Reconciling assholes for nearly a decade.

Oh no they didn't.

http://www.thestar.com/article/200265

We should retaliate with "bigot white."
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 8th, 2007 9:29pm
Wow, that's so crazy it's kind of funny. People in China labeling their export furniture that way. I mean, I doubt the Chinese even know what the word means. How did it get on the label? Must be some really strange story behind that, one that no one will ever know.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 9th, 2007 12:11am
It's totally unsurprising if you've seen any engrish at all.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
April 9th, 2007 1:50am
2007 and we still give so much power to a single fucking word.

The world needs to collectively grow the fuck up.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 9th, 2007 8:04am
It could have been "Hehe I don't think the Chinese manufacturer quite understands what he's printing on these labels.  Let's send a letter."

Instead it's "Here's my chance to get on the news!  I'll be famous for being offended!"
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 9th, 2007 8:04am
Nigger Brown used to be a legitimate name for a color. Kiwi made a shoe polish called "Nigger Brown" and then changed it to "Dark Tan" when the politics of the word changed. The term is still used in China because once upon a time it was used in America and they simply don't have any weird attachments to the word like Americans do.

Crayola recently change Indian Red to Chestnut because many children thought it meant Native Americans had red skin when in fact, it was named after the red clay sometimes used for pigment that can be found throughout India.

The fact we've become so obsessed with this word that we can't acknowledge its legitimate history and must jump to conclusions about people who use this word is just as sad as those who outlaw the existence of NAZI artifacts in some perverse attempt to prevent history from repeating.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 9th, 2007 8:42am
"as sad as those who outlaw the existence of NAZI artifacts in some perverse attempt to prevent history from repeating."


Yes because Nazism and slavery can never be repeated.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
April 9th, 2007 1:26pm
That's not what he said.  He *implied* that destroying the artifacts won't prevent them from repeating, and it won't.

If you ban swastikas then Nazis will choose another symbol, or no symbol.  Big deal.

Wouldn't you rather they make themselves readily identifiable using well-known iconography?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 9th, 2007 1:29pm
It's worked so far, despite the existence of fringe elements of skin-heads, neo-Nazi's, and White Supremecist organizations.

Once a philosophy has proven itself to be destructive and evil, you really shouldn't discount those methods being used to try to minimize it.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 1:48pm
Symbols != methods

What do you mean it's worked so far?  Are you an idiot?

Swastikas are not banned in the US.  Are there scores of Nazis marching on Washington?  The fact that Nazi iconography is banned in Germany is irrelevant.

I have a rock on my desk.  No bears have been in my cubicle since I got the rock, therefore the rock is an excellent bear deterrent.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 9th, 2007 1:50pm
Are you sure that's a rock? I think I shat that once.
Permalink a bear 
April 9th, 2007 2:51pm
> It's worked so far

Yes, you're right. So has showing I Love Lucy reruns. Correlation is not causation.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 9th, 2007 3:20pm
http://www.engrish.com/detail.php?imagename=big-person-black.jpg&category=Bags/Packaging&date=2004-12-10

When will the packaging madness end?
Permalink Bluebeard 
April 9th, 2007 3:56pm

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