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View Poll Results: Is Spanish Flu racist?
Yes 12 26.67%
No 23 51.11%
I don’t care 9 20.00%
42 viruses 1 2.22%
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Old 03-19-2020, 05:36 PM
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Not when I run it. I just hope to finish.
You hope to finish a race? Ok, Hitler.
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You hope to finish a race? Ok, Hitler.
Dang! I even lost Godwin's race.
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You mean the Kenyan Sprint?
That's the 26.2 mile dash.
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Is indian giving also racist?...
Uh, not sure if serious? That one definitely is racist. So is "gypped", although I didn't realize the word was related to "gypsy" until a few years ago.
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Uh, not sure if serious? That one definitely is racist. So is "gypped", although I didn't realize the word was related to "gypsy" until a few years ago.
of course it is. gypped is also, yes.
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If the country of origin created it on purpose, then the name is deserved, and they are the douchey ones. I guess we don't know for sure right now though. So like the journalists do when a suspect is on trial, maybe "Allegedly Chinese Virus" is more accurate.
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Wuhan virus was intended descriptively, and I don't think it was racist. Now that the official name is covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 and the most common nickname is coronavirus, it might well be racist to insist on using "Wuhan" instead of those names, however.
Saw the attached meme this morning. :welldamn: When put that way, I see better what you're saying.
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I was thinking [that the AO is] more like Pocket Pool: You think you're driving your point home hard, until you realize that you're really only busting your own balls
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Ebola virus offically named after a river in africa, no one called it racist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_River

Zika Virus
Nigeria Lassa Virus
West Nile Virus

All named after African locations

Why are we treating the Chinese differently here?
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Ebola virus offically named after a river in africa, no one called it racist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_River

Zika Virus
Nigeria Lassa Virus
West Nile Virus

All named after African locations

Why are we treating the Chinese differently here?
As is usually the case, it's the sneer in Trump's pronunciation.
Thing is, we know if he were to say "virus," we'd all know what he was talking about. No need to add "Chinese" to it. Yet, he cannot help himself. Why not, one asks, already knowing the answer.
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