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    I like to think I’m about the least PC person there is, but terms meant to make fun of or criticize in some way a person’s national origin do depend on historical context, power imbalance, minority / persecuted status etc.

    For the most part, Americans, Canadians, Australians and northern Europeans who are also white and Protestant do not have a recent history of persecution against them and terms like “Frog”, “Kraut”, “Norskie” (me), “Yankee”, “Canuck”, etc. have no historical basis of being used as “weapons” or threats in and of themselves by a race or group of other people to subjugate and control. The terms “ni**er”, “k*ke”, “Jew”, “Jap”, “Wop”, “Spic”, “Towel Head” etc etc do in fact, in varying degrees of course, have a completely different connotation when one considers that they were, and are used as weapons – the utterance itself is a “threat”, based on history. Just use your own common sense and think about context when saying or typing the term.

    A “Yankee” calling a French person a “Frog, or a “Norskie” calling a German person a “Kraut” is not threatening. Depending on the situation, it could be considered somewhat derogatory and irritating, but not threatening in my opinion. I hope I’m making sense and that it is taken in the spirit in which it was meant.
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    Originally posted by SgtSchultz:
    The terms “ni**er”, “k*ke”, “Jew”, “Jap”, “Wop”, “Spic”, “Towel Head” etc etc do in fact, in varying degrees of course, have a completely different connotation when one considers that they were, and are used as weapons – the utterance itself is a “threat”, based on history. Just use your own common sense and think about context when saying or typing the term.
    Well said, and exactly what I've been saying all along, thank you.
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    Yeah, there are plenty of Cunnuks here. They don't mind that at all. Hell they have a hockey team with that name. The Canada posters let me know a long time ago where they draw the line. They were pretty pissed, but I learnt a lesson. Don't mess with Oh Canada!
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    No, the term "frog" is derogatory term to people who are french. It's not the same as "canuck". You can't use it on the air here because it's a culturally pejoritive term used to denegrate french people simply because they are french. I don't care what you guys say, it's a fact. It's even why Howard Stern got taken off the air in Quebec shortly after he started.

    If history is what is required I suggest you refer to Canadian history in general as it relates to french/english relations. There are very few french canadian people who will laugh if you call them frog. They'll think you are an asshole.

    Do you really want to wait 'til someone is using "frog" in their justification for killing french people?

    I thought all of the points had been made in the other thread Brett?

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    [ February 13, 2003, 05:09 PM: Message edited by: badkaraoke ]

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    You're only half-frog, BK. Don't let that get your undies in a bunch.

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    Ah yes, a picture of a frog. Poor Mike.

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    Relative of yours?

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    Sigh...doesn't get it.

    This lets me know how much I bug ya and that gives me a very warm feeling inside. It's great to think that deep in the heart of exotic Bloomington some pathetic geek is clenching his sphincter at my every utterance and whining that I be banned. You are proving that you are just the kind of pathetic insecure paint-by-numbers moron that I like to think I annoy.

    I now know that all my work here has reached out and touched at least one person. Every time you call me a frog you demonstrate that, so keep it up. In your case, I like it. It's definitely a "consider the source" kinda deal. You make yourself look just as pathetic as you probably are in real life.
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    PS: I have a bet going about how many times you'll call me a frog. Please continue. I'll let you know when to stop, ok Larson? Free lunch if you play along...

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    It really does bother you to be called a frog, doesn't it?

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    It really does bother you to be called a frog, doesn't it?
    That doesn't count. You have to call me a frog directly. Would you mind rephrasing? I'm far away from a free lunch at this point...come on man. Show me your hurt.

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    Whoops, I forgot about that. Let's try again.

    You're a frog, BK.

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    Originally posted by MikeL:
    Whoops, I forgot about that. Let's try again.

    You're a frog, BK.
    Oh! Oh! That's the ticket. Hey, I guess there's not much for a guy like you to do in Bloomington. 6000 posts?? You're in a wheelchair or something I hope. No larnyx?? I dunno.

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    Um ok. Bye to this.
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