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Thread: Ex-Trump adviser tells black Fox News guest he's out of his 'cotton-picking mind'.

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    Let your racist flag fly! Don't even try to hide it! Go FOX Go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Also familiar with the common term. Have certainly used it myself but no time recently comes to mind. No idea where the phrase originated but never associated it to race.


    With that said. That racist bastard on Fox News needs to be fired. I am fucking outraged...
    Phrase. It's a phrase. Sorry, it's one of my Nazi grammar pet peeves. A term is one word. Just sayin'....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Also familiar with the common term. Have certainly used it myself but no time recently comes to mind. No idea where the phrase originated but never associated it to race.


    With that said. That racist bastard on Fox News needs to be fired. I am fucking outraged...
    I don't usually have a problem with your posts, but that's really fucking stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Yes, "cotton picking mind" is a saying I have heard all my life.

    Usually said like "are you crazy?".

    Out here in middle America, it may not be a common saying anymore, but not unusual and not racial.

    Maybe it's an agricultural thing.

    Much of the country, mostly the south still grows cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    And for my next trick, I'm going to don black face and sing "Mamie" - Miller47
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    "genuine racial pejoratives"? You could list some, but you won't? What's that about? Two things I notice. First, you didn't bother to listen to the interview you just quoted. Second, you didn't address the fact that it's not at all unreasonable to see why saying that to a black person might be seen as racist?

    I made no reference to the interview. It's quite possible that someone could misuse the phrase as a racial pejorative, although that would be a grammatically and historically inappropriate usage of the phrase.

    I choose not to compare the phrase to genuine racial epithets, because those genuinely are offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    what's the difference between a minute and a "cotton pickin minute"?

    "Cotton picking" is used as a stand in for a genuine curse word, much as "dang" is sometimes used as a less offensive substitute for "damn" and "fudge" is sometimes used as a more polite expletive than "fuck".
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    Quote Originally Posted by TennesseeRain View Post
    I don't usually have a problem with your posts, but that's really fucking stupid.

    This sort of uninformed overreaction doesn't look good on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I made no reference to the interview. It's quite possible that someone could misuse the phrase as a racial pejorative, although that would be a grammatically and historically inappropriate usage of the phrase.

    I choose not to compare the phrase to genuine racial epithets, because those genuinely are offensive.
    "genuine racial epithets"?
    Uh, ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    This sort of uninformed overreaction doesn't look good on you.
    I'm pretty sure I'm aware enough to know the historical context of "cotton-picking" as being racist.

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