What is the difference between Northern and Southern racism?
A southern racist doesn't mind blacks living nearby, as long as they
don't get "uppity."
A northern racist doesn't mind blacks getting "uppity" as long as they
don't live close.
"Bite the wax tadpole."
- Coca-Cola as originally translated into Chinese
"Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave."
- ad slogan "Pepsi Comes Alive" as originally translated into Chinese
"I am a jelly doughnut"
- English translation of John F. Kennedy speaking at the Berlin Wall
"We pray for MacArthur's erection."
- sign erected by Japanese citizens in Tokyo, when MacArthur was considering a run for President
"You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid."
- from a guest directory at a Japanese hotel, 1991
"It takes a virile man to make a chicken pregnant."
- Perdue chicken ad, as mistranslated abroad
"I'm not against the blacks and a lot of the good blacks will attest to that."
- Evan Mecham, then governor of Arizona
"Nixon has been sitting in the White House while George McGovern has been more...
How many blacks does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three: One to boogie up the ladder, two to keep the beat
I like blacks like I like my eggs...
Beaten, poached, or burnt with a skillet
I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job-George Bush, during his first Presidential campaign"This is a great day for France!"-Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral"Now, like, I'm President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come into the White House and start offering it up, you know?... I bet if they did, I hope I would say, 'Hey, get lost. We don't want any of that.'"-George Bush, talking about drug abuse to a group of students"For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan.We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex... uh... setbacks."-George Bush"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change."-Dan Quayle"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."-Dan Quayle during a visit to Hawaii in more...