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  •  Why do they still sell the moolatte at DQ? (0+ / 0-)

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    A friend recently alerted Chatterbox that Dairy Queen is marketing a new frozen drink called the MooLatte. Isn't that, he observed, er, kind of in poor taste? What he meant was that "MooLatte" sounds a lot like "mulatto," which is a word, not in much use nowadays, that describes a person whose father is white and mother is black or (less common in bygone days) the other way around. The "tragic mulatto," typically a beautiful woman who passes for white and thrives for a time in white society, only to be cast out after her pitiable taint becomes known, was a stock character in literature and popular culture well into the 20th century. The stereotype is now an object of much study and commentary by scholars, along with other hoary racial conceits like the shuffling servant and the corpulent, stern, but big-hearted Mammy.
    Anyway, I am afraid of what DQ would name these storms. Winter Storm DQ-octoroon?

    Mmmmm. Sprinkles. - H.J. Simpson.

    by ten canvassers on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:25:34 PM PST

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