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  •  Wow, I thought my uncle was the only one (5+ / 0-)

    who referred to his car with "that" pejorative (sounds like "sap" and I will not repeat it here).

    As kids we thought it was funny. As an adult I'm disgusted to remember this.

    •  Yeah. Pretty sickening. But I once (3+ / 0-)
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      met an old white lady who very casually called me colored. I didn't make a fuss because I kinda knew that was just what folks did back in her day.

      Still though...

    •  it was a different time and ww2 was still fresh (2+ / 0-)
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      high uintas, JoeyTheLemur

      In their minds.
      A shortened form of  Japanese is the least of it.

      We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear. Robert Louis Stevenson

      by Christin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:02:44 PM PST

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    •  Grand father in Law (2+ / 0-)
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      JoeyTheLemur, bear83

      Fought in the Pacific and Korea.  First time I met him my wife (his granddaughter) and I drove up in a Honda Accord.  He mumbled something about "dindt fight those __ __ __ to see my granddaughter....."

      Next time we drove the Ford Explorer.

      Irony -  The Accord was built in the US.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 03:13:46 PM PST

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    •  I am searching for the right way to say this (0+ / 0-)

      isMy grandfather-in-law also used that phrase, and I sure din't like it.  But the guy fought,his way across the pacific--and though I don't want to say he earned the right to use that word, I guess I just felt like he got a pass, or something.  All I know is that there was no way in hell I,was gonna call him on it.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 05:31:56 PM PST

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