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Have you ever heard of Brazil Nuts being called "Nigger toes"?
My jaw pretty much hit the floor when I heard it.
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[User Picture]From: soupcan
2008-11-30 06:40 am (UTC)

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Welp...I HAVE NOW.
[User Picture]From: babylon_burning
2008-11-30 06:40 am (UTC)

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No....what the fuck?
[User Picture]From: bluehairedchild
2008-11-30 06:40 am (UTC)

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My mom said that's what they were called when she was younger. She's 48.
[User Picture]From: bluehairedchild
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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They are delicious, hard as hell to crack though.
[User Picture]From: eleuthreophile
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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this, except my mum's 46.
[User Picture]From: drowningmermaid
2008-11-30 06:48 am (UTC)

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yep, mine too, only she's 49.

She told me my kid was eating brazil nuts and I asked which ones they were (since it was a bag of mixed nuts) and she said the big brown ones. Nigger toes.

I was all like *jawdrop* WHAT DID YOU SAY??

she replied with "that's what they were called when I was a kid".

like that makes it okay.
[User Picture]From: takeheart
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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What the fuck are Brazil nuts? They look disgusting.

Also, no. Ugh.
[User Picture]From: soupcan
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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Take this back. Brazil Nuts are amazing.

You mean to tell me you don't have some old man in your family that constantly buys cans of mixed nuts? You're missing out, bb.
[User Picture]From: drowningmermaid
2008-11-30 06:48 am (UTC)

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brazil nuts are YUMMY.
[User Picture]From: l__a__m
2008-11-30 05:01 pm (UTC)

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They look like poo droppings.
[User Picture]From: axistentialism
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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[User Picture]From: oneblackshoe
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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Yes.
I had a similar reaction.
[User Picture]From: aerynmoo
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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Yes. It's common in the south.
[User Picture]From: babylon_burning
2008-11-30 06:54 am (UTC)

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My mother's family is generations of Southerners and I have never heard this term. Guess I'm lucky.
[User Picture]From: mercurywingspan
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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well now everyone has.
[User Picture]From: phychugirl
2008-11-30 06:41 am (UTC)

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Yep, I have. That's what my grams calls 'em. (She's a very old-fashioned Southern black woman.)

I think they look like poo nuggets.
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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I've never even heard of Brazil nuts to begin with.
[User Picture]From: drowningmermaid
2008-11-30 06:49 am (UTC)

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you're missing something delicious.
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2008-11-30 06:56 am (UTC)

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Compared to other nuts, what do they taste like?
[User Picture]From: drowningmermaid
2008-11-30 07:06 am (UTC)

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It's odd to think of it this way, but the first thing that came to mind was "creamy". They're thick and white and it's like they're hearty. A lighter flavored nut. Nothing like peanuts but slightly similar to almonds only without the skin...

If I had one right now, I'd eat it and describe it but... don't. My kid ate the last ones:-(
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2008-11-30 07:09 am (UTC)

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Interesting...I'll have to give them a try some time.
[User Picture]From: sentimentation
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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Yes. I remember reading a huge conversation about this somewhere on LJ. I've never personally heard anyone call them "nigger toes," though.
[User Picture]From: adelaidejewel
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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My pawpaw calls my freckles "nigger spots."

Edited at 2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: saikaro_x
2008-11-30 06:47 am (UTC)

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Wow, that's a pretty big contrast from what my mom used to tell me they were. "Kisses from the sun."~*
[User Picture]From: obliteration
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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lol yes, that's what they were called growing up, or creamy seeds

there was also this story that if you ate too many of them, you wouldn't wake up the next morning
[User Picture]From: drowningmermaid
2008-11-30 06:50 am (UTC)

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Omg. what? remind me not to eat a lot of them.




lol@creamy seeds.
[User Picture]From: fancy_sheets
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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I think I heard that on LJ awhile go, but otherwise, no. They taste nasty, though.
[User Picture]From: theravenflower
2008-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)

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Yes, that's what my mother (a 60 year old black woman who grew up in the South) calls them. My friends' jaws pretty much hit the floor when I tell them that, haha.
[User Picture]From: toastoos
2008-11-30 06:43 am (UTC)

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Yes. My mom's family calls them that all the time.
[User Picture]From: hajiomatic
2008-11-30 06:50 am (UTC)

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Back in the day. Yes.
Too many are posionous.
I saw that on HOUSE.
[User Picture]From: travelinjo
2008-11-30 06:56 am (UTC)

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My boyfriends mom and grandma have said it before, to see if we had heard it.

Odd that people have only mentioned this phenomena on the mom's side. Or woman family members anyway. Heh.
[User Picture]From: non_sum_lacerte
2008-11-30 07:01 am (UTC)

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I remember there was a postcard on Postsecret that mentioned that
[User Picture]From: tooimpurenangel
2008-11-30 07:03 am (UTC)

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I have never heard that except on the intarwebz.
[User Picture]From: anamosity
2008-11-30 07:05 am (UTC)

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yeah I have. My ex told me about that.
[User Picture]From: freakshownia
2008-11-30 07:07 am (UTC)

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WTF? No I've never heard that.
[User Picture]From: jesus__suburbia
2008-11-30 07:28 am (UTC)

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lol no.
[User Picture]From: free_the_gnomez
2008-11-30 07:36 am (UTC)

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never.

I had a similar reaction to hearing, "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, Catch a nigger by the toe." though.
[User Picture]From: kaz_lynx
2008-11-30 07:45 am (UTC)

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My dad has mentioned that they used to call them nigger toes Back In The Day. He doesn't any more, though.

My mom has also admitted to calling licorice babies "nigger babies" in her younger days.
[User Picture]From: sadblueyes
2008-11-30 08:13 am (UTC)

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i thought that is what they were called for many years, until i learned that nigger was not PC when i was in elementary school.

my grandma calls them nigger toes, and she is the one who taught me what they were.
[User Picture]From: sylviamaris
2008-11-30 09:17 am (UTC)

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NO, NOT AT ALL. What the shit?
[User Picture]From: ladymalchav
2008-11-30 09:41 am (UTC)

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I think we've had this exact question here before.
[User Picture]From: kiraya
2008-11-30 11:13 am (UTC)

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My grandmother did that once, and I had pretty much the same reaction.

Seriously, WHAT THE FUCK?
[User Picture]From: gonepishing
2008-11-30 01:11 pm (UTC)

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My friend called them that once. My jaw dropped.