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Slang perceptions: ''Honky'', offensive or not

This poll asks your opinion about the word "honky" (or "honkey" or "honkie"), a slang term for a white person. Some think it is offensive while others think it is not (as a pasty white guy I can't help laughing whenever I think of it). What's your opinion? [2nd question revised 1-13-05]
Do you think the word "honkey" is disparaging, derogatory, or offensive? Please indicate your race/ethnicity with your answer.
Black/African: "honkey" is a very offensive term.
Black/African: "honkey" is mildly offensive due to unnecessary race reference.
Black/African: "honkey" is not offensive but is an unnecessary race reference.
Black/African: "honkey" is not offensive; my feelings are neutral.
Black/African: "honkey" is just a nickname, nothing more.
Black/African: "honkey" is kind of funny.
Black/African: "honkey" is very funny and nobody should be offended by it.
Asian: "honkey" is a very offensive term.
Asian: "honkey" is mildly offensive due to unnecessary race reference.
Asian: "honkey" is not offensive but is an unnecessary race reference.
Asian: "honkey" is not offensive; my feelings are neutral.
Asian: "honkey" is just a nickname, nothing more.
Asian: "honkey" is kind of funny.
Asian: "honkey" is very funny and nobody should be offended by it.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is a very offensive term.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is mildly offensive due to unnecessary race reference.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is not offensive but is an unnecessary race reference.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is not offensive; my feelings are neutral.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is just a nickname, nothing more.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is kind of funny.
Mexican/Latin: "honkey" is very funny and nobody should be offended by it.
Other non-white: "honkey" is a very offensive term.
Other non-white: "honkey" is mildly offensive due to unnecessary race reference.
Other non-white: "honkey" is not offensive but is an unnecessary race reference.
Other non-white: "honkey" is not offensive; my feelings are neutral.
Other non-white: "honkey" is just a nickname, nothing more.
Other non-white: "honkey" is kind of funny.
Other non-white: "honkey" is very funny and nobody should be offended by it.
White: "honkey" is a very offensive term.
White: "honkey" is mildly offensive due to unnecessary race reference.
White: "honkey" is not offensive but is an unnecessary race reference.
White: "honkey" is not offensive; my feelings are neutral.
White: "honkey" is just a nickname, nothing more.
White: "honkey" is kind of funny.
White: "honkey" is very funny and nobody should be offended by it.
What do you think is the more correct spelling? (the 3rd spelling was added 1-13-05)
Honky
Honkey
Honkie
All are correct, it's a matter of preference
This poll was created on 2004-03-09 05:35:20 by Skyfox