Roma in the Czech Rep

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 15:25

Toby wrote:So if i say "darkie" on here, I can do so because I'm not using it in a "professional" context. I'll remember that.


That was referring to Yomp bringing in what would be acceptable language in the workplace, so if you think it's a silly point then you'd better take it up with him.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby yomptepi » 09 Oct 2018, 18:02

The Modernist wrote:
Toby wrote:So if i say "darkie" on here, I can do so because I'm not using it in a "professional" context. I'll remember that.


That was referring to Yomp bringing in what would be acceptable language in the workplace, so if you think it's a silly point then you'd better take it up with him.


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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Butch Manly » 09 Oct 2018, 18:46

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the masked man wrote:It’s a racist word however it’s used. You can’t wriggle your way out of this.


It is mildly derogatory I'll accept that, but it isn't racist as it refers to lifestyle rather than ethnicity.


It's more complex than that, G. I'm surprised you've used such loaded, frankly prejudicial, word.
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 18:51

Would you use that term in their presence?

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby PENK » 09 Oct 2018, 19:01

Toby wrote:So if i say "darkie" on here, I can do so because I'm not using it in a "professional" context. I'll remember that.


You just did say it!
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Toby » 09 Oct 2018, 19:15

Butch Manly wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
the masked man wrote:It’s a racist word however it’s used. You can’t wriggle your way out of this.


It is mildly derogatory I'll accept that, but it isn't racist as it refers to lifestyle rather than ethnicity.


It's more complex than that, G. I'm surprised you've used such loaded, frankly prejudicial, word.


Well, precisely. A pejorative to denote social or economic class.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 19:19

You're really enjoying your pound of flesh here Toby I must say.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby space. invadere » 09 Oct 2018, 19:22

The Modernist wrote:pound of flesh here Toby


Jesus G how insensitive! He may have put on a few pounds since becoming a father but he doesn't look THAT bad!
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Toby » 09 Oct 2018, 19:23

You're not exactly being raked over the coals Geraint, not like Yomp or me by Captain Liberal of the Highest Horse. I'm not particularly bothered - deep down I know you're not a bad person, not like us conservatives.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 19:30

Toby wrote:You're not exactly being raked over the coals Geraint, not like Yomp or me by Captain Liberal of the Highest Horse. I'm not particularly bothered - deep down I know you're not a bad person, not like us conservatives.


But that's it. You feel persecuted by BCB's left and you now want your revenge. But I've never thought to oppose your views for the sake of it, or even Yomp for that matter. I don't have a default stance, although, of course, we do have different positions on most political issues.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 19:51

Butch Manly wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
the masked man wrote:It’s a racist word however it’s used. You can’t wriggle your way out of this.


It is mildly derogatory I'll accept that, but it isn't racist as it refers to lifestyle rather than ethnicity.


It's more complex than that, G. I'm surprised you've used such loaded, frankly prejudicial, word.


I probably shouldn't have used it Andy, but where I grew up it was just used as slang and was commonplace - it wasn't regarded as a bad word particularly.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Toby » 09 Oct 2018, 19:53

What? Why would I want "revenge"? You have a benign disposition in general - it was a little out of character, that's all.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby The Modernist » 09 Oct 2018, 20:00

Fair enough.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby $P.Muff$ » 09 Oct 2018, 20:02

Toby wrote:You're not exactly being raked over the coals Geraint, not like Yomp or me by Captain Liberal of the Highest Horse.


Capt. LEFTIST, if you please!

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I was curious about his use of the phrase.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 10 Oct 2018, 02:07

The Liberal insult is more an American one innit. Surely Modernist is a Socialist and not a Liberal. Strangely in Australia a Liberal is what everyone else in the world calls Conservative/Tory etc.
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby $P.Muff$ » 10 Oct 2018, 02:18

I just stick with leftist as its vague enough to not frighten too many of my neighbors and anarcho-communist sounds a bit pretentious.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Goat Boy » 10 Oct 2018, 08:04

Griff has some competition now!

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Deebank » 10 Oct 2018, 09:16

The Modernist wrote:You're really enjoying your pound of flesh here Toby I must say.


Well dude, if you want to join our swashbuckling, daring, PC-baiting chums you've got to commit to being a twat 24/7 not just once in a blue moon!
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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby yomptepi » 10 Oct 2018, 10:26

Pansy Puff wrote:The traveller lifestyle has a long and famous tradition. I'd have thought that would have been right up the Tories street.

"Conservatives believe strongly in the virtues of tradition and hold in high esteem the accumulated wisdom of the past"


Oh you really must enlighten us these traditions and accumulated wisdoms K. I am waiting with baited breath.

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Re: Roma in the Czech Rep

Postby Butch Manly » 10 Oct 2018, 11:30

Goat Boy wrote:Griff has some competition now!

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You taking the piss out of my speech impediment, Goatboy? :x
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