't say that they are acceptable, even in today's occasionally unenlightened society, however there is acceptance of referencing them rather than directing them. However I do appreciate the double standard at play here.Originally Posted by slvoid
I did consider using [Censored] but there were two reasons why I didn't. Chinky is a more direct corrolory, being about people from a specific nation rather than an entire race. Also, I would have been lynched from the closest lampost if I had so uncautiously used the term [Censored]. In essence [Censored] carries far more weight than Chinky ever could, primarily for reasons of history and I suspect it will be a long time before it is no longer the word that non-black people should not even be allowed to think. And yes, I know and acept that my usage of the term Chinky may well be unacceptable to some.
IMHO we should be free to use racial and social epithets in terms of reference in order that we can promote the open and productive discussion that would lead to a decline in the ignorance that has spawned such terms. However, that is a discussion for the P&R, should the moderators ever be brave enough to let it take place.
How do you sink a Polish battleship?Originally Posted by Stacey
Put it in water.