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There are a few restaurants that make a play on this. It’s even more funny because people don’t get the joke if they can’t pronounce it correctly. 

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One of my favs.


Big Ass Fans doesn’t just design and sell the most efficient fans and lights for business and home. We support them, too, by supporting you with one-on-one customer service, aftermarket...

Saw this one in a trade show.


Vibra Screw offers a wide variety of innovative solutions for the processing of dry solids in many industries including agriculture, mining and pharmaceuticals.

 

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Both of my kids were home for the holidays.  We ordered pizza from the newer pizza place close to us.     It's name is Guido's.  Both of my kids who are in their 30s were horrified and said that was a racist name for a pizza place.  I had never given it a thought.   I had to google it:

Guido /ˈɡwiːdoʊ/ is a North American slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general.

 

 

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15 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Both of my kids were home for the holidays.  We ordered pizza from the newer pizza place close to us.     It's name is Guido's.  Both of my kids who are in their 30s were horrified and said that was a racist name for a pizza place.  I had never given it a thought.   I had to google it:

Guido /ˈɡwiːdoʊ/ is a North American slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general.

 

 

 

That word is used a lot and doesn't seem to have the same negative connotation.

Edited by Swooshgolf
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19 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Both of my kids were home for the holidays.  We ordered pizza from the newer pizza place close to us.     It's name is Guido's.  Both of my kids who are in their 30s were horrified and said that was a racist name for a pizza place.  I had never given it a thought.   I had to google it:

Guido /ˈɡwiːdoʊ/ is a North American slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general.

 

 

It’s also a term for folks in the mob

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20 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Both of my kids were home for the holidays.  We ordered pizza from the newer pizza place close to us.     It's name is Guido's.  Both of my kids who are in their 30s were horrified and said that was a racist name for a pizza place.  I had never given it a thought.   I had to google it:

Guido /ˈɡwiːdoʊ/ is a North American slang term, often derogatory, for a working-class urban Italian American. The guido stereotype is multi-faceted. Originally, it was used as a demeaning term for Italian Americans in general.

Pretty sure Guido is/was a common Italian name, so Guido's Pizza is no different to me than Luigi's Pizza or Tony's Pizza.

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There a seafood restaurant mini chain around here  called "Dirty Dicks".

There souvenir (ladies version) shirts read "I got my crabs from Dirty Dicks". 

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11 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

There a seafood restaurant mini chain around here  called "Dirty Dicks".

There souvenir (ladies version) shirts read "I got my crabs from Dirty Dicks". 

The shirt is only available in ladies? Men can get crabs from Dirty Dicks, too 😜

This reminds me of a place I drove past yesterday called Southside Clam Bar. The name by itself isn't controversial, but the place used to be a strip club.

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12 hours ago, Swooshgolf said:

This is in North Myrtle Beach.

Image result for destin fl tar babys

 

How does this still exist?????

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11 hours ago, colin007 said:

How does this still exist?????

It comes from this. 

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The Tar-Baby is the second of the Uncle Remus stories published in 1880; it is about a doll made of tar and turpentine used by the villainous Br'er Fox to entrap Br'er Rabbit. The more that Br'er Rabbit fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes. 

In modern usage, tar baby refers to a problem situation that is only aggravated by additional involvement with it.

 

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This on our way from Tampa International to the Gulf beaches:

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Always gives us a chuckle.

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My favorite place to get pancakes when I was a kid was Sambo’s. They had a big tiger mascot. It grew into a medium sized chain (1100 locations) and then was shut down due to the racist perceptions.

Turns out that the name was a combination of the two founders’ names Sam B and Newell Bohnett. They adopted the Sambo story from an Indian fable.

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3 minutes ago, criley4way said:

My favorite place to get pancakes when I was a kid was Sambo’s. They had a big tiger mascot. It grew into a medium sized chain (1100 locations) and then was shut down due to the racist perceptions.

Turns out that the name was a combination of the two founders’ names Sam B and Newell Bohnett. They adopted the Sambo story from an Indian fable.

I remember Sambo’s. I had a little stuffed tiger from that place. I think Howard Johnson’s took it over...at least the one I frequented did.

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