Lip Plates. There is nothing wrong with it, I mean it's not harming me and it doesn't bother them, but this is just my personal feelings on Lip plates. I might  africa african black people culture
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Lip Plates

Lip Plates. There is nothing wrong with it, I mean it's not harming me and it doesn't bother them, but this is just my personal feelings on Lip plates. I might

There is nothing wrong with it, I mean it's not harming me and it doesn't bother them, but this is just my personal feelings on Lip plates. I might be African American, but at times, I'm just too American and not enough African. =)

Also, no disrespect to any Africans or people with Lip Plates, just opinion and feelings.

AS an African America, I held pride towards
my ancestral Continent of Africa, though
this specific bit of my ancestors culture has
always freaked me out, by just it bit.
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#108 - infinitereaper (11/16/2013) [-]
talk about cornrows
User avatar #211 to #108 - peezle ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
So that's why they're starving...
#22 - beren (11/16/2013) [-]
I can't believe I had missed this before.. I'd spent my entire life thinking there were only North and South America!?!?!
User avatar #47 to #22 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Is it wrong that I wish that was a thing?
#140 to #47 - eddio (11/16/2013) [-]
Go to Detroit.
Go to Detroit.
User avatar #155 to #140 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Well, my journey begins now.
#161 to #22 - daerkxp (11/16/2013) [-]
I liked your post alot, so much I had to come back and give it a thumb. Made my day
#19 - scrumdillyicious (11/16/2013) [-]
really brings a whole new meaning to "corn rows"
User avatar #49 to #19 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Now you know where it began.
User avatar #137 - noblexfenrir (11/16/2013) [-]
"Also, no disrespect to any Africans or people with Lip Plates"

I'm almost 100% sure they won't be reading this OP.
#28 - kawai (11/16/2013) [-]
Insert a CD in it
User avatar #15 - defectivetoast (11/16/2013) [-]
insert disc 2
User avatar #16 to #15 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
DVD has detected an error, please clean off the disk and try again.
#29 - QuakinDuck (11/16/2013) [-]
All they do is starve to death and 			****		. but they get some fine 			*******		 corn and what do they do? wear it. next time my I cant finish my dinner nd my parents tell me to think about the "poor kids in Africa" I'l remember this, and pour the rest of my food on my head while maintaining eye-contact with my parents.
All they do is starve to death and **** . but they get some fine ******* corn and what do they do? wear it. next time my I cant finish my dinner nd my parents tell me to think about the "poor kids in Africa" I'l remember this, and pour the rest of my food on my head while maintaining eye-contact with my parents.
User avatar #35 to #29 - Jwako (11/16/2013) [-]
i think thats a way of transportation. not sure though.
User avatar #41 to #29 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Africa itself is a large continent. Talking about the starving children in Africa could also attribute to other continents as well because everyone has a starving person. Now when we get to countries though, you'll see that Africans aren't actually that bad off (Compared to how we are always hearing them atleast) The Corn in the hair, that's just a smart way of being able to carry several things. We have curly hair, might as well use it for something right?
#196 - mewxchii ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Portable plates but no food. Good going Africa.
#189 - azzaziel (11/16/2013) [-]
I was a Africa America once, but then I became an alcohol
#169 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account** (11/16/2013) [-]
"no disrespect to any Africans or people with Lip Plates"

I can't imagine there are too many Africans with lip plates browsing FJ, OP, but your kindness is acknowledged
User avatar #173 to #169 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
XD thanks.
#143 - nimithecat (11/16/2013) [-]
Bro you gotta think of the utility!

Imagine you were trying to play a game with a serious ******* hard boss,
but you start to get hungry. You could pause the game, and drop a couple of cheetos or cereal on your lip-bowl and use it to supply you a constant amount of food
while playing like a champ!

And guess what? You could eat a bowl of nachos off your lip without getting your controller/mouse/keyboard greasy.

Hell, you could even use your lip bowl like a mouse pad if you can't find a rigid enough surface.

But wait, there's more! If you want to come over a friend's house and wanna bring your games, you could use your lip bowl like a case for your games, and wrap some tape around it so that the discs stay in place.

THIS IS EVOLUTION PEOPLE, **** YEAH!
User avatar #156 to #143 - mikelaboom (11/16/2013) [-]
if someone gives you a blow job their lip will hold your balls
User avatar #160 to #143 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Genius
User avatar #217 to #143 - peezle ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
This ****** the ******* future.
#144 to #143 - nimithecat (11/16/2013) [-]
but that's not all!
You can make your lip into one of those disc launchers you had as a kid, and with the flick of your tongue, you could easily launch discs at people from across the room!
User avatar #148 to #144 - WhitePimp (11/16/2013) [-]
from across the mud hut
User avatar #219 - oldnigger (11/16/2013) [-]
you should learn to do that so you can eat a pizza in one bite
User avatar #225 to #219 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
hmm, good point
User avatar #106 - marohawk (11/16/2013) [-]
Could someone answer me this? Over in Europe, are black people called African-Europeans?
User avatar #142 to #106 - lawander **User deleted account** (11/16/2013) [-]
We have only gypsies here in Slovakia
#109 to #106 - BraindeadBuddha (11/16/2013) [-]
Nope, we never had slaves in the numbers America had. Black people are called whatever country they're from, or if unknown, simply African.
Mostly though, if they've been living in the country and knows some of the language we'd call them French if it's France for example.

Or just ******* or something equivalent if you're racist.
User avatar #112 to #109 - marohawk (11/16/2013) [-]
I am not racist just saying. But I just don't understand this African American thing. What if you are black but your family came from France. If that were the case then you would be a French-American not African anything. Thanks for the answer though.
User avatar #115 to #112 - biscuitsunited (11/16/2013) [-]
We don't really call them anything special, in England we call them where there from or black if describing them, but otherwise just speak to them as normal.
User avatar #116 to #115 - marohawk (11/16/2013) [-]
Oh how I want to live somewhere else... People here are racist bigots.
User avatar #151 to #116 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Why is it people get so upset over the word African American, yet not over ****** ?
User avatar #11 - lamnad (11/15/2013) [-]
as the son of a woman who grew up with people who did this I had the chance to ask one "Have you ever thought of using it to hold you soup bowl?"
User avatar #12 to #11 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
And what did they say?
User avatar #13 to #12 - lamnad (11/15/2013) [-]
"No"
User avatar #14 to #13 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
If I had a lip Plate, I would use it to attack people who try to debate with me. They would never expect me to just suddenly swing my head and smack them with the plate in my lip.
#218 - stenchschleifs (11/16/2013) [-]
>Pride   
>Africa   
Pick one
>Pride
>Africa
Pick one
User avatar #202 to #200 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
What is the name of that pokemon?
User avatar #208 to #202 - ninjabacon (11/16/2013) [-]
Pikachu
#216 to #208 - supersonicman (11/16/2013) [-]
Thanks man. Here I found a picture of a bulbasaur.
#93 - daftpink (11/16/2013) [-]
The african women wear lip plates to seem unattractive so they don't get raped.
or at least that is what my 1001 useless fact book told me
User avatar #220 to #93 - peezle ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
Think: Would that really stop a determined Rapist?
User avatar #1 - sparkyoneonetwo (11/15/2013) [-]
is there like a specific reason for doing that??
User avatar #61 to #1 - sequel ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I thought it was so they wouldn't get raped by other tribes.
#230 to #1 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
Its not a sign of beauty for the dumb ***** telling you it is..back when a rival tribe would come for war or so..if they won they would usually take the girls as slaves and sell them off..so the girls in tribes started doing this for reason of nobody wanting to take someone with a huge gaping hole in the face as a slave..quite smart actually. i mean..besides the fact if u never get taken as a slave..
User avatar #2 to #1 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
Me only recently getting in touch with my African Roots, I'm not entirely sure where it started or if there is a religious or spiritual reason, but after I searched up the reason for it, it says it was a sign of wealth and social status.
User avatar #4 to #2 - sparkyoneonetwo (11/15/2013) [-]
Oh I would have thought it would be religious or something not about wealth. That's pretty neat though. it kinda creeps me out
User avatar #6 to #4 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
I'm sure some tribes or individuals do it for religious purposes as well. Something religious that is done in Africa is scarification, though it's also hazardous.
User avatar #7 to #6 - sparkyoneonetwo (11/15/2013) [-]
do you mean the lip plates?? or the scarification is hazardous?? because if you mean the second one I don't think you really needed to say that
User avatar #8 to #7 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
XD I guess not. When I first read about Scarification, I didn't think of the other problems involved in it until I read up more on it. I'm not sure if Lip Plates are dangerous though.
User avatar #9 to #8 - sparkyoneonetwo (11/15/2013) [-]
I don't see why they would be... just imaging it would make eating and drinking kinda hard.
User avatar #10 to #9 - supersonicman (11/15/2013) [-]
true,
User avatar #130 to #4 - dalgaard (11/16/2013) [-]
I bet a lot of things do, Sparky.

Like babies and vaginas.
User avatar #131 to #130 - sparkyoneonetwo (11/16/2013) [-]
babies yes vaginas no.
#18 to #1 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
I think it also has to do with the slave trade where they did that to make them more unattractive to the slave traders.
User avatar #153 to #1 - mrselfdestruct ONLINE (11/16/2013) [-]
I heard that when the white men came to take slaves, they wouldn't take people who had body modifications. That's why they had tattoos, this lip thing; it was done to protect themselves from the assholes who thought that they could just take anything they wanted.
User avatar #17 to #1 - Brommers (11/16/2013) [-]
I watched a documentary that had a tribe that did this, it wasn't religious or a sign of wealth instead it was a sign of beauty!

Basically the bigger the lip plate, the more attractive the person was..

Sounds a bit of a stretch from our point of view but after growing up with that as your culture, it could quite well be how you view the world
#40 to #17 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
"bit of a stretch"
User avatar #55 to #17 - iridium (11/16/2013) [-]
Honestly, that sounds kind of like breast augmentation in our culture.
#191 to #17 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
i thought they did it to make themselves less rapeable.... not joking here...
User avatar #23 to #1 - I Am Monkey (11/16/2013) [-]
It's supposed to symbolize hub caps and rap CD's.
#31 to #23 - anon (11/16/2013) [-]
No, these ******* dont have food but they dont want others to know so they get plates on their mouths
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