Validity in offensive sounding foreign words

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26 Jun 2015, 9:00 pm

A Dinosaur Name in ‘Jurassic World’ is So ‘Racist’ That the Movie Has Come Under Fire

Apparently, shortening Pachycephalasaurus is racist due to the racial slur Paki (vs pachy, meaning 'thick' in Greek). How much validity is there to get upset over a word in another language?

Jurassic World wrote:
“The Pachys are out of containment!”
"There's another Pachy roaming outside his zone!"


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27 Jun 2015, 3:22 am

That video is funny. I haven't seen the movie. It's a joke right?



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27 Jun 2015, 2:12 pm

heavenlyabyss wrote:
That video is funny. I haven't seen the movie. It's a joke right?


I don't know, it seems some people are serious but I can't tell. If it is satire it's really good.


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30 Jun 2015, 1:37 pm

kamiyu910 wrote:
A Dinosaur Name in ‘Jurassic World’ is So ‘Racist’ That the Movie Has Come Under Fire

Apparently, shortening Pachycephalasaurus is racist due to the racial slur Paki (vs pachy, meaning 'thick' in Greek). How much validity is there to get upset over a word in another language?

Jurassic World wrote:
“The Pachys are out of containment!”
"There's another Pachy roaming outside his zone!"


They're escaping from their parents' shops!

A cricket match could break out at any time! :D



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30 Jun 2015, 2:15 pm

Hrm..., validity as in, you go somewhere the language is spoken and start being offended every time they use a word or expression which sounds similar to an offensive one in your own native tongue? Sounds like a fine strategy to look for trouble.


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