The help

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    Jul 19, 2013 2:18 AM GMT
    So I watched several comedy which used the term "the help." I tried to research the term but could not find an answer. I think it has some connection with African American. I think the term has a negative connotation.

    If I remember correctly the phrase I saw was like...."this ain't the help bitches" or something like that.

    If someone could please tell me what it mean.

    I am just curious, please don't take my curiosity the wrong way.

    Thanks
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:26 AM GMT
    the help = the maid, the butler, the gardener, the chauffeur, icon_lol.gif
    all of which I'am...
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:27 AM GMT
    It may be a reference to the book/movie
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:33 AM GMT
    hairyandym saidthe help = the maid, the butler, the gardener, the chauffeur, icon_lol.gif
    all of which I'am...


    I actually remembered now. I think it was from a show which dragqueen called another drag(black person) the help....

    Hmm..Perhaps they were trying to say things like how people stereotype that black people receive a lot of help.

    Sorry guys ...these are just bad stereotype.
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:43 AM GMT
    dc0776 saidIt may be a reference to the book/movie


    ohhhh the movie The Help. Was great!! LOL
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    Jul 19, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    dc0776 saidIt may be a reference to the book/movie


    Just researched it...
    Thanks guys!
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    Jul 19, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    It's a movie about the terrible way Southern white women treated their black hired help (maids).

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    Jul 19, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidIt's a movie about the terrible way Southern white women treated their black hired help (maids).

    21d4iv.jpg


    Thanks much....definitely something I want to watch.
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    Jul 19, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    The only thing derogatory is the notion that people who are doing manual labor or helping people are somehow beneath you. I come from a "working class family" where both my grandmothers were "the help" in the South and Northeast. They worked 2-3 jobs to pay off their homes, put their children through college, and helped raise grandchildren who are pretty damned proud of them.

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    Jul 19, 2013 4:49 AM GMT
    Oops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.
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    Jul 19, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks
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    Jul 19, 2013 4:59 AM GMT
    Myol saidThe only thing derogatory is the notion that people who are doing manual labor or helping people are somehow beneath you. I come from a "working class family" where both my grandmothers were "the help" in the South and Northeast. They worked 2-3 jobs to pay off their homes, put their children through college, and helped raise grandchildren who are pretty damned proud of them.



    Thanks that sounds perfect. I totally understood the term now. I was gonna ask some people in my fitness class tomorrow but thanks!!
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    Jul 19, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?
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    Jul 19, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?


    What are you talking about?
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:42 AM GMT
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?


    What are you talking about?


    Who the fuck doesn't get Mean Girls references? You suck.
  • outbackdude

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    Jul 19, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    It means domestic servers.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?


    What are you talking about?


    Who the fuck doesn't get Mean Girls references? You suck.


    Mean Girls? Heard of it but never watched it. Too girly for my taste.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?


    What are you talking about?


    Who the fuck doesn't get Mean Girls references? You suck.


    Mean Girls? Heard of it but never watched it. Too girly for my taste.


    So much for being enlightened and embracing things outside of your bubble.

    And you gave me shit for not liking lesboobs. Hypocrite.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    7Famark saidOops, I thought this was gonna be a thread where we bitched about the people that clean for us. Disappointed.

    icon_rolleyes.gif this is a serious and an educated thread so don't ruin it!

    Thanks


    Do you even go here?


    What are you talking about?


    Who the fuck doesn't get Mean Girls references? You suck.


    Mean Girls? Heard of it but never watched it. Too girly for my taste.


    So much for being enlightened and embracing things outside of your bubble.

    And you gave me shit for not liking lesboobs. Hypocrite.

    Yeah but the movie was about "mean girls," I don't need to get enlightened on catty cat fights lol. I am not in my high school any more.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:49 AM GMT
    Double standard. Hypocrisy.

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    Jul 19, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    7Famark saidDouble standard. Hypocrisy.



    That exists in everyone. The important is what level of "hypocrisy" that you have.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    The help = The guy who helps you get off.

    How is this a bad thing?
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe help = The guy who helps you get off.

    How is this a bad thing?


    Well if he is "unclean" then that is bad. You need a clean one, not just some random free for all.
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    Jul 19, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidThe help = The guy who helps you get off.

    How is this a bad thing?


    Well if he is "unclean" then that is bad. You need a clean one, not just some random free for all.


    What do you mean by this?
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    Jul 19, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    7Famark said
    AbsoluteVirtues said
    paulflexes saidThe help = The guy who helps you get off.

    How is this a bad thing?


    Well if he is "unclean" then that is bad. You need a clean one, not just some random free for all.


    What do you mean by this?


    I am sure your imagination will guide you to the right thought for my message.