The Big Bang Theory - "The Rhinitis Revelation" - 10/20/11

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  1. mattack

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    This episode had me with my jaw dropped for some of the things she said (and the confirmation in this thread that they're commonly still used makes it worse).

    Her statement of (approx) "I guess it works the other way too." was very funny/shocking.
     
  2. mattack

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  3. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    The weird thing about ratings is that it doesn't really reflect the show on that night.. it really reflects the previous show or shows that motivated people to tune into watch this week's show. Nobody knows how good this week's show is until after it's aired. If the two episodes aired in opposite places, I'm sure this weeks ratings wouldn't be nearly as high, as last weeks episode was really good, and this week's episode only so-so (or worse, IMO).
     
  4. Robin

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    yes! It's making me feel like quite the northerner. I've only once heard someone use a racial slur in context. (but it was the n-word...hell of a shock!)
     
  5. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Don't get me started about the Rex Sox fan who came in asking for a mystery book by a writer whose name he couldn't remember, "some Mick name". :rolleyes:

    Ethnic slurs are not only found in the south.
     
  6. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    I don't even know what "mick" means.
     
  7. YCantAngieRead

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    Slang for Irish.
     
  8. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    How did that come about? I've heard it used before in tv and movies but have never understood the origin.
     
  9. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    McWhatever.
     
  10. YCantAngieRead

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    Okay, then is it slang for Scottish? I could be wrong.
     
  11. Cearbhaill

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    I thought Mc's were Scottish?
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Very generally Mcs are Irish and Macs are Scottish. But both go both ways.
     
  13. sieglinde

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    They use it for Irish even though the Scottish mostly have the McNames as in that Scottish restaurant. I am old enough to have heard a lot though when Jessie Jackson said some anti-Semetic slur I thought he said "Heine" (off of the name Heinrich) which is an ancient ethnic slur for a German. I still don't remember what word he used.

    I heard really strange ethnic slurs for Asians when I was in grad school in San Jose, CA (there were a lot of foreign Asian students who did not get along well with the rest of the students due mainly to cultural differences). I think because of this I got rebuked for saying "There was a little nip in the air" and I was not even thinking about people but weather.
    I loved the rosary rattler reference. I think that was made up for the show.
     
  14. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Wait. Slurs are supposed to be logical?
     
  15. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    You know I didn't mean that as a slur, right?
    I might be horrifically un-PC or use regional colloquialisms at times but this wasn't one of them- I mean look at my username...
     
  16. Robin

    Robin Impolite arrogant woman

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    I have absolutely no idea what your username means.
     
  17. Cearbhaill

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    It's pretty Irish :D

    Sorry for the derail.
     
  18. ct1

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    Very Irish.
     
  19. YCantAngieRead

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    Oh good. I'm glad I wasn't the only one lost. :eek:
     
  20. sharkster

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    I believe her reference was to the sig line just beneath her ID :)
     

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