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Posted 6/20/17 , edited 6/20/17

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I doubt "hanging niggers muffler shop" will stay in business for long.


If the muffler shop is black-owned and has been so named because "niggers be hangin' around the shop all day," it might do very well indeed.

When I was in South Carolina, there was a group of five black cousins in my neighbourhood who used to sing a kind of Motown barbershop quartet style. They had hung out on the porch practicing together for years, and one local colloquial term for children was "rug monkeys," so naturally they decided to name their group the "Porch Monkeys."

It's not that they didn't know this was a pejorative term. That's exactly why they thought it was funny. Because white people knew full well they couldn't just say "hey, did you see the Porch Monkeys last night?" or "damn, can those Porch Monkeys sing" so they have to be all weird about it. Which is hysterical.

Of course, some people might find that offensive. But fuck those people. Funny is more important than offensive, and sometimes when people don't think it's funny... that's what's funny.



*ahem*
As a jersey boy, I'd feel wrong not mentioning that that comes from Clerks II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWdVwt2deY4

EDIT: Also, DO NOT watch if you are sensitive to this shit...
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Lol Improbable? There is a place called Firehouse Subs... They won't do a damn thing about your burning house... Like gosh I don't know how totally obvious that is... b-b-b-baka...



That name is still stating soemthing, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.
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That name is still stating soemthing, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.


http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Accidentally_Racist_Product_and_Company_Names

The list starts with i.Beat.blaxx... 'Nuff said
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serifsansserif wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


MysticGon wrote:


Lol Improbable? There is a place called Firehouse Subs... They won't do a damn thing about your burning house... Like gosh I don't know how totally obvious that is... b-b-b-baka...



That name is still stating soemthing, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.


http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Accidentally_Racist_Product_and_Company_Names

The list starts with i.Beat.blaxx... 'Nuff said


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octorockandroll wrote:

That name is still stating something, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.

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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

That name is still stating something, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.



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Justice Samuel Alito wrote
The idea that the government has an interest in suppressing viewpoints that offend “strikes at the heart of the First Amendment . . .


His quote is especially true in this day and age of political correctness and the fascist type restrictions that "progressives" want to impose on the rest of us.

I bet that all of the safe spaces around the country are being heavily utilized.
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octorockandroll wrote:

That name is still stating soemthing, notably that the chain was started by firemen and even if it wasn't that still wouldn't mean that a statement and a store name are mutually exclusive.

Your shitty arguments don't work on any level.


Do they only hire firemen? Only serve firemen? No, it's just name to differentiate themselves from the competition. It was founded by firemen but that's it. They won't put out fires for you. So the name is unique to them and their origin but is ultimately irrelevant for what they do today.
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Do they only hire firemen? Only serve firemen? No, it's just name to differentiate themselves from the competition. It was founded by firemen but that's it. They won't put out fires for you. So the name is unique to them an their orogin but is ultimately irrelevant for what they do today.


Remember what I said one post ago about that not in any way showing that a store name and a statement are mutually exclusive?

Those were good times.
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so does that mean dixies mart , the name Dixie cant be banned or removed
what about trump
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octorockandroll wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Do they only hire firemen? Only serve firemen? No, it's just name to differentiate themselves from the competition. It was founded by firemen but that's it. They won't put out fires for you. So the name is unique to them an their orogin but is ultimately irrelevant for what they do today.


Remember what I said one post ago about that not in any way showing that a store name and a statement are mutually exclusive?

Those were good times.


No I remember when you said names are statements and spent 3 pages trying to defend that naive stance.
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Well.


At the very least I'm glad this now has a legal precedent...?
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so does that mean dixies mart , the name Dixie cant be banned or removed
what about trump


It means the US Trademark office couldn't refuse to register it as a trademark based on perceived offensiveness.

The word "ban" used in the thread title and in the article linked to is a bit misleading.
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MysticGon wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


MysticGon wrote:

Do they only hire firemen? Only serve firemen? No, it's just name to differentiate themselves from the competition. It was founded by firemen but that's it. They won't put out fires for you. So the name is unique to them an their orogin but is ultimately irrelevant for what they do today.


Remember what I said one post ago about that not in any way showing that a store name and a statement are mutually exclusive?

Those were good times.


No I remember when you said names are statements and spent 3 pages trying to defend that naive stance.


All I did was ask a fucking question abotu US law. It's all of you pedantic contrarians who dragged this shit out for so long. But fine, if it will stop your whining, I'll admit that I misspoke in saying that store names are statements instead of saying that there is nothing stopping them from being. I've already made it clear that that was my point, but I'll do it again just for you.

Store names and statements are still not mutually exclusive, so I'm still not sure what you're trying to prove.
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*ahem*
As a jersey boy, I'd feel wrong not mentioning that that comes from Clerks II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWdVwt2deY4

EDIT: Also, DO NOT watch if you are sensitive to this shit...


This is sensitive? That was pretty good and the guy was pretty reasonable. Heck I refer to myself as a snow monkey because my ancestors are from the North and I am part primate. I think I need to watch that.



Damn man just give it up. I don't even know what your trying to prove at this point. Even if you "win" no one will know what you just won.
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