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unque1mel

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its called Black Friday because
« on: November 25, 2010, 10:27:46 pm »
profit is in the black zone which is good, for all the assholes who are assumin its cuz of black people.  :wave:


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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 05:02:03 am »
Why would anyone assume that black Friday is referring to black people???

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 05:08:04 am »
profit is in the black zone which is good, for all the assholes who are assumin its cuz of black people.  :wave:

Hmmm.....the Friday proceeding Easter is often termed "Good Friday" or "Black Friday" also (whatever your religion is).  I don't think anybody associates that with black people.

In fact, your the first person that I've ever heard make that connection in my whole life...and I'm a senior citizen. Sounds like you have an axe to grind.....just sayin....
« Last Edit: November 26, 2010, 05:09:57 am by Annella »

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 08:19:00 am »
Yeah I've absolutely never heard anybody put black Friday and black people together. Oh well..
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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 08:45:56 am »
I am new to US.. So just no idea.. I liked as it has many deals..

We get here many things for low prices... isn't it good.

I thought that people get some gift money on thanksgiving day and that money is spent the next day.. correct me if I am wrong!!!

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 09:36:01 am »
I am new to US.. So just no idea.. I liked as it has many deals..

We get here many things for low prices... isn't it good.

I thought that people get some gift money on thanksgiving day and that money is spent the next day.. correct me if I am wrong!!!

It would be nice if gift money was given away at Thanksgiving, but that's not really the tradition.  It's customary to go shopping the day right after Thanksgiving which is always a Friday.  It got the name "Black Friday" for some reason.  I'm sure there's a story behind that.  It's kind of a "kick off" of the Christmas shopping season for a lot of people, and the stores have a lot of sales going on.  Some people have even spent the night before, in line, to be the first in the store when it opens.

I most certainly don't participate in Black Friday at all.  I try to buy and make gifts all year, so when Thanksgiving comes, my shopping is all done.  Christmas has become way too commercial.  I've cut way back on gifts for the family, and give to my 2 favorite charities.

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 09:40:02 am »
I have never heard of Black Friday refering to the color of a person.  I have also never heard of giving gifts of money on Thanksgiving.  I did do that one year though to the teenage grandkids.  I gave them each some money to go to the Mall of America to buy a few of their own Christmas presents.  I would then keep them and wrap them.  It gave them something to do on that day and also pick out a few things they really liked. 

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 10:25:24 am »
I always thought it was called Black Friday becasue after you got through fighting with all the crowds elbowing their way to get to the merchandise your body was black and blue with all the bruises.

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 10:40:16 am »
Joy Behar from "the view" last year made the connection on the show, and she was quickly shown what an absolute moron she actually is.

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 12:55:55 pm »
"Black Friday" means that companies are in the "Black" which means they are doing good and making good profits. Of course, now of days, they don't do as good, but it is still a tradition.

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 03:19:44 pm »
I didn't know "black friday" was refer to people.  ???
I thought it called black friday because the stores opened at the very early morning while it was still dark outside?!

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2010, 03:43:52 pm »
because the stores open at 3 am and it's the black of night outside.............  jk!! ;D

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Re: its called Black Friday because
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 04:53:00 pm »
I always heard because it's dark outside when you go shopping on black friday. I have never heard anything about the color of someone skin.

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