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    I can't believe the OKC announcer is getting grilled for using "Cotton picking mind".

    That phrase is older than dirt and because people are so outraged by everything that goes on today, they're going to bitch. Never have I thought race and I've heard black people use that expression.

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    Never heard that phrase before

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM_Toretto View Post
    Never heard that phrase before
    You're young then.

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    seems like a stretch to me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehorseshoe View Post
    That phrase is older than dirt and because people are so outraged by everything that goes on today, they're going to bitch. Never have I thought race and I've heard black people use that expression.
    Shoe. I was thinking the same exact thing. Haven`t heard it in a while, but in the back of my mind it was a catch phrase on some TV show when I was a kid. Never in my life would I have heard it and thought there was a racial component.
    Today though, as I hear it and think of the climate and from a AA`s perspective, yeah, simply can`t say that on a live broadcast covering a game in a league of 80% black players.

    Though, I do believe Russell Westbrook is out of his cotton picking mind.

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    Would be shocked if it wasn't a huge deal.

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    Psu board yesterday some 30+ yo lifetime college fucktard tried to say "snake oil salesman" is racist.

    Liberalism is a mental illness.

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    from alabama and product of the 50s & 60s

    that term was racially neutral... heard it used way more on white folks

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    I had someone under 30 yrs old who owed me money for a football pool. I texted him "What's the story"? He flipped out thinking I was accusing him of being a liar.

    I had to explain to him it's the same as saying..."What's up?"

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    Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, or Elmer Fudd once used it. Maybe?

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    Could this country get anymore pussified? I mean are we almost done crying about every little thing yet? Get a fukin life and a pair of balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post
    Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, or Elmer Fudd once used it. Maybe?
    Lol I had a similar thought but couldn't place it

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    We can make things fit whatever we want in many cases. Good grief.


    Linguist Gary Martin over at The Phrase Finder has found that "cotton-picking" is actually a pretty old term, dating back to the first European cotton plantations in the 1700s, but that it only really showed up as an adjective in the 1940s. And in the examples he found, it referred to Southerners in general, not just blacks.

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    Has Westbrook said anything?

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    White cotton pickers oughta be outraged!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayvegas420 View Post
    White cotton pickers oughta be outraged!
    White cotton pickers?

    Think the giant chicken (FogHorn LegHorn?) on Looney Tunes was the one that said it the most.

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    I never heard it. Guy get suspended yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM_Toretto View Post
    Never heard that phrase before
    same. whats it supposed to mean, and what context do you use the phrase in?

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    for many of the people that come here bitching about people bitching, the forum is full of their posts and threads were they bitch about stupid things

    fking morons

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    No doubt the poor guy will have to issue an apology prior to the broadcast of game 1 of Thunder/ Jazz

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM_Toretto View Post
    Never heard that phrase before
    Quote Originally Posted by thetrinity View Post
    I never heard it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Losco View Post
    same. whats it supposed to mean, and what context do you use the phrase in?
    Are you guys out of your cotton pickin' minds?

    It is an ancient expression usually directed toward someone that does something extremely stupid, used toward all races.

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    Unless there is some backstory here or some other context, I think the outrage is pretty silly. I've heard and used that phrase before and it has nothing to do with race, or cotton really. It's just a turn of phrase. Never really thought of it as a racial phrase.

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    In hindsight, we really should’ve picked our own cotton.

    Wasn’t worth it.
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    soybeans are more profitable these days

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    Your country sold out to cultural marxism decades ago where have you been. Its just been fast tracked the last few years because the puppeteers are finalizing their globalization. Way past the demoralization stage, thats long been completed. Trump is put out front to will finalize it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LT Profits View Post
    Are you guys out of your cotton pickin' minds?

    It is an ancient expression usually directed toward someone that does something extremely stupid, used toward all races.
    Thank You.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluehorseshoe View Post
    That phrase is older than dirt and because people are so outraged by everything that goes on today, they're going to bitch. Never have I thought race and I've heard black people use that expression.
    that is an incredibly racist statement. Should have been fired. 'old' does not mean acceptable. Doubt he says 'cotton-pipkin' if it was a white player. You have to be smarter than that.

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    Everyone’s too sensitive I am including every single race

    American weak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzz View Post
    that is an incredibly racist statement. Should have been fired. 'old' does not mean acceptable. Doubt he says 'cotton-pipkin' if it was a white player. You have to be smarter than that.
    oh that's just cause you're fukkin brain dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzz View Post
    that is an incredibly racist statement. Should have been fired. 'old' does not mean acceptable. Doubt he says 'cotton-pipkin' if it was a white player. You have to be smarter than that.
    Acceptable of what?? The phrase is not meant to be racist. You have it in your head it is.

    It sounds bad to you so you're offended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzz View Post
    that is an incredibly racist statement. Should have been fired. 'old' does not mean acceptable. Doubt he says 'cotton-pipkin' if it was a white player. You have to be smarter than that.
    when you take aspirin, what do you enjoy most? opening the bottle and picking the cotton out or actually taking the aspirin?

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    Old and harmless term..

    Is becoming a damn shame that just about everything said today is racist or has a racial under tone to it.. Statues of American historic figures are now racist too... Liberal society and blacks coming unhinged and unglued...

    Many White people picked cotton as well just for the record though out history... It's called farming work...



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    Is wearing cotton clothes racist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlowilly View Post
    Is wearing cotton clothes racist?
    Not if the tag says cotten picked by white people ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratzz View Post
    that is an incredibly racist statement. Should have been fired. 'old' does not mean acceptable. Doubt he says 'cotton-pipkin' if it was a white player. You have to be smarter than that.
    Not at all, term has been used toward white people many times. This is much ado about nothing.

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