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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by ScubaCat, Oct 20, 2011.
I'm pretty sure she's too white to be uppity...
We don't say that here..
'Hymies.' 'Hymietown.' -- Jesse Jackson's description of New York City while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail
I thought it was a reference to how many Irish men are named "Michael" -- one nickname for Michael is "Mick".
P.S. I do know your username is Irish.
I was 13 then, but I vaguely remember that being the moment when his campaign sputtered?
Wow. What do their sexual proclivities have to do with this??
I've never heard that phrase before. When she said that, I thought she was being sarcastic about how uptight Leonard was with all his PC rules, and I didn't think it fit well with her character. It wasn't until reading this thread that I realized she was using another non-PC phrase that must mean something like, "That's very kind of you."
The correct phrase is "mighty white."
Otherwise there's no rhyming and it looses its punch.
I don't know.... I'm finding it much less interesing this season. They're spending far too much time with secondary characters (Amy, Bernadette, Sheldon's Mom) and not enough with the core characters. To me, the most interesting thing about this episode was wondering if the pie ever got taken out of the oven before it burned.
Being from Texas, I found Sheldon's Mom a little too "over the top" in her religion and racism. Past episodes, to me, haven't portrayed her that far over-the-edge. [rant] It just seems that hollywood views all Christians as racist, intolerant zealots while other religions are off-limits. I'm all for comparaing and contrasting other points of view about the way people view the world, but try to keep it balanced and at least a little accurate. If hollywood wants to preach tolerance and equality, than stop being so intolerant and unaccepting of other points of view. [/rant]
I wish they'd go back to focusing on the main characters (4 guys and Penny) that made this show so fun to begin wtih.
Come on -- everyone knows the Jews own Hollywood.
We don't say that here..
Meanwhile, I think I enjoy it more this season. I've been watching the syndicated episodes, too.
I'll make you a list.
Just don't get arrested. We will have to send the Paddy Wagon.
I will tell you, everything except the catholic slur I've heard back home. My grandmother used the word "colored" routinely. Our family would, facetiously, say "that's mighty white of you" when we're trying to be funny and say thank you at the same time. I've known many people who are just like Sheldon's mom, in the way she speaks. It didn't seem overblown to me.
Yep. My grandmother's exactly the same. She's 89 and as stubborn as I am. No one even thinks about trying to get her to change.
I first heard that phrase in my teens -- from my dad, a pretty lefty liberal who was raised in northern California and went to Berkeley in the early '60s. When he said it, he was being deliberately shocking/funny.
If memory serves, around the same time he let loose with the phrase "San Quentin quail".
I DID NOT KNOW THAT!!!
Remember, it's not a slur if you're talking about your own ethnicity.
Is "colored" a slur? It's old-fashioned, but I didn't consider it a slur.
After all, "NAACP" stands for "National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons." It was the preferred and PC term for black persons at one time.
That time was a long time ago, though. If you want to check how acceptable it is today, talk about "colored people" in front of a black person and see what kind of reaction you get.
Although the term was never PC, today I don't think it's considered a slur so much as mildly rude. The NAACP continues to use it out of tradition...and let's face it, NAAA-AP would be a little strange.