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Mo [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
16 years ago

Did it ever occur to the creators that "Gook" is a disparaging term for an Asian person.

Google Define: gook http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=GGGL%2CGGGL%3A2005-09%2CGGGL%3Aen&q=define%3A+gook&btnG=Search

KenWong [PersonRank 3]

16 years ago #

It sucks,Philipp.

A stupid name "Gookbox". As an Asian, i feel angry and damn disappointed.

If you try it ,you will find how it sucks.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I alerted the creators of the service of your comments. The service is registered to an Indian company, it's possible they didn't know the meaning of the word...

okilee [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Different meanings of words. Seems like problems with the globalization :-).

Loren Baker [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Maybe John McCain is funding GookBox. What an incredible disregard for ethnicity and social awareness. Might as well just call it Fuc'dBox

Lucas Brown [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

They are "rebranding" (renaming) now as they have been informed of the previously un-recognized slur.

ghoster [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

GookBox is now Poperti check it out. They have a buggy free trial version and claim the paid version is much better

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