What was said by the Announcer

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  1. 19210

    19210 Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious what the announcer for the Okie State game said. He kept apologizing and then finally his colleague finally said you're good or something like that. Almost like he was pleading for his job on the air.
     
  2. Bewilderme

    Bewilderme Well-Known Member

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    He said, 'hack a polish slur'
     
  3. urb1

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    He said "hack-a-Pollock"
     
  5. wartknight

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    As someone with the last name Pollock, I officially am not offended
     
  6. Gunnerclone

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    What? Are you telling me that people from Poland aren't called Pollocks? What are they then? Poles? That sounds absurd. But I jest, that's pretty bad.
     
  7. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    It was "Hack-a-Polack." Not correcting spelling here or anything (since either is OK), just trying to add the link.
     
  8. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    Wack a Pole would have been so much better, and also politically correct.
     
  9. azepp

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    What does a carving up a delicious piece of the marine ecosystem have to do with the NCAA tournament?
     
  10. 19210

    19210 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! The way he was apologizing was making me feel uncomfortable, but I understand why now.

    p.s. who needs wikipedia or google when you have CycloneFanatic!
     
  11. Agclone91

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    #11 Agclone91, Mar 21, 2014
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    Huh, I didn't even know that was deragatory. I thought it was just a term for a polish person similar to saying American.

    Disclaimer: I don't believe I've ever actually said the word before.
     
  12. JUKEBOX

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    ditto
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    I think it comes from connotation. For example, "Hey, heard this Pollock joke?"
     
  14. alarson

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    I wouldve thought the same.
     
  15. azepp

    azepp Well-Known Member

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    So if Bryce Cotton sets a nice screen and the announcer calls him a cotton picker do you think the announcer will get fired?
     
  16. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Might not even finish the game.
     
  17. Wesley

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    I also am offended for you. That is so offensive.
     
  18. CYme

    CYme Well-Known Member

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    I see what you did there:skeptical:


    It's always great when someone makes a Polak joke to get all serious tell them your grandma escaped Poland during the war. Makes them feel crappy for making a derogatory joke.
     
  19. CyStalker

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    People are a bit sensitive IMO. I grew up in MN in a heavily populated area of Polish people and the term Pollock was used even amongst themselves. We live in such a politically correct world anymore that people take themselves too seriously.
     
  20. Agclone91

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    Knew I could count on you for an explanation.
     

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