Discussion in 'Crucified Women' started by Top-Cat, Mar 20, 2014.
Don't try to understand army discipline!
Don't call them 'spades'... Try African-Americans... ever 'Negro' would be better...
It took me some research to grab that (that use of 'spade' is unknown this side of the Atlantic).
They went for a spade....
Could also mean this kind of a break (Spaten = German for spade, but also a famous Bavarian beer):
Don't play innocent with me! I see right through it!!!
I'm aware of it, as a term best avoided, though whether it would cause offence would depend on context.
Obviously from 'black as the ace of...' But of course it's considered a virtue, especially in the north of England,
to call a spade a spade (and not a bloody shovel).
Same principle as Arcimboldo's 'Lente' - let her wait, let her sweat!
Unions do a lot of good thing but these condemned bitches don't seem to appreciate the professional care they are receiving...
This picture is really one of the bests. Thank u Archimboldo !
It is in known in England...
...Some spade said 'rock and rollers, you're all the same
Man that's your instrument.' I felt so ashamed!!!
-I. Hunter 'All the way to Memphis' performed by Mott the Hoople
I know the song, but the meaning of English slang words is not always clear. Sometimes, The Channel is as deep and wide as the Atlantic is...
I'd never heard that term before either, and I've lived in 5 countries, including the US. Always happy to expand my knowledge. Now what to do with a new racial epithet?
See, you can learn new things even at the Tree house!!!
dig a hole and bury it?
Yes, that's what I was thinking.
You need a spade to dig it!
I see what you did there.
Growing up in the South in the 60s, I occasionally heard the term "spade" used for black people, mostly by folks from my grandparents' generation. I think it was already falling out of favor then. The Urban Dictionary says it was most common in the years after the Civil War. I think the last time I heard it used was by a black comedian.
I also really like this artist.
I've posted several postings on several threads here in CF.
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