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Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Sooooo Am i the only one whose mother used thread in their hair when they were younger??? I see no reference in this whole thread. She used to bend it to make it look like a spider leg.Dead

FTR I HATED THOSE THREAD STYLES. akata's and kokoye's made fun of me when I was younger and called me spider head.Cry

lmao girl... i despised that ish

I've seen this before with former in-laws. I think some naturals use this as a stretching method too, no?
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Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

I'm pretty sure akata is some kind of wild cat or dog.

suga, have you heard "oloju fitin fitin" to describe 'Orientals?' as wellDead

Not the most pc terms but Naija's mean no harmLOL





CHERRRY YOU ARE MY MOTHERRRRRRR She used to say that all the time to me cos I got slanted eyes!!!!! I just fell out my chair!!!!!
LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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Cotton picker
Lol how did I miss this?

It doesn't mean cotton picker!!LOL it means a cat that doesn't live at home...because AA are essentially Africans who don't live "at home"...it's not derogatory.
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Ooooh sweetheart it does o

Akata cotton picker black American

It may not be the literal meaning, but that's def the bastardized meaning
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We pick cotton too though...LOL, so I don't see how that makes sense.

I think it's one of those things that depends on context, I never saw it as a negative term growing up but I can see how it could be semi-negative.

I guess it's a step up from"oloju fitin fitin" (chinky/small-eyed people) though.DisapproveDead

eta: I always thought akata is on the same level as oyinbo.


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Originally posted by Oladunni Oladunni wrote:

Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Sooooo Am i the only one whose mother used thread in their hair when they were younger??? I see no reference in this whole thread. She used to bend it to make it look like a spider leg.Dead

FTR I HATED THOSE THREAD STYLES. akata's and kokoye's made fun of me when I was younger and called me spider head.Cry

lmao girl... i despised that ish




YEEEEEES! Kids in school would grab it and pretend I'm a tv or a radio trying to adjust "my antennas." Dead They were so ugly.

But look at me now, after all these years, I now do african threading to stretch my hair.
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Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Cotton picker
Lol how did I miss this?

It doesn't mean cotton picker!!LOL it means a cat/or jackal that doesn't live at home...because AA are essentially Africans who don't live "at home"...it's not derogatory.


it is derogatory, cherryLOL, but I use it interchangeably sometimes, It means that they are "moomoo"= simple, like a goat/foolish. I heard it was originally from Ghana though but I could I could be wrong,
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Originally posted by f8dagrate f8dagrate wrote:

Originally posted by CherryBlossom CherryBlossom wrote:

Originally posted by afrokock afrokock wrote:

Cotton picker
Lol how did I miss this?

It doesn't mean cotton picker!!LOL it means a cat/or jackal that doesn't live at home...because AA are essentially Africans who don't live "at home"...it's not derogatory.


it is derogatory, cherryLOL, but I use it interchangeably sometimes, It means that they are "moomoo"= simple, like a goat/foolish. I heard it was originally from Ghana though but I could I could be wrong,
Well I still stay calling them thatLOL, never ever knew it was derogatory...I guess it depends on context cos every time I've heard it used, it's used in a positive or neutral way. 

Moomoo is something totally different though.
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