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Relates to gammons etc. They like 3 words and if correctly chosen they are very effective. Build, Build,Build is scraping the barrel though, Save The NHS - missed the point of what needed to be said.

Cummins is thought to be master of the 3 word type and will spend ages coming up with them on a whiteboard.

The first link explains the problem - at the end.


Why why why is it an issue for you?
 
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If someone from another country calls me a "Brit" Would it be deemed to be as offensive as if I called someone from Pakistan a "****" as its only an abreviation.

Spot on. Even pointing out oh no he's a Brit actually i believe from X. Sounds perfectly reasonable.
Or "Standing here i have with me 3 brits a yank and an Aussie."
But if you went on to say "and three P'''is " you know a red flag would be waving in your head why?


However playing devils advocate a bit do you call Americans Yanks? I somewhat hesitate depending who i am referring, some can be sensitive to this unless you are very familiar.

However all my Australian friends i call them 'aussie boy' etc, that only cements their own patriotism and pride in being called such. In fact many times in return i am called a fakin pommy bastud, and i laugh each time.

Is this purely down to colour difference and our sub conscious guilt in the fear we are defaulting to racial hate however much in our hearts it was purely an abbreviation or other term used jokingly towards their nationality in jest? I do feel in the UK we the innocent live in fear of the accidental racial faux pas which in most occassions has nothing to do with racism.

Possible thread hijack. Interesting all the same.
 
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Racism comes in all forms - its not OK for anyone to attack someone because of their race, white, black, brown, green or yellow.

I recently worked with a C-level company leader who thought it was ok to say "the problem with X is he's Australian, and they are all lazy f** b**". Now this guy himself was an Australian, but it's still totally unacceptable racism. And at the same company a woman said, can everyone introduce themselves she leaves one guy out. He pipes up and she says oh sorry I thought you'd already gone. No that was xxx, oh I can't tell you two apart. (both south Asians).

F** disgraceful, company full of self important mouth breathers who think racism is banter. I dropped them as clients as quickly as I could.
 
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Completely agree here as above when terms are used in jest with familiar people amongst friends and as you say when it's a red flag and clearly not ok. I find it abhorant in every form. What i dont agree with the term racist seemingly applicable to white british only. Everyone must be included and inclusive. I disagree with terms such as 'of colour' we are all of colour, we are included and inclusive! We should never exclude.
 
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LOL Truss on her way to downing st. Lectern out, loads waiting MP's etc and then the rain starts tipping down. All getting wet other than some with brollies. Now taking shelter.

Rain delays play.

All we need now is some thunder and lighting.
 
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In Kenya I was called whitey or masungi , in swahele means milky, btw they call asians masungani which means half milky, in China Iv'e been called guanji (excuse the spelling) I think means white devil, did I cry, shrivel up & die No I didn't give a fu*k so why can't we call people what we like and all the wokes can crawl back under the stone they came from.
 
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Don't worry. Truss will sort all out. She said so in her speech. ;) True Brit Grit figures too. What ever their colour is - I think she meant it that way but not sure.
 
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I prefer flag-shagging gammon, far more apt. It describes the ridiculousness of their faux patriotism and beautifully sums up their problems with hypertension, anger management and gullibility.
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In Kenya I was called whitey or masungi , in swahele means milky, btw they call asians masungani which means half milky, in China Iv'e been called guanji (excuse the spelling) I think means white devil,
...and in the UK, you'll be known as a FSG (see post above)?
 
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I prefer flag-shagging gammon, far more apt. It describes the ridiculousness of their faux patriotism and beautifully sums up their problems with hypertension, anger management and gullibility.
:mrgreen:
Such predictable prejudice :D

I refer you to my previous post.


However i think we both agree the whole party isn't fit for purpose, problem is neither is the other side.
 
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I prefer flag-shagging gammon, far more apt. It describes the ridiculousness of their faux patriotism and beautifully sums up their problems with hypertension, anger management and gullibility.
:mrgreen:

While your here describe a Gammon to Pat........ he doesn't seem to know.
 
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