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I thought this was a racist term.............

Isn't the term "Polack" was racist......... so if your last name was "Polack" - wouldn't you reconsider naming your company after your last name?

http://www.polackrealty.com/

I mean, if you were named Hitler - you wouldn't have "Hitler Day Care" - I hope.


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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

I thought Polack was simply what they were. Not a racist term at all. A person from Poland is a Polack, right? Or are they Poles? Its one or the other. Anyways, I don't think its actually a racist term.

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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

Wait, ok I figgered it out. It originated meaning "a native of Poland" but that meaning is obsolete and it is now considered an offensive term.

From dictionary.com:

1.)Offensive Slang. Used as a disparaging term for a person of Polish birth or descent.
2.)Obsolete. A native of Poland; a Pole.


Its sad when a word that means what you are becomes a racial slur.

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First of all, there's been a lot of confusion about the spelling of "Polak." It's not "Polock", "Polack", or "Pollock." And it's not "Pole", because that's something you stick old, worn-out boots on. It's just plain "Polak", because that's how it's spelled in Polish. No, really.

I myself am Polish, and I'm not dead-headed enough to get offended by Polish jokes. I must admit, Polish jokes tend to be the most creative and catchy of any jokes I've ever heard.




Q: Did you hear about the Polish Helicopter crash?
A: The pilot got cold, so he turned off the fan.


Three men were all applying for the same job as a
detective. One was Polish, one was Jewish, and one was Italian. Rather
than ask the standard questions during the interview, the chief
decided to ask each applicant just one question and base his decision
upon that answer.
When the Jewish man arrived for his interview, the chief
asked, "Who killed Jesus Christ?"
The Jewish man answered without hesitation "The Romans killed
him." The chief thanked him and he left.
When the Italian man arrived for his interview, the chief
asked the same question. He replied "Jesus was killed by the Jews."
Again, the chief thanked the man who then left.
When the Polish man arrived for his interview, he was asked
the exact same question. He thought for a long time, before saying,
"Could I have some time to think about it?" The chief said, "OK, but
get back to me tomorrow."
When the Polish man arrived home, his wife asked "How did the
interview go?" He replied, "Great, I got the job, and I'm already
investigating a murder!"


Polish knock-knock joke:

First Pole: Knock-Knock!
Second Pole: Come in!

Q: What is long and hard that a Polish bride gets on her wedding
night?
A: A new last name.

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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

one more, only because I am a Polak with thick skin


Three prisoners, an American, a German, and a Polak, are
scheduled to be executed by firing squad. They bring out the American
and stand him in front of the pole. He points and shouts, "Tornado!"
They all look and the American runs away. Next, they place the German
in front of the firing squad. He yells "Earthquake!" They all hit the
dust and the German escapes. Next up is the Polak. He looks around and
shouts "Fire!"

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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

[quote author=Olive Drab link=topic=31597.msg441870#msg441870 date=1129334865]
I myself am Polish, and I'm not dead-headed enough to get offended by Polish jokes.
[/quote]

thats just because you dont understand them...

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[quote author=teknochild link=topic=31597.msg442207#msg442207 date=1129392403]
[quote author=Olive Drab link=topic=31597.msg441870#msg441870 date=1129334865]
I myself am Polish, and I'm not dead-headed enough to get offended by Polish jokes.
[/quote]

thats just because you dont understand them...


[/quote]
i copied all of this from a website.

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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

I guess it sounded convincing enough.

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Re: I thought this was a racist term.............

[quote author=holeydonut link=topic=31597.msg441847#msg441847 date=1129332683]
Isn't the term "Polack" was racist......... so if your last name was "Polack" - wouldn't you reconsider naming your company after your last name?

http://www.polackrealty.com/

I mean, if you were named Hitler - you wouldn't have "Hitler Day Care" - I hope.
[/quote]

Hitler Day Care.....rofl
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