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Old 07-08-2013, 05:18 PM
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Yes, let's see, we don't call German cars "kraut cars" or "kraut-burners", do we? We don't call Italian cars "spaghetti wagons" or anything slse that connects their ethnic food, culture or origins to the vehicle in a perjorative manner, do we? But we call Japanese cars "rice burners" or motorcyles "rice rockets", now we hear it described as teriyaki Toyota or sushi 5.7. Why one type of car and not another? The only reason I see remarks for one class of vehicle and not another class of vehicles that uses some national/ethnic descriptor in a negative connotation is that German or Italian cars are made by white people and Toyotas/Honda/Nissan are made by Asians. Can anyone give a race neutral reason for the disparity of descriptors? Why denigrate one type of car or anything else by using race or cultural or national connotations but not for products made by Caucasians? Why not stick to the merits of point? If that is not race based comment to call it teriyaki or sushi, please correct me.

And yes, as an Asian growing up in a heavily Mexican neighborhood, I've heard it all. I was hoping we would have outgrown this but apparently not. And no, I am no liberal but quite conservative.

I am still waiting for any explanation why we use one set of adjectives for vehicles made by Asians but not on vehciles made by Caucasians. Why is it OK for one and not the the other? No, I don't think most Japanese would take too kindly to it either----perhaps those days are over as well.

Jeep Quatar has apologized and that is the end of the subject as far as I am concerned.
Wow I can't believe you actually took the time to type all of this on a jeep forum....take that enthusiasm you have and really think about what you said. I can guarantee you have seen a beat up truck and have been like yup that's a redneck... His post was all in good fun and if you don't like it close your eyes and DON'T READ THIS THREAD
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:21 PM
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

"Wheat burners"--I've been on several other forums including Ram diesel forums where you would think good ol' US of A oil burning truck owners would use such a term. Not once have I seen "wheat burners" used anywhere.

Never heard of "pasta rockets" either but then outside of cafe racer motorcycles one would not normally expect that reference.

Nevertheless, why even go there? Good for you if you're not offended---perhaps others are a bit more touchy about the subject because we had experienced more of it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:28 PM
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"Wheat burners"--I've been on several other forums including Ram diesel forums where you would think good ol' US of A oil burning truck owners would use such a term. Not once have I seen "wheat burners" used anywhere.

Never heard of "pasta rockets" either but then outside of cafe racer motorcycles one would not normally expect that reference.

Nevertheless, why even go there? Good for you if you're not offended---perhaps others are a bit more touchy about the subject because we had experienced more of it.
I'm giving you a standing ovation as I type this. Furthermore, stfu and stop spamming this thread. A pm to the OP would have sufficed.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

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Wow I can't believe you actually took the time to type all of this on a jeep forum....take that enthusiasm you have and really think about what you said. I can guarantee you have seen a beat up truck and have been like yup that's a redneck... His post was all in good fun and if you don't like it close your eyes and DON'T READ THIS THREAD
I had thought carefully about what I wrote. You can think anything you want. I don't care. Does not bother me. But if you express it, then it's another matter.

I am absolutely positive Jeep Quatar is not a racist but only mispoke (mis-typed) inadvertantly. But what is said in jest between and among friends is often times taken at face value between and among strangers and that ironic humor shared between and among friends may be lost.

If it does not bother you, then CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DON'T READ THIS THREAD AND MY RESPONSES EITHER.
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

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"Wheat burners"--I've been on several other forums including Ram diesel forums where you would think good ol' US of A oil burning truck owners would use such a term. Not once have I seen "wheat burners" used anywhere.

Never heard of "pasta rockets" either but then outside of cafe racer motorcycles one would not normally expect that reference.

Nevertheless, why even go there? Good for you if you're not offended---perhaps others are a bit more touchy about the subject because we had experienced more of it.
I only went there because you had mentioned something about how only Asian vehicles had nicknames.

Oh yeah, I'm often asked if I use EVOO when I change my oil.
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

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This is hilarious. He said Teriyaki....I mean really??? People are taking offense to this? It's a forum...things are going to be said. If there is an issue with it PM the OP. again IMO...
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

C'mon guys, the OP has already apologized. Let's move on.
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C'mon guys, the OP has already apologized. Let's move on.
point is he didn't need to he did nothing wrong!
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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

I need for someone (anyone) to explain to me how what the original poster typed correlates to him/her being a racist in any way.....the myopia on this thread is confounding...I've been called Dago, WOP, Guinea, a "Vinny" etc. in my lifetime...many times merely in jest....I suppose I could assume that those "slurs" slung my way were unequivocal proof of the inherent racism of the name-caller....yeah, that makes sense.....
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:09 PM
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I need for someone (anyone) to explain to me how what the original poster typed correlates to him/her being a racist in any way.....the myopia on this thread is confounding...I've been called Dago, WOP, Guinea, a "Vinny" etc. in my lifetime...many times merely in jest....I suppose I could assume that those "slurs" slung my way were unequivocal proof of the inherent racism of the name-caller....yeah, that makes sense.....
It goes FAR outside this board. Never in my life have I seen so many people so eager to be offended as I do these days. It's amazing. The fact is, if you spend your days looking for something to offend you, chances are you're going to find it.

Maybe legalization of marijuana is a good idea - it might mellow people the f*&k out.

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Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

Jerkylips, I suspect you may be right re marijuana....people literally look for reasons to be offended these days.......the U.S.A. has devolved into a society of victims......no doubt it's easy to recognize the ideology responsible for this.....
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