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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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"Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

Hey guys, I made this post in another portion of the forum as well. I'm a married male living in Canada, a 3 owner, professional line of work... pretty much boring on most days, but I do love cars. I started this thread here too because I'd be interested in the opinion of folks living in the East. Maybe you'll all think it's b.s. I don't know. I don't know if you have "Ricers" in Singapore or Japan, but I'm assuming it's strictly a Western term, and one that you'll see I don't like. PS. Just for laughs now too, what are some sterotypes of Canadians and Americans that you'd often see or hear in your country?

On then with the post, as seen in "The Lounge", and "Mazda 3/Axela (General Discussion).

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It's pretty easy to understand what folks mean by 'rice' though I'm sure some people's definition is different....

"Those lights are rice dude!"

"No way man, they're sick. I'm getting them."

"shung-ling way faa doo sung!!!"

I'm assuming the origins of this slang is from Westerner's once learning that lots of Japanese youth are modifying their Japanese cars (heh heh, domestic vehicles to them) with 8000K lights, big spoilers, extreme drops, underbody lighting, fancy paint jobs, etc... And many people here in the US and Canada associate Japan with rice (hell, we as a society associate all Asian culture with rice) just because it's their staple grain. So, when someone here adds what may be seen as an outlandish or extremely unnecessary modification to their car, they're called a Ricer, and it's always intended as an insult, or at least in a slightly derogatory manner. When we call someone a ricer we're saying we look down on Japanese youth that modify their cars as part of their pop culture, and that we think it's stupid, and that we think the 'ricer' in question is also stupid.

So car modifying is a big thing in Japan and it's created, even more so than here, a huge industry that's good for their kick-ass economy. They go to meets just like we do, admire each other's rides, brag, sometimes race their cars, stuff like that. In other words, they're probably "ricing right out"!! Seems pretty harmless to me though, and it probably doesn't get many people hurt, cause we all know how smart those Japs are, right? Man, I'd buy a Sony system over GE anyday, wouldn't you? Heck, I even bought a Mazda car over one made by the Big Three too, didn't you?

Now we all know that ricing is bad, and that those crazy, camera-happy Japs are just something to laugh at but but at least they don't have the world's highest murder rate.

I don't know, the whole rice thing just seems a little racist to me, but I could be wrong. God knows my wife often thinks I am.

I wonder if Japanese kids call their buddies pototo-ers when they put a set of roof-fogs or an American flag in the window of their 'imported' GM truck, or if they attempt to apply for a fishing rod or a firearms licence? Oops, nearly forgot, you don't even need a licence to buy a gun in Texas, just one to drive.

rambling complete.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-22-2005, 02:45 PM
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"Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

Stillwater i myself think it is a pretty corny word. There for I dont not use it or never have heard any one use it except on the internet. I guess people think it is cool or funny. I mean how does rice even explain that hey your car looks like shit. I definetley here were you are coming from. I think if I was hanging out with my friend or some one who was like, look it that car thats rice. I would be like WTF? I mean that just sounds real corny. But I guess to each his own. So if someone thinks it cool to use "rice" I dont know man, whatever
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Re: "Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

Yeah, I don't think the word rice necessarily fits the term for people who have flashy cars(unfortunately the term caught on and stuck). True, the flashy sports compact car scene started with a Japanese import(arguably) the civic. But using the term to say that "rice"(a term referring to Japanese Imports) is degrading just doesn't make sense, especially now that you see neons, escorts, cavaliers with full blown kits, flame paint jobs, along with fart can mufflers and possibly a CAI means that it's Japanese("rice&quot.

I remember back when my friend bought an mitsubishi eclipse, some dude in a V6 mustang pulled up and said, "you think your rice burner can keep up?", hahaha, that's just stupid.

We, as compact car enthusiasts should make up another term for all-show-but-go cars, cars that are all about sounds and looks, rather than raw performance, it doesn't mean the car has to be a Japanese import to have this degrading title. Heck, like you said our 4bangers have class and good build quality and technology implented into them, pick it over the Big 3's rubbish(just an opinion, hey maybe a new universal term?)compact cars any day.

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Re: "Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

"Yeah, I don't think the word rice necessarily fits the term for people who have flashy cars(unfortunately the term caught on and stuck)."

To stomp any misconceptions, I agree that the word rice is used for flashy cars, just disagreeing on the concept and justification for calling any flashy car of any origin(American, European, or Japanese) "rice".

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Re: "Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

well if people who think that in general a 4 banger with upgrades is rice is either rich or they are to ignorant to undersstand that a built civic or other 4 cylinder car can not beat an old b body muscule car .then we should start calling their cars wieners . i dont like the term rice but thats an easiliy accepted term that usually describes a lound abnoxious car in wich a person who can not afford a body kit and a paint job because they are to impaecint
to save there money.i dont know maybe i just hate how all of the rednecks here call any thing that has a 4 banger and is modified, rice

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Re: "Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

I don't particularly like the term "ricers" as well. There exists a whole spectrum of (functional and cosmetic) enhancements from subtlety to outlandlishness and who is to judge what is "rice enough"?


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That said, let me leave you folks with a picture of perhaps the most "famous/infamous" Mazda 3 in Singapore.




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is that a "blitz" bodykit on that 3????^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: "Rice" it's not just for three meals a day anymore

1. rice

An automobile that has been equipped with gawdy, unnesecary accessories, such as 3' high spoilers, loud and/or repulsive paint job and body work. Owners of such automobiles feel that these accessories make their car the best in the world, when in fact it is not.

2. rice

Race Inspired Cosmetic Enhancements. (R.I.C.E.)Parts put on cars to make them look fast, when they have no internal tuning, and are actually slow as hell. Parts usually consist of excessivley angular bodykits, large rear spoilers, neon, sponsor stickers, chrome rims, fake "coffee can" exhaust tips, and loud, annoying paint jobs and/or vynils. Sometimes parts are do-it-yourself installed and are basically duct taped to the car. Most commonly known for being done to Honda Civics, but can also be done to slow domestic vehicles, such as a Chevy Cavalier, etc.








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[quote author=wunder link=topic=15634.msg916052#msg916052 date=1156732503]
That said, let me leave you folks with a picture of perhaps the most "famous/infamous" Mazda 3 in Singapore.



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everyone knows about me.. i dont mind that car actually lol! I like it cause its way different than what im used to seeing on mazda3s. only a few of us here on the forums actually do outward appearance mods. (body kit/lip kit, spoilers, etc).

but yeah aluminum wings on a mazda3 on not my choice
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