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If you are from ok does the term "okie" offend you? I have a cousin in ok and she got mad when I jokingly called her an "okie"

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jan. 26, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  • Not from there, so it doesn't offend me.

    I was going to answer with, Dokie, lol
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 11:04 PM on Jan. 26, 2013

  • i live in OK (im not "from" here) and most ppl here use it when they talk about themselves. its sometimes used in place of "redneck" but its not supposed to be a derogatory term.

    now if she's not FROM Oklahoma, just living here, i can see how she might have been like "i am NOT an Okie!!"...cause thats what i say when ppl call me an okie haha. i dont get mad tho, its all in good fun.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 11:27 PM on Jan. 26, 2013

  • She said it was the same to her as me calling her a racial or ethnic slur?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:56 PM on Jan. 26, 2013

  • Never mind I looked it up. It was a derogatory term like during the dust bowl but I can't believe she's getting mad about that. Her mother wasn't even alive back then lol
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2013

  • "She said it was the same to her as me calling her a racial or ethnic slur?"

    she should tell all the locals who use it as a term of endearment and use it as parts of their screen names, how wrong they are haha
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 12:49 AM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I live in Oklahoma, But not from here. So it would not bother me.
    I guess calling someone a Okie is like calling them a Hick.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 8:26 AM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I never heard of this. Interesting.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 2:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

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