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10th Feb '18 7:02:23 PM CassandraLeo
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* An InUniverse case with the V gesture, which serves as a RunningGag in ''Film/DarkestHour'': UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill of all people initially has to have its alternate meaning explained to him. This returns later as a BrickJoke.
2nd Feb '18 6:15:38 PM nombretomado
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** One of the sponsors of the 2010 Olympics was a Canadian clothing company called Roots (a longtime Olympics and {{NHL}} supplier, and Canada's answer to The Gap) . One wonders why the Australian team seemed so interested in wearing their stuff...

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** One of the sponsors of the 2010 Olympics was a Canadian clothing company called Roots (a longtime Olympics and {{NHL}} UsefulNotes/{{NHL}} supplier, and Canada's answer to The Gap) . One wonders why the Australian team seemed so interested in wearing their stuff...
1st Feb '18 1:59:40 AM Granitoons
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** The word is used again in 'Dino Goes Hollyrock' by an agent.
16th Jan '18 7:05:21 AM Jormungar
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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even stranger and oddly detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/note]]

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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" people" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even stranger and oddly detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/note]]
16th Jan '18 7:04:29 AM Jormungar
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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even odder and strangely detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/note]]

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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even odder stranger and strangely oddly detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/note]]
16th Jan '18 7:02:21 AM Jormungar
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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even odder and strangely detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[Note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/Note]]

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*** In fact in Russia, referring to "the blacks" ("черные") is actually their word for people from the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has basically never had any native population of black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even odder and strangely detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[Note]]Nowadays [[note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/Note]][[/note]]
16th Jan '18 7:01:34 AM Jormungar
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** In Russia, ironically, calling someone "black" can be much more offensive than stating that someone was or is "Negr." Russians never had a problem linked to objectifying black people, you see, but "black" is also used to generalize and label people from Caucasia, which has a whole different level of emotional load.

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** In Russia, ironically, calling someone the word they use for black people is "Negr," which obviously sounds similar to an American-English racial slur and can be startling for visiting tourists. However the words are not actually related, only so much as all such words have their roots in the Latin word for "black" can be much more offensive than stating that someone was or which is "Negr." Russians never had a problem linked "niger."
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to objectifying black people, you see, but "black" "the blacks" ("черные") is also used to generalize and label actually their word for people from Caucasia, which the Caucasus mountains because of their predominantly having black ''hair.'' Meanwhile saying, "black people" just sounds strange to Russians, because Russia has a whole different level basically never had any native population of emotional load.black-skinned people so they have no cultural context for such things. "Black People" would sound like you meant "evil" people, as if their souls were black. Referring to "black-skinned people" ("чернокожие люди") sounds even odder and strangely detached and clinical, like a biologist describing something. [[Note]]Nowadays because of American pop-culture more Russians may be aware of the American meaning of the phrase, but it's not native to Russia.[[/Note]]
7th Dec '17 10:54:58 AM TeraChimera
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** Similarly, when the crew of the USS ''Pueblo'' were captured by North Korea, they started sneaking the finger into propaganda photos. When the North Koreans asked what it meant, they claimed it was a gesture used in Hawaii meaning "good luck".
25th Nov '17 6:50:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' has the Spanish-speaking twins Mas y Menos. In one episode they say "''Y este viejo esta jodiendo''. "''Jodiendo''" is a profane word which translates to "fucking" (as in "fucking with us"). It's unlikely that they were meant to actually say that. The Spanish dub changed their wording.
15th Nov '17 5:57:35 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Kafir" was originally just the Arabic word for any nonbeliever. In the Islamic world, it certainly isn't a ''positive'' thing to call someone, but it's more akin to the English "heathen" or "infidel" than anything else. But because Arab slave traders used it for African pagans, the term eventually caught on among people of European descent to denote people of sub-Saharan African descent. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's become [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html equivalent to the N word]]. Note that the word [[SpellMyNameWithAnS usually appears as "kaffir" or "kaffer"]] when used in a racist way, but of course one should still tread lightly regardless of spelling and context, as the slur has been punishable as hate speech in South Africa since even UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra.

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* "Kafir" was originally just the Arabic word for any nonbeliever. In the Islamic world, it certainly isn't a ''positive'' thing to call someone, but it's more akin to the English "heathen" or "infidel" than anything else. But because Arab slave traders used it for African pagans, the term eventually caught on among people of European descent to denote people anyone of sub-Saharan African descent. As such, in places like UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica, it's become [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2134-5-things-i-learned-growing-up-in-neo-nazi-militia.html equivalent to the N word]]. Note that the word [[SpellMyNameWithAnS usually appears as "kaffir" or "kaffer"]] when used in a racist way, but of course one should still tread lightly regardless of spelling and context, as the slur has been punishable as hate speech in South Africa since even UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra.
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