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They Took Our Jerbs!

Phew… I am safe

1. I think he means “Descent”. Nothing very decent about that shirt.

2. It’s okay! It’s only referring to people who are black! and we hate those guys. Black guys though? He has no real problems with them. Some of his best friends are black you know.

3. Judging by that “descent” error, I think this fine chap will be on his way out. I assume to Europe where we have to deal with his terrible T-Shirts and baseball hats.

4. So will John McCain be getting kicked out?

5. Listen mate. If you insult Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Indian and Middle Eastern people, no one will bring you take away. Not without adding “the secret ingredient”.

See all this makes me want to do is steal something near and dear to this man and despoil it by participating in it. Something cultural and make it deeply uncool for white racists to do.

Judging from the facebook suggestion?

I think this means I have to learn to line dance to Achey Breaky Heart….

 

 

Comments

  1. Menyambal says

    So no ability to speak any other languages in addition to one’s native English? It is good that I am forgetting all my college classes, then.

    I count three spelling errors and would argue for three format errors, at least.

    That guy’s hair looks awfully dark.

  2. Pierce R. Butler says

    I’ve met some engineers who might be defined as turbine heads, but they know how to spell it.

  3. Allen Linville says

    I’m white but only meet 2 of his criteria, I’m part Slavic, Canadian born. I guess I’ll stay on my side of the border where public education is considered a virtue.

  4. angharad says

    It’s even more amusing (?) if you read the !’s as logical NOTs as if it were a program. So white people should not be decent…

  5. says

    English should be called American English, because its not real English, I’ve actually seen then discussed in a topic as US English and EU English.

    I am VERY distraught about this t-shirt. I was born here, as were both my parents, but my “English” is horrible compared to most foreigners, as is my spelling, with automatic spell check and word suggestion, I don’t think my US English will pass as anything more than my second, not native tongue.

    Also, I am confused about my “color”. My fathers parents came from Sicily, along with other family members, in 1912 and the years following shortly after. At that time, many Americans, who most likely would just love to have had one of those t-shirts in the image, called Sicilians n_ggers because of stories of slaves en route to some country, would jump ship and swim the the island of Sicily, settling, and “interbreeding” with the locals, meaning to many Americans, that Sicilians were part black.

    So am I still considered part black?

    Also, I don’t see “Christian” mentioned on the t-shirt. Does this mean an atheist/agnostic like me is acceptable, or will I be lunched like in the “good ole’ days” these fine folks want to return us too.

    Now here is a really tricky one, as a “gay”, will I be welcome even though in many “black” countries they kill my kind? I ask this because if a “black” anti-gay Christian decided to move to the USA, does the fact that they’re “black” get deferred because they hate gays and are they more welcome then me, a some-what white US born, poor English speaking, non-god fearing homo?

    To add insult to injury, I am also a vegetarian and somewhat of a socialist.

    They need to break down their lists, have some amendments added. No need to worry, these types are usually fat enough that all if that would fit on an XXXXX-Large t-shirt they could wear.

  6. badgersdaughter says

    I’m white; in fact I meet all the criteria on that racist’s T-shirt. But I’m fat, so I suppose Corey Mondello votes me out of the human race. Oh well, can’t win them all.

  7. smrnda says

    Some racist on another site apparently told me that I am not white as I am Jewish, despite being pale skinned enough that I have to wear long sleeves and even gloves in the summer to avoid sunburn; go figure. Sometimes I speak languages other than English as well, so I guess I’m out on that one too.

    On English; I think we need to distinguish between American English, BBC English actual dialects spoken in the UK and any number of other languages/dialects called “English.” I was sort of surprised once when a man from Singapore talked about people queued up in front of a shop; I got that it was British, but outside of people who handle data structures in the US, nobody ever says ‘queue.’

  8. angharad says

    @smrnda: Really? Do you only ever say ‘lining up’? For some reason I find that deeply bizarre.

    I was born in West Yorkshire and have lived in Australia for more than 20 years. If I spoke the English dialects of either of those two places I don’t think many other people would understand me :-). Also I lived in NZ for four yearsand had great difficulty understanding them when I first went there.

  9. smrnda says

    People in the US say ‘standing in line’ or ‘getting in line’ or ‘in a line’ or ‘lined up.’ Personally, I much prefer the term queue. I heard the term in the UK when I was younger, but if you asked Americans what a queue was, I would imagine a substantial portion may have never even heard the word before.

  10. says

    Interestingly enough? I was told that in the Czech Republic, the literal translation of “get in line” translates to “Get Straight” which resulted in an argument with a group of gay men out on the lash due to a case of “lost in translation”.

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