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while I was at it, being a "white man", I looked up the word honky too... do you guys think this definition is accurate?

Honky

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A term used by black prositutes in the 20's, when the white 'johns' would pull up in their cars and beep their horns..."your HONKY is here"

Honky was later adopted as a pejorative in 1967 by black militants within SNCC seeking a rebuttal for the term nigger. They settled on a familiar word they felt was disparaging to certain Americans of European descent; hunkie meaning an American of Slavic or Hungarian descent.[1][2]

In Australasia and Singapore, a person of Hong Kong origin is categorised as a Honky, a term that some people of Hong Kong take offense at. They prefer to be called "Hongkongers (or Hongkongese)". In fact several brochures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board makes reference to this new term.


Folk etymologies
These are some other folk etymologies for the term honky:

From New York City taxidrivers, who have a reputation for honking their horns excessively.
Derived from Yankee, a term used in the southern U.S. to describe people from the northern U.S. [citation needed]
Resembles the Wolof word honq meaning pink or pale.[citation needed]
On the TV show The Jeffersons, George Jefferson regularly referred to white people as honkies. This usage (while negatively affecting the later syndication of the show to some degree) added a familiar, less offensive tone to the word, which caused some acceptance of the term when used in the appropriate company.

On an episode of Family Guy, to get out of jury duty Peter, who is white, and is surrounded by other white people says "there is a lot of honkys around here".

See also:
Cracker
Honky tonk
Gaijin
Goy
Gringo
Haole
Kafir
Whitey
Nigger
The Jeffersons
Mzungu
Farang
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The term honkey was derived from the way blacks perceived how the white voice sounded, nasally and not unlike a goose. You may want to get a frontal lobotomy and just start over. Wouldn't it be nice to revisit kindergarten for some cookies, milk and a nice refreshing nap?

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while I was at it, being a "white man", I looked up the word honky too... do you guys think this definition is accurate?

Honky

Origin
A term used by black prositutes in the 20's, when the white 'johns' would pull up in their cars and beep their horns..."your HONKY is here"

Honky was later adopted as a pejorative in 1967 by black militants within SNCC seeking a rebuttal for the term nigger. They settled on a familiar word they felt was disparaging to certain Americans of European descent; hunkie meaning an American of Slavic or Hungarian descent.[1][2]

In Australasia and Singapore, a person of Hong Kong origin is categorised as a Honky, a term that some people of Hong Kong take offense at. They prefer to be called "Hongkongers (or Hongkongese)". In fact several brochures from the Hong Kong Tourism Board makes reference to this new term.


Folk etymologies
These are some other folk etymologies for the term honky:

From New York City taxidrivers, who have a reputation for honking their horns excessively.
Derived from Yankee, a term used in the southern U.S. to describe people from the northern U.S. [citation needed]
Resembles the Wolof word honq meaning pink or pale.[citation needed]
On the TV show The Jeffersons, George Jefferson regularly referred to white people as honkies. This usage (while negatively affecting the later syndication of the show to some degree) added a familiar, less offensive tone to the word, which caused some acceptance of the term when used in the appropriate company.

On an episode of Family Guy, to get out of jury duty Peter, who is white, and is surrounded by other white people says "there is a lot of honkys around here".

See also:
Cracker
Honky tonk
Gaijin
Goy
Gringo
Haole
Kafir
Whitey
Nigger
The Jeffersons
Mzungu
Farang
Exactly what point are you trying to make?
By the way, you left out 'limey' which I think you can apply to any Brit, black, white, yellow, pink, striped or spotted even.
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The term honkey was derived from the way blacks perceived how the white voice sounded, nasally and not unlike a goose. You may want to get a frontal lobotomy and just start over. Wouldn't it be nice to revisit kindergarten for some cookies, milk and a nice refreshing nap?

Wiki...wiki...wiki....wiki...shut up..lol
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Exactly what point are you trying to make? .
Thrill Kill posted a wiki definition for the word "Nigger" and it's taken as fact...

I post a wiki definition of "Honky" and it's quickly deemed inaccurate by the Thrill Kill.

hypocricy at it's finest. good stuff
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I re-read my initial post and found out why most of you are pissed at my answer...it was the quote where I called white people of that time uneducated pilgrims who couldn't read or spell their own names...well, it's true...

who disagrees?

the Pilgrims didn't even bathe back then, so how in the hell did a book and reading and writing become so en-vogue?


now debate that.
Not only were they uneducated but weren't most of them criminals anyways who were shunned from society in their homeland and didn't many of them just got kicked out or were forced to leave? I may be wrong but weren't most of the criminals banished to Australia and the New world?
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Not only were they uneducated but weren't most of them criminals anyways who were shunned from society in their homeland and didn't many of them just got kicked out or were forced to leave? I may be wrong but weren't most of the criminals banished to Australia and the New world?
well, is it true?
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well, is it true?
The criminals went to Australia; we got the religious nut-jobs.
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The criminals went to Australia; we got the religious nut-jobs.
I believe it The area where they landed is still a constipated Bible-belt conservative area in the States.

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