Politically incorrect products?

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  1. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    I'm in search of items that, to our parents and grandparents seemed normal, but today would seem politically incorrect, or taboo in some way.Not stupid new things-stupid old things.
    My idea is to put together a big package full of this stuff, and give it to my wife's dad ; part as a gag, partly for him to reminisce.
    The only problem is, I'm kind of stumped for ideas.So far we only have a couple packs of candy cigarettes, and a bag of Brazil nuts, which white people used to call " ****** toes".-no disrespect intended, times were different.
    Can you guys think of anything along these lines?
     
  2. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    Aunt Jemima syrup and Uncle Ben's rice.
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Hmm, can't really think of any.
     
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    I remember being 9 and my grandma asking me if I want some ****** toes.
     

  5. Palerider

    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    Perfect
     
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    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    golliwog?
     
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    crushilista Ancient Guru

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    What about those jars with the black people on them wearing an apron?
     
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    must_kill_ati Maha Guru

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    Neekerinsuukot kunniaan! :D Neekerinsuukot (Negerkußen) -- chocolate-coated marshmallow treats translating roughly to "n-i-g-g-e-r kisses" in both German and Finnish. Nowadays they are known as "chocolate kisses" in both languages, because the n-word is apparently by some minority groups considered offensive, even when used in a contextually neutral manner as above. My grandmother still calls them n-i-g-g-e-r kisses though, and that is the word I grew up using too...

    http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suukko_(makeinen)
     

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    Uncle Bens rice is still around. How is that Politically incorrect?

    Golliwogs were the only real thing I remember.
     
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    This one weird thread.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Ben's_Rice

    I can only think of silly medicinal products, really old ones like electric belts and radioactive drinks. I had a book on Australian media history with this kind of thing all through it. What about old kids toys like BB guns, shanghais, and firecrackers?
     
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    Palerider Ancient Guru

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    I would prefer it to still be around.I'm amazed they sell candy cigarettes these days, that about defines politically incorrect.

    It don't necessarily have to be a racial thing, just something that at one tome seemed ok, but today it isn't.

    I had to Google Golliwogs - rofl
    Wow, that takes it in a whole new direction, but I love the idea.Thx!
     
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    Basically anything unsafe, and would take out your eyes, limbs or brothers.

    An old steering wheel with a huge spike in the middle?
     

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    John Ancient Guru

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    A spice brand over here is called "Black Boy". There's been some pressure on them to change it, but they haven't done it yet.

    We also had something called "Negro sukkerkulør", which is some kind of sugar sauce thing. They changed that a couple of years ago though. Always laughed when I saw that bottle in supermarkets :D

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    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    First time I saw a nogger in a freezer I was taken aback, we all had a good laugh then bought one, pretty much the same as a feast.
    I agree with the gollywog though.
     
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    But we still have Uncle Bens Rice. At least in Australia.

    http://www.unclebens.com.au/Home.aspx

    I wouldn't exactly call it politically incorrect though.

    The trouble these days, is everyone gets sooo offended over things, and completely over-reacts.
     
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    Exactly Finch, political correctness is nothing more than a "my feelings got hurt and I want to sue someone or make life difficult for others because of it"
    Political correctness = fail
     
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