Monday, September 13, 2010

Time Warped Sellers

I use several search words and phrases to search for black dolls on eBay... just to browse, you know. Usually, the search is simply "black doll," "African American doll," or the specific doll or artist's name.   This morning, I used one of my rare two-word searches and was not surprised to find listings that use "Negro doll" in the auction titles.

Is this 2010 or 1910?

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  1. Hmmm ... maybe the seller felt that "Black" wasn't clear enough, LOL. So the person added "Black" in Spanish - "Negro" - for Spanish speakers? Possibly the seller is an older person? Really, really old without a tv or radio?

    (Okay, I'll be honest - I don't know. But I tried, hmmm? Things that make us shrug ...)

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  2. D7ana,

    Thanks for trying.

    There is currently a screen full of eBay listings with dolls described as Negro, not just one.

    dbg

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  4. On the bright side of things, we now know of another way to find the untapped doll listings we are looking for. Tee hee.

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  5. Yes, you're right, Hughs. Actually, I have used that search from time to time and purchased dolls that were described as such. I'm just always amazed when I conduct the searches to find that there are still people who use that terminology. But hey, I guess it's better than the other N-word or the C-word, but I've seen auctions that used the C-word, too.

    The more things change; the more they remain the same.

    dbg

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  6. Oops! That should have been "Hugs."

    :-))))

    dbg

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  8. I thought about the C-word as well when I was reading your post. It would be interesting to take a poll to see the age bracket of the people who post things using those TIME WARPED terms. I'm sure we could take an educated guess though.

    Oh and no problem about the type-o. I deleted my first comment due a type-o. LOL :)

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  9. imagine... "smiling gay negro doll"... gay as in happy... speaking of dated terminology...

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