Carrol--how right you are. In Texas, Polack jokes become Aggie jokes and are
considered politically correct because they are making fun of someone attending
Texas A&M rather than making fun of an ethnic group. However, my grandmother,
whose only son went to A&M, hated Aggie jokes because they made fun of the
university she adored!
Carrol Cox wrote:
> Nancy Gish wrote:
> > Dear Jacek,
> > It was not funny, and I am shocked that it came from Gunnar. I just want
> > to say that and to say how sorry I am that happened.
> > Nancy
> Perhaps Gunnar is unware that in the U.S. "Polack jokes" are a genre
> with an almost allegorical subtext: they carry the burden of racism in
> circles where "Sambo" jokes are no longer tolerated. I suspect that this
> joke is even yet circulating re Blacks rather than Poles.