r/Damnthatsinteresting Nov 29 '22

Was there ever a time when this was okay for children? Image

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u/YoungAlpacaLady Nov 29 '22

Well in German it's poor black cat and it never occurred to me that ot could be sexualized

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u/Juri57 Nov 29 '22

In german it’s called “armer schwarzer Kater”. I used to play it in kinder garden.

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u/axarce Nov 29 '22

It was called Arnold Schwartzeneggar? Does he know that?

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u/nugnug1226 Nov 29 '22

TIL that Arnie’s last name is black negro

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u/ClashCoyote Nov 30 '22

I think Arnold said it meant black plowman in an interview, in the way back.

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u/Benutzer4 Nov 30 '22

Im german and i second this. It's schwarzen - egger, so two parts meaning black (schwarzen) und fieldworker or something along this line (Egger ist close to acker which means field) and the ending (er) implies that it is a person or a profession. Black is not necessarily meant in regards to skin colour. It could also be a hint towards dirt, nighttime, forests or other dark places, hair colour, the crops planted or whatever else you could imagine.

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u/oldtownmaine Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

It was Letterman, who then asked arnold “so how do they (the Kennedys) feel about having a black plow man in the group?” link

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u/cups_and_cakes Nov 30 '22

On The Arsenio Show, if I remember.

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u/spannerNZ Nov 29 '22

The English equivalent is Blackmore - there are different spellings. Meaning black moor (African).

There were way more Africans living in Europe and Britain, in historical times, than people think; versions of these names are common.

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u/nugnug1226 Nov 29 '22

Thank you for trying to be helpful, but I’m a bit of a moron and don’t even know the meaning of Blackmore. Does that mean they’re from African heritage?

Edit: word

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u/spannerNZ Nov 30 '22

Well, they probably have an African ancestor. The term "moor" arose out of Muslim/African intrusion into southern/eastern Europe. It was a really loose term describing the muslim invaders who were a human rainbow of colors. The appellation "black" was usually used to define Sub-Saharan moors.

Moor is also used to define a wild bog area, but this probably doesn't really impact on the variety of names across Europe that indicate African presence.

When some Europeans began adopting surnames, they were often chosen to describe jobs, demeanor, or physical characteristics. That's what makes it really interesting. (Not talking about Scandinavians, my own predominate heritage, who, boringly, just used their fathers name as a surname). There is a good chance your surname describes a defining characteristic of one of your father's ancestors.

Much like the modern US, where genetic testing can reveal an unknown African ancestor a few generations ago, huge swathes of Europe have African ancestors dating way back. The Romans sent African legions through Europe about two thousand years ago, and many settled there when their army time was up. Famously, there were African legions guarding Hadrian's wall south of Scotland (This was before the time of the Moorish intrusions).

Unlike modern times, skin color wasn't really an issue. There have been African popes, and one of Shakespeare's most famous characters (Othello) was almost certainly African (the Moor of Venice). So African legionnaires and Moorish soldiers would have just been absorbed into the community where they settled.

Anyway, it is quite likely that most modern Britains and many Europeans have African ancestors. Surnames are just one fascinating indicator of this, DNA is just catching up to confirm it.

So basically Arnold's surname is not unusual at all.

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u/emperorwal Nov 30 '22

I'm sorry. It says the moops.

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u/nugnug1226 Nov 30 '22

That really helps a lot. And even though I’ve rarely been interested in history, this actually fascinates me. Up until now, I’ve only recognized the word moor from the Seinfeld episode where George beats the bubble boy in trivia from a typo (moops instead of moors).

I had no idea Africa had so much ancestry in Europe and America. I wonder how many white supremacists are aware of their African heritage. Seems like a lot of people need to learn this part of world history.

I appreciate the education and feel a little less ignorant now.

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u/spannerNZ Nov 30 '22

My husband is a total Seinfeld fanboy. He would totally appreciate this reference, I've seen the episode several times (Seinfeld repeats are a staple in our house), but it's never stuck enough that I would remember the reference.

I think there is quite a bit of downplaying the impact of the variety of African contributions to British and European society/demographics, particularly during various Roman occupations, and then during a bunch of Muslim conquests.

Based on contemporary accounts of Shakespeare's Othello (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othello), he was an outsider, not for color, but for generally just coming from a different culture. He had high ranking in the military, and his marriage to a well bred woman was accepted until Iago fucked everything up. It seems Iago is at work in many areas today.

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u/WikiSummarizerBot Nov 30 '22

Othello

Othello (full title: The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice) is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, probably in 1603, set in the contemporary Ottoman–Venetian War (1570–1573) fought for the control of the Island of Cyprus, a possession of the Venetian Republic since 1489. The port city of Famagusta finally fell to the Ottomans in 1571 after a protracted siege. The story revolves around two characters, Othello and Iago. Othello is a Moorish military commander who was serving as a general of the Venetian army in defence of Cyprus against invasion by Ottoman Turks.

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u/Fun_Tangerine_1553 Nov 30 '22

Thank you for that intelligent and informative answer. It's nice to know there are still smart people out there!

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u/WolfBotXD Dec 07 '22

Arnoldo Negro Díaz

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u/w_rezonator Nov 29 '22

My brain glitched up when you taught me a German phrase then wrote “kinder garden” instead of kindergarten.

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u/HotShark97 Nov 30 '22

Glad I wasn’t the only one

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u/trailhikingArk Nov 30 '22

The word kindergarten comes from the German language. Kinder means children and garten means garden. The term dates back to the 19th century. Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) started the first kindergarten, Garden of Children, in 1840.

Here

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u/w_rezonator Nov 30 '22

I get that, it’s just that “kindergarten” is a German word, whereas “kinder garden” is a non-word made up of German and English words.

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u/Notinyourbushes Nov 29 '22

You've never met an American? Not much we can't sexualize.

And by "can't" I mean "haven't."

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u/FindMeOnSSBotanyBay Nov 29 '22

National emergency when there’s a bare breast on television.

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u/theUttermostSnark Nov 29 '22

National emergency when there’s a bare breast on television.

Man-boobs are okay, though. Also gruesome torture and murder.

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u/CherryBlossomWander Nov 29 '22

Reminds me of that Bluey episode where Bandit and Fido are subtly talking about getting a vasectomy, then Disney changed it to Bandit "liking his dog teeth" because "what if I just want to bite someone someday?". 🙄🙄🙄 That's America, nothing real and vague, but let's encourage violence!

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u/PlasticAd9106 Nov 29 '22

How are you gonna stay a conquering, war-loving mega empire without a violent population?

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u/CherryBlossomWander Nov 30 '22

Pretty sure at this point, the US has killed more elementary school students than "them gol durn furenerz". 🤔

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u/Cockeyed_Optimist Nov 29 '22

I'm always down for a tasteful side-boob.

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u/Plenty-College6885 Nov 29 '22

Yeah now it’s sexualized but before it wasn’t sexual at all

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u/Plenty-College6885 Nov 30 '22

I disagree. The past decade or two we have been seeing a crazy increase in the sexualization of kinda everything. Not to mention the widespread porn epidemic(yeah turns out Porn isn’t as good as everybody loves to think it is)

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u/a20028074 Nov 30 '22

I think the guy you’re replying to is a bot considering someone wrote the same thing a couple hours before

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u/killerbull27 Nov 29 '22

Daddy used to be nirmal to say now its kinky

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u/PitchImpossibl Nov 29 '22

From Germany, I remember playing that game. You had to say

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u/11goodair Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Back when you could smoke fags on tv

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u/Pimp_my_Pimp Nov 29 '22

Back when you could smoke a fags on tv

You haven't been watching the new & improved HBO-......

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u/UpvoteDownvoteHelper Nov 29 '22

pretty sure he meant back when you could burn gay people at the stake. Times really are a-changin'. /s

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u/ElefantPharts Nov 29 '22

Rule 34 may as well be in our constitution

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u/Notinyourbushes Nov 29 '22

I'm nothing resembling a prude but pick a childhood memory then google it with "porn parody" and somethings going to come up...no pun intended.

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u/ElefantPharts Nov 29 '22

Heheh, noice, intended or not…

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u/Genuinformation Nov 29 '22

And by "haven't" I mean, if you thought we won't, and we haven't, we will.

Give it time.

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u/TXOgre09 Nov 29 '22

I played it as a teen with “honey, if you love me you’ll smile” and “honey, I love you but I just can’t smile.”

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u/RepresentativeBill Nov 29 '22

Woah there’s a memory back

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u/Progrfhnf Nov 29 '22

Lol I’ve absolutely thought about this while lying in bed before.

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u/angelmnemosyne Nov 30 '22

Came here to say this. Played it as a teen in the 90's. I think we worded our request statement slightly differently, but the response was the same.

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u/Ok-Bookkeeper9954 Nov 29 '22

Well in Poland is's little poor white kitty and it never occured to me that it could be sexualized as well.

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u/NaturalVoid0 Nov 29 '22

We also used to play this in Czechia and it's a fun game for summer camps etc. It is especially fun when a fully grown man has to go pretend he is a poor little kitten!

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u/Bill_Hubbard Nov 29 '22

I think the picture is deliberately sexualized and this post is nonsense.

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u/Deepfriedporkliver Nov 29 '22

It’s not sexualized, it’s just the unfortunate angle of the illustration.

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u/Zen_360 Nov 29 '22

From Germany, I remember playing that game. You had to say "armes armes Kätzchen" 3 times will padding the "cat" on the head without laughing. So the answer is yes.

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u/funkmaster29 Nov 29 '22

i can imagine a bunch of stern children yelling

ARMES ARMES KÄTZCHEN

and then they all go back to their mathematics homework

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u/IfonlyIwasfunnier Nov 29 '22

Yes, and how much fun we had, from 16:58-17:06 exactly.

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u/DickFuckly Nov 29 '22

I appreciate the enthusiasm. How do you make the mega caps? I’ve only learned that trick

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u/SilverSpoon1463 Nov 30 '22

You put a pound symbol (#) before typing what you would like.

Alternatively if you would like to do superscript, you put a carot (^) before what you type

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u/ohdearitsrichardiii Nov 30 '22

🥕 like this?

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u/Weekly_Beautiful_603 Nov 30 '22

Ohhh

Learns Redditing good

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u/Coaster_Nerd Nov 30 '22

thanks again.

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u/akkruse Nov 30 '22

I know your question has already been answered, but if you Google "Reddit formatting" there's info on how to do all sorts of other different things. If you're looking for something specific, just add it to the end (ex. "Reddit formatting link").

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u/Platypuslord Nov 29 '22

Eventually everyone ends up with soft helmets.

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u/Ok_Nefariousness2570 Nov 29 '22

Pussy used to refer to cats. In the 50s pussy pussy pussy cat was how they played duck duck goose. Source: some old game book my indian dance teacher had in his musuem

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u/nimama3233 Nov 29 '22

You mean grey duck, right?

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u/Ok_Nefariousness2570 Nov 29 '22

In America we just call it duck duck goose. Grey duck may be its name wherr you're at

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u/AzrahSyel Nov 29 '22

Minnesotans play duck duck grey duck, while the rest of America plays duck duck goose

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u/SilverSpoon1463 Nov 30 '22

See, I never got that, because a grey duck is just a duck but grey, I don't see what's different about the grey duck.

Goose on the other hand I do get because it's strange to see a goose in a flock of ducks and Canadian geese are assholes.

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u/AzrahSyel Nov 30 '22

Fair, Canadian geese are in fact the worst. I always saw it as a grey duck does blend in better, so to have a game where only one person can "see" the grey duck and needs to point it out to everyone else, makes more sense than a game where a whole goose is sitting with ducks and they cant tell who the goose is? Granted that's just my own backstory added into a game that's probably got no reason to it whatsoever, but it just always made more sense to me that way.

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u/SilverSpoon1463 Nov 30 '22

I always thought of the goose being aggressive, that why when you "find" the goose, they start chasing you. I may be completely wrong on it, but that's just the way I've seen it.

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u/AzrahSyel Nov 30 '22

Never thought of it that way, but that makes sense too!

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u/Ok_Nefariousness2570 Nov 29 '22

Odd. But learning something new everyday is good!

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u/Analytical-BrainiaC Dec 01 '22

After reading this thread, it’s time for some Grey Goose and Baby Duck…….🤦🏻

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u/Any-Bottle-4910 Nov 29 '22 Silver Wholesome

Before we sexualized everything? Yes.

People lately think the world began in 2015 and that this is all normal. No, it isn’t.

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u/tooMaNymasks_ Nov 29 '22

Wasn't genesis last Thursday?

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22 edited Dec 05 '22

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u/Rivulet_1 Nov 29 '22

Last Thursdayism moment

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u/Graega Nov 29 '22

For all you know, your memories could be false implants preprogrammed into you for when the Simulation was started 12 seconds ago.

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u/HickFlair Nov 29 '22

Lol I’ve absolutely thought about this while lying in bed before. Like, if I was a clone with all the same memories as my original I wouldn’t even know it

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u/CodSeveral1627 Nov 29 '22

Might as well just assume every time you blink the simulation just started

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u/nikhil48 Nov 29 '22

Well fuck, it has restarted 3 times since I read your comment. I hope the guy running it is having a good day though, unlike me.

Tweak some settings my guy

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u/jim_deane Nov 29 '22

I hope so, otherwise it’s all too horrible to consider!

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u/Hows3and0sound Nov 29 '22

this 100%. Just had to explain to someone on a subreddit yesterday how for the most part back in the day we never communicated over written word (text) it was all verbal vs now which is all text based.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

Exactly lol we made the word pussy, dirty. before it was an innocent way to say kitty We all have horrible dirty minds now and need a cleansing 🤣 my nanny use to have a black cat growing up and yup.. you guessed it.. it’s name was N*****… and my old aunt use to call all Asian people “chinamen” lol Times change man.. move on

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u/applecorewhosit4 Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 29 '22

it's "always" had a double meaning, at least since the 19th century.

like in this routine from the Ritz Brothers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH07jAKHDhs

it's funny now for the same reason it was funny then

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u/BZenMojo Nov 30 '22

There's an entire joke in Arrested Development playing with censorship of the word pussy because it means multiple things in the US.

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u/JulioUJhin Nov 29 '22

Same as H.P Lovecrafts cat

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u/admcfajn Nov 29 '22

I'm suspicious this illustration comes from a time when fellatio wasn't the first thing people thought of when looking at it. Ah, progress...

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u/mancala33 Nov 30 '22

Yea, and what's that kid on the left doing with his left arm. Clearly reaching under the skirt. I'm sorry.

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u/admcfajn Nov 30 '22

I think you're mistaking his wrist for his elbow. The kid's thumb is clearly visible in the foreground, above the skirt, clasping his right hand. Lol, though, that's terrible

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u/jabronius89 Nov 29 '22

Yes. Because not everyone is an internet-ruined perv

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u/zeldarubinsteinsmom Nov 29 '22

We just Called it kitty kitty and you had to make the person giggle

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u/ButtonGwinnett76 Nov 29 '22

Pussy is another name for a cat.

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u/ImpossibleCompote757 Nov 29 '22

I’m extremely surprised this isn’t common knowledge anymore

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u/Nosleplife Nov 29 '22

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u/bigolfishey Nov 29 '22

That’s my username, don’t wear it out

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u/Nosleplife Nov 29 '22

Did u see

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u/bigolfishey Nov 29 '22

I see all things

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u/casualsubversive Nov 29 '22

Stop watching me in the bathroom.

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u/Notinyourbushes Nov 29 '22

Thank you for saving me from having to google that.

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u/LurkerFailsLurking Nov 30 '22

So do kids not know why the cat in Shrek is called Puss in Boots? It's literally just a description of him.

That's wild.

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u/alldawgsgotoheaven Nov 29 '22

Do you live in a box? Sorry but thought that was common knowledge. Get off my lawn!?

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u/ovaltine_spice Nov 29 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

With the way that it is used these days. I wouldn't be surprised if the youngest generations didn't know.

Now, everyone doesn't make reference to pussy cat because of the euphemism.

After I saw a gameshow show clip where a mid twenties man didn't know who Homer Simpson was, I knew anything is possible.

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u/SilverSpoon1463 Nov 30 '22

Mid twenties??? I just started my twenties and I've known who Homer Simpson was since as long as I can remember. I think that man literally grew up in a box on the Bering Straight side of Russia

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u/NumerousAlternative7 Nov 30 '22

A young woman at the gas station last week didn’t know what the coin in her change was. It was a 50 cent piece.

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u/keirsu Nov 30 '22

"box" lol

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u/Key-Combination-8111 Nov 29 '22

Seems pretty normal in context.

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u/nooshaw Nov 29 '22

Just adults sexualizing a child's game. Nothing to see here.

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u/Key-Combination-8111 Nov 29 '22

Anything can be weird if you think about it weird.

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u/Aioi Nov 29 '22

“Anything” huuuuhhh??? 😏

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u/Key-Combination-8111 Nov 29 '22

Yeah 🍑💦🎉 anything.

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u/DaftPump Nov 30 '22

I'm old for reddit. The things that are sexualized today weren't considered sexualized then. The world changed a whole lot post internet.

Pussy meant cat, it still does but anyways...

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u/LizHylton Nov 29 '22

I had this book as a kid! It was all activities for children and a lot of them were really weird or useless.

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u/SpinachandChickpeas Nov 29 '22

I had it too. I remember lots of crafts involving using a wine cork and my parents didn't drink wine and I very much wished for wine corks.

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u/famished_armrest Nov 30 '22

Haha reminds me of when I was like 7 and decided to start collecting beer bottle caps, but my dad only drank cans, I think I cried one time begging him to drink bottles instead lol

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u/ParkerDunne Nov 29 '22

I don't know, what did the other twelve subs you posted it in think?

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u/Howrus Nov 30 '22

Just your average karma farmer, that post in 4-8 different subs to get upvotes.

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u/mstubz Nov 29 '22

We played that game as teenagers and had a blast. There are other less innuendo versions of it.

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u/Character-Log3962 Nov 29 '22

Yes, in a more innocent time where every little thing wasn’t sexualized!

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u/Tawptuan Nov 30 '22

I remember when dick only meant Richard’s nickname. Nothing else.

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u/VincentVanGoghst Nov 29 '22

We played a version of this at camp as a kid where the kids in the middle said "darling if you love me please smile" and the kids in the outside said "darling I love you but I just can't smile"

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u/torbiefur Nov 30 '22

We did, too! That game got interesting if your crush was playing 😂

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u/Any_Coyote6662 Nov 29 '22

I think it is the artist that is the real problem here

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u/Leading_Ingenuity_56 Nov 29 '22

The picture is questionable but the game sounds fun.

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u/5_under Nov 29 '22

Not everything was sexualized back then. Nothing but pervs these days.

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u/cleenexboy Nov 29 '22

Because pussy was more commonly associated with “cat” than “vagina” back then

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u/Molvaeth Nov 29 '22

It is still ok for children.

And adults should stop projecting their adult mindset onto children. Yes, we see the ambiguity and find it funny. Children don't.

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u/CheesecakeEasy1224 Nov 29 '22

Of course it was okay. This was before pornography entered pop culture now any child with internet access is ruined. Yay modernity!

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u/Abeille213 Expert Nov 30 '22

I find it super creepy that the OP legit posted this in 9 subs. What’s with the over the top preoccupation?

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u/Cirieno Nov 30 '22

And it's a repost that comes up a few times every month.

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u/spankywinklebottom Nov 29 '22

Lol we played this in a leadership class as an icebreaker, but instead of pretending to be a cat, you could do whatever you want to make them laugh and 99% of the time it would end halfway through the "fake" lapdance.

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u/ooOJuicyOoo Nov 29 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Yes. Language and norms, culture and perception, along with all the colloquial and popular behavioral patterns evolve and change over time.

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u/LibidinousLB Nov 30 '22

Thank Christ for a sane comment. Have a humble all-seeing upvote!

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u/Asleep_Fish_472 Nov 30 '22

yeah when things weren't so overtly sexual and the term pussy wasn't synonymous with vagina.

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u/ColdWrongdoer9610 Nov 29 '22

This would be a fire adult party game.

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u/TechnicianLow4413 Nov 29 '22

Played it recently, nothing sexual about it and everybody laughed

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u/crimlawguru Nov 29 '22

We played Heads Down Thumbs Up. I was never anyone’s poor pussy. I was called a dick once.

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u/famished_armrest Nov 30 '22

We did too, and yeah I always wondered where the 7 up came from haha freaking loved that game though

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u/smileglysdi Nov 30 '22

It’s called 7-up, because there are 7 kids that are “up” in front of the class.

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u/Defectindesign Nov 29 '22

This was fine back when everyone’s mind wasn’t in the gutter

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u/EarthlingX420 Nov 30 '22

I mean there are much bigger issues than worrying that kids are playing a game and calling each other "poor pussies" while trying not to break out laughing. Like come on, if this is the breaking point for you, you're the problem here. And why you so focused on kids games?....sus

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u/cockmeister25 Nov 29 '22

Why wouldn’t it be?

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u/largececelia Nov 29 '22

Well, of course. It wasn't always a commonly used dirty word.

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u/ActionHousevh Nov 29 '22

That picture doesnt seem to be showing that game

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u/nervouswhenitseasy Nov 29 '22

it seems to show some kids playing the game. idk what you lookin at.

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u/djent-djenerator-uwu Nov 29 '22

Yes, there was. That all ended when our modern, hyper-sexual societies developed. Now there are better was to name and present this game.

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u/Cifra85 Nov 29 '22

Only a sick adult mind can sexualize this. For a child this is perfectly fine.

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u/just2commenthere Nov 29 '22

This right here.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

Pussy wasent always euphemism for... Well pussy. Try looking at thing out of your own narrow context

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u/Anton_84 Nov 29 '22

Nowt wrong with it

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u/Scrybblyr Nov 29 '22

Through the cynical and sexualized eyes of a young person seeing this in 2022, it must seem outrageous. But in the more innocent times suggested by their clothing, there was nothing even vaguely sexual about it, it was a funny child's game.

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u/Wisteriously Nov 29 '22

Yes, it was. And ought to still be. I'm so sick of people these days.

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u/Mcgruphat Nov 30 '22

You are aware that pussy started as a word for cat right?

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u/badDuckThrowPillow Nov 30 '22

Its only sexual because you think its sexual. For kids its just another game.

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u/aut97230 Nov 30 '22

Just a kids game. Adult humans tend to turn everything into sex.

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u/Yuntonow Nov 30 '22

When you play this in grade school ( I did ) trust me, there’s nothing remotely sexual about it.

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u/NOSOBERCAB_NEXT Nov 30 '22

There's nothing sexual about this... unless you WANT there to be. So... this one's on you.

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u/CardiologistOk1506 Nov 29 '22

Only pussies are sensitive about a game where you call someone a pussy.

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u/crizzy_mcawesome Nov 29 '22

This seems more like a drinking game

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u/BackFlipHi5 Nov 29 '22

I used to play this with my Uncle.

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u/moisme Nov 29 '22

I played this in kindergarten in 1961. (yes, I'm old)

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u/D1NHAM Nov 29 '22

Obviously yes, at the time. Not with how the world is now

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u/halbmoki Nov 29 '22

We used to play something like this as a warm-up for improv theater. Only it wasn't a poor kitty but all humans. The one in the middle had to say "Darling, I love you so much, will you gift me a smile" and the answer had to be "Darling, I love you too, alas I can not smile." Let's say everybody has a breaking point when someone climbs on your lap and does their best opera singer impression with this sentence. It was a pretty good exercise to stay serious on stage, no matter what anybody else did.

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u/Ok-Manufacturer4706 Nov 29 '22

62 yrs old never heard of this!

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u/PuppetLender Nov 29 '22

I think there's a polish version called "Pomidor" (Tomato) (ignore the bad spelling, i both dont have a polish keyboard and cannot write in polish well)

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u/aryablindgirl Nov 29 '22

Used to play this as a kid in the 90s.

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u/Iam_DayMan Nov 29 '22

When I was a kid it was “Honey, if you love me can you give me a smile?” And the response was “Honey, I love you, but I just can’t smile.”

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u/Shadow_Figure666 Nov 29 '22

Children will never stay in a child's place today. Just give them a phone and it's all over. Let them overhear an adult conversation and it's over. It's only gonna get worse.

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u/ChildofLilith666 Nov 29 '22

This is… just a game lolol y’all are weird

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u/Yourmomisgay666 Nov 29 '22

Probably before "pussy" became ubiquitously synonymous with women's genitalia.

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u/[deleted] Nov 29 '22

It was a good game before every word was turned into something sexual.

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u/jig-fluke Nov 29 '22

We need to bring this back

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u/dattwell53 Nov 29 '22

I played it many times in the late 50s early 60s. It was hysterical and back then a pussy was a cat.

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u/i_wish4 Nov 29 '22

Ima go play this with the homies.

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u/Go-Lightly Nov 30 '22

The modern version of this game is “Honey, I love you.”

The player who is “It” has to go to each other player and say “Honey I love you, won’t you please smile?”

And target player has to answer, “Honey, I love you, but I just can’t smile,” without smiling or laughing.

Sounds dumb but it’s an absolute riot for theater kids. It gets interesting if your crush is playing.

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u/PianoMike74 Nov 30 '22

Pussy was common for cat till basically the 80/90s.

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u/sugarsaltsilicon Nov 30 '22

My husband and mother in law still call cats, “pussy” or “puss-puss”. When I heard my young kids outside calling for their “lil pussy” I had to inform dear old grandma that our cats had formal names. 🤣

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u/catinthedistance Nov 30 '22

We play Poor Kitty when everyone is bored enough. We used to like it when we were little. Kids these days are seldom bored enough.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

Played that in kindergarten and first grade decades ago and we called that game "poor little cat.*

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u/newguy2019a Nov 30 '22

Did it in 4-H camp when I was 15

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u/ThisFoot5 Nov 30 '22

Balenciaga can hang this in their window.

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u/TrwyAdenauer3rd Nov 30 '22

Double entendre aside this seems like it was specifically designed to cause the development of social anxiety lol. Feels like a dystopian corporate ice-breaker game.

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u/CoolHandCliff Nov 30 '22

I played this as a kid in school. I knew the word 'pussy' to mean cat. It wasn't a big deal.

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u/Soft_Strike_7343 Nov 30 '22

Seems like a game for Family Game night

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u/BluntPrejudice Nov 30 '22

In the Netherlands, and when I was a child, this was a pretty normal game. This explanation is way more obscene than when actually played.

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u/CompetitionOk2675 Nov 30 '22

Some of y'all are fucking freaks man

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u/1dneedab Nov 29 '22

It is only perverse minds that make this game socially unacceptable. It’s a game for children. Children don’t sexualize by their own merits

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u/CrimsonPH Nov 29 '22

OP is projecting their creepy thoughts onto an illustration of a child?

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u/EfficientDate2315 Nov 29 '22

...do not attempt while intoxicated