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11-10-2015, 10:36 AM
Phrases you never knew were racist
I found these 6 phrases interesting. I'd have guessed two of them were racist in origin, but not the other 4.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5617faa4e4b0e66ad4c7b8f8

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11-10-2015, 11:28 AM
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(11-10-2015 10:36 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I found these 6 phrases interesting. I'd have guessed two of them were racist in origin, but not the other 4.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5617faa4e4b0e66ad4c7b8f8

I find no support for her claimed origin of "peanut gallery" or "hip hip hoorray". Consider

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11-10-2015, 11:33 AM
Phrases you never knew were racist
(11-10-2015 11:28 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 10:36 AM)TheBeardedDude Wrote:  I found these 6 phrases interesting. I'd have guessed two of them were racist in origin, but not the other 4.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5617faa4e4b0e66ad4c7b8f8

I find no support for her claimed origin of "peanut gallery" or "hip hip hoorray". Consider

I haven't looked into those specifically, but I have heard about "hip hip hooray" not being quite so innocent before.

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11-10-2015, 11:38 AM
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I knew 'gypsy' had it's origins as a racial slur. Maybe I learned that from Cher's song...Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.

Guess I never really thought about the others before. I had no idea that 'no can do' was offensive. Undecided

I thought 'peanut gallery' referred to those in the 'cheap seats' not necessarily a segregation thing.

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11-10-2015, 12:00 PM
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Random fact. We had a stray cat that used to get on our porch and beg for food and we named it porch monkey.

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11-10-2015, 12:39 PM
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Odd. The peanut gallery I always thought was a Howdy Doody reference.

Like Ang said referring to the cheap seats.

I could only see the first three, though because of my phone I guess.


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11-10-2015, 12:41 PM
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(11-10-2015 11:38 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I knew 'gypsy' had it's origins as a racial slur. Maybe I learned that from Cher's song...Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.

Sure you did, acid queen, sure you did. :pat: :pat:


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11-10-2015, 01:31 PM
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(11-10-2015 12:41 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(11-10-2015 11:38 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I knew 'gypsy' had it's origins as a racial slur. Maybe I learned that from Cher's song...Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves.

Sure you did, acid queen, sure you did. :pat: :pat:


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11-10-2015, 01:40 PM
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(11-10-2015 12:39 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Odd. The peanut gallery I always thought was a Howdy Doody reference.

Like Ang said referring to the cheap seats.

I could only see the first three, though because of my phone I guess.

You had to watch the video for the rest. That threw me off too!

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12-10-2015, 11:00 AM
RE: Phrases you never knew were racist
I'm not quite sure how 'race' is being defined here.

"Long time, no see" and "No can do" seem to be more 'culturist' than 'racist'.

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