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    Is this phrase offensive or humorous?
    I have heard it use to describe the high uppity mucks in some businesses. But, is it offensive or humorous in today's society? I would like to use it on my site but I am not sure.

    The phrase is "high head honcho".

    Really not sure. Remember the trouble I got into with the redneck ethnic group.
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    I don't think it is offensive at all, more humorous in my opinion.

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    I've never seen "high" used with it. I see nothing offensive there, either way.

    but then, I've never been one.

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    Actually I have heard it as 'big head honcho' - but either way, I don't think it's offensive. We used to call one the Directors of our firm that, and he took it as an ego boost. Go figure...
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    I have used the term "head honcho".

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    If you are concerned about offending anyone, it is probably best to look into the origin of the saying. There are some things that people with certain ethnic backgrounds will find offensive while someone outside of the ethnic background doesn't understand.

    You could always just to substitute it for the "big cheese." Hopefully Cheesehead won't be offended.



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    doesn't offend me, but I aint no head honcho..

    is it the word honcho that would be offensive? I don't get it..

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    I googled it and found this:

    Honcho
    Japanese in origin. "Han" (squad) and 'cho" (head) which was combined to mean "squad leader". Loosely applied to mean "Boss" or "Big Shot". Adopted by the US Pacific Fleet after WW II and popularized during the Vietnam War.



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    Whether offensive or humorous on the use of the term "high head honcho" depends mainly on the content or the sentence that you apply to it.

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    You have my blessing on the use "Big Cheese".

    I would use "Head Honcho" as that is most familiar.
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    I don't think its offensive either. Like the others said, I've only heard of "head honcho". High head honcho...is that the boss of the other head honchos or does that mean the person is just stoned?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    I've never seen "high" used with it. I see nothing offensive there, either way.

    but then, I've never been one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelin Man
    is that the boss of the other head honchos or does that mean the person is just stoned?



    Cheers!
    LOL!!! Never thought of that!

    Gees...I thought it was Spanish! Well, think of that. Learn something all the time. Well, I think I will use it stoned or not!

    The high head honcho has to be the biggest cheese of them all!

    New name for Haiko!

    Haiko, High Head Honcho!
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    Words mean what words mean and just because it isn't (or is) offensive today doesn't mean it'll mean the same thing tomorrow. You like it, go for it. But different people will have different reactions. Personally it doesn't mean anything to me, and I agree I have heard of head hancho, but making him.her high I never heard of. Just don't forget that words change meanings all the time, that the word "Gay"

    In the 60's gay meant happy, such as on the flintstone theme
    In the 70s and early 80s, Gay meant homosexual but not in a nice way
    In the last 80s and to present, society changed and homosexuality sort of came out of the closet, and the word gay was embraced. As such, gay wasn't derogatory at all, it simply meant an homosexual male.
    But recently, in the last few years, gay is slang used by kids to mean, bay. Such as, "That is so gay."

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