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Entry from July 18, 2020
“These days you can’t even say ‘black paint’ any more” (NSFW joke)

A political correctness joke (probably NSFW) states that you cannot say “black paint.” That is usually an adjective and a noun, but the joke has it as a noun and a verb.

“Apparently i can’t say ‘Black paint!’ anymore. I have to be PC and say ‘Please paint that wall, Leroy’” was posted on Twitter by sickipediabot on December 22, 2010. The joke originated on the Sickipedia website.

“Apparently due 2 all ths political correctness bullshit I cnt say black paint any more. I must now say Would U paint the wall please, Leroy?” was posted on Twitter by Joel on January 20, 2011. “Due to all of this political correctness I can’t say black paint anymore. Now I have to say: ‘Leroy, would you please paint the wall?’ #FGV” was posted on Twitter by Nawid Sahebzadeh on January 21, 2011. “I hate that you cant say ‘black paint’ anymore. You have to say ‘George can you please paint the wall?’” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 18, 2020.


Twitter
sickipediabot
@sickipediabot
Apparently i can’t say “Black paint!” anymore.
I have to be PC and say “Please paint that wall, Leroy”
9:09 PM · Dec 22, 2010·sickipediabot

Twitter
Joel
@MrChaoS1ne
Apparently due 2 all ths political correctness bullshit I cnt say black paint any more. I must now say Would U paint the wall please, Leroy?
7:55 PM · Jan 20, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Nawid Sahebzadeh
@nawid
Due to all of this political correctness I can’t say black paint anymore. Now I have to say: “Leroy, would you please paint the wall?” #FGV
3:57 AM · Jan 21, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
Dante’ Kemp
@DantesBox
Black paint is racist. The correct terminology is, “Would you please paint the wall, Shaun?”
8:10 AM · Nov 30, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Conner Chameleon
@jcfenwick
Guys can we stop saying “black paint”? It’s racist. Instead say: “Can you please paint the wall Tyrone?”
7:25 PM · Sep 24, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Top Reddit Jokes
@topredditjokes
These days you can’t even say ‘’black paint’’ anymore You have to politely ask, “Tyrone, will you please paint the wall?”
3:07 PM · Dec 27, 2016·Top Reddit Jokes

Twitter
jimbo
@Baumchicken
Replying to @danieltosh
Everything is so politically correct now adays I can’t even say “black paint”. Instead I have to say “Jerome will you PLEASE paint the wall?”
4:46 PM · Mar 12, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
I really hate how politically correct the world is getting.
I can’t even say “black paint” anymore.
I have to say “Jamal can you please paint that wall for me?”.
2:27 PM · May 27, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
cursed_humor
@cursed_humor
The world is so politically correct these days, you can’t even say black paint
You have to say Tyrone, would you please paint my fence
9:28 AM · Jul 6, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/klauseius July 18, 2020
I hate that you cant say “black paint” anymore
You have to say “George can you please paint the wall?”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, July 18, 2020 • Permalink