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  • As to the rest of what you've said, it's an interesting argument, but I have to ultimately say this: I don't think Bugs Bunny or his writers were intentionally being racist when they used the term 'ultramaroon' or 'cotton pickin'.

    Friday Night Open Thread: Comics Rogers 2005

  • In the words of Bugs Bunny, "what an ultramaroon."

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  • Hey, somebody has to put the "ultra" in ultramaroon.

    Ah, the Twatsiness of it all. CC 2009

  • Hitchens is always hilarious, as when he dismembered that ultramaroon Galloway in their debate, and although I disagree with Hitch's atheism, I am with him on this one.

    Something is rotten outside of Denmark Tripp 2006

  • May 26th, 2006 at 12:19 pm mk ultramaroon @ 11:21 am #38 – You forgot to close your italics tag.

    Firedoglake » Goose? Meet Gander. 2006

  • May 23rd, 2006 at 7:34 am mk ultramaroon @ 41 and Dr Bong @13.

    Firedoglake » Profiles in Courage 2006

  • May 10th, 2006 at 12:01 pm mk ultramaroon @#120; Never forget that Jeb is a signatory to the P.N.A.C.

    Firedoglake » Yeeeowch…A Whole New Low 2006

  • Not to speak up in defense of Magnificent Sven who can doubtless speak for himself but I'd always understood that the term 'maroon', when Bugs used it, was a mispronunciation of 'moron', so his usage of 'ultramaroon' was just a sort of odd pun on 'ultramarine', with 'moron' thrown in.

    Friday Night Open Thread: Comics Rogers 2005

  • Sorry this is cotton pickin ridiculous and anyone who tries to tell me that ultramaroon is a racist word is just stupid.

    Friday Night Open Thread: Comics Rogers 2005

  • For myself, I have never had the vaguest clue 'maroon' or 'ultramaroon' or 'cotton pickin' were racially derived, and while I certainly respect your scholarship, I like the phrase, I like the pop culture reference, and I enjoy being colorful in my speech and writing.

    Friday Night Open Thread: Comics Rogers 2005


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    December 5, 2007