While reading the forums on AC?YAHOO!, the discussion turned to the possibility of the site being sold to the Chinese. One poster said she was going to tell the site goodbye if she could learn to say so in Chinese. I suggested she try "see you rater"! She and others found it funny which offended several other members who proceeded to give their righteous response and suggestions for how I should apologize for such an ethnic slur.
Well you know me! Was this really such a bad thing or are some folks just too sensitive. I know I get kidded about my southern accent and colloquial pronunciations and don't take it personally. What do you think?
I think some people are over sensitive. I laughed at that... Not PC but hardly racist.
According to the prevailing opinions of the various cities where I've lived for the last 20 years, the original comment would be considered racist.
Then there must be many who do not watch Saturday Night Live or other stand up comedy acts because they cannot tolerate reality. Seinfeld comes to mind immediately.
I suppose because I live in an area where we are often laughed at for the way we say things it makes me less sensitive to such facts of life. I cannot speak for those who live in FantasyLand. And I do not have your talent and reputation for being so sweet and unsarcastic to others in the forums, Relache.
I bet if I had said it it would be racist, so goes the state of hypocrisy.
People are too sensitive these days. Part of the political correctness lunacy.
I thought it was funny.
My parents were Polish - I laugh at Polack jokes.
I was brought up Roman Catholic - I laugh at Catholic jokes.
I am a feminist - I laugh at feminist jokes.
I am currently pagan - I laugh at pagan jokes.
Unlike the killjoys who insist on political correctness, I think that good jokes about an ethnic/regional/religious/political group imply a fondness for and in depth understanding of that group (many of these jokes are created by members of the group itself). In this respect, such jokes promote tolerance and friendship.
True racists do not make jokes about their opponents, they kill them.
I will fight against political correctness and the misery it brings to so many people as long as I live.
No one has a Right to not be offended. That was funny Randy and many comedians do the same thing for a living.
Jon Stewart is very good at stereotypical accents.
No one has the right to tell people how they should feel. Only what they should be able to do as a result. People were offended, they are perfectly within their rights to say so.
Oh hell, it was just a joke! However, there are those who would call it racist. If I were Asian, I'd think it was funny...
Just for the record... This really doesn't have anything to do with race. It's a language hard-wiring issue. Take any race, raise them speaking Chinese. When that person then tries to learn English, they'll mess up the "r"'s and "l"'s every time. And I suspect that a native-english speaking person does the exact same thing when trying to learn Chinese.
And btw, the English translation of what the Chinese call Americans is "Big-Noses". I'm not kidding, look it up.
Like many English people, I once had great difficulty pronouncing the letter "r". It was a case of 'wound the wugged wocks, the wagged wascal wan.'
tsk tsk tsk.
What an offensive typo. Dont you have Spell Czech?
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