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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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to be black.

Kid, you're not fooling anyone. You can wear a hoodie, you can blast your gangsta rap, you can wear pants so baggy that you have to have one hand holding them at all times to keep them from falling off- but you're not black.

You're just a twat.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:03, 21 replies)
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:05, closed)

I like the way you started that with "Kid,"

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:05, closed)
Take a bow, Westwood (as seen in the UK version of "Pimp My Ride").

Westwood is a prime example. That guy really boils my piss!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:13, closed)
Am I allowed to pretend to be black...
...if I am black?
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:19, closed)
If you're black
you can do all of these things, if you don't mind being treated as a thug.

But if you're white? It's like seeing the Japanese businessman dressed up as a cowboy.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:21, closed)
I like the analogy

(, Mon 20 Oct 2008, 7:22, closed)
My sentiments exactly

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:29, closed)
Yes -
Yes, A thousand times yes!!! Our town centre seems to be infested with these. As well as their mates, the dangly ear-ringed, orange sweary bird.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 17:54, closed)
*Bit* of a massive generalisation
I've never seen Sir Trevor McDonald do any of these things, for example.

Unless he's "pretending to be white".
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:39, closed)
I had to Google him.
I've known a few people from Trinidad. Culturally they're basically white, and always seemed to me to be something other than black. (I had one as a professor and knew a couple of students.) Ditto on the British blacks I've met so far. American blacks are a whole different creature for the most part- though I've known quite a few that were no more hiphop than I am.

I'd say that if Sir Trevor were to start talking like Fittysen or FlavaFlav he'd look rather ridiculous, just as Mike Wallace would. Or Colin Powell.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 21:45, closed)
Why doesn't your post start "I'm not a racist but..." In fact, fuck it, why not "I'm a massive racist and..."

Wierd wierd wierd ideas about skin colour & behavior revolving around your head.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 22:44, closed)
How is it racist to say that pikey, white kids shouldn't be trying to imitate black, urban culture? I don't think the Loon is berating white people who like to listen to hip-hop, but certainly if you're a white lad in Swindon town centre dressed like Nelly then you just look like a twat.

You should see the Japanese doing it... It's even worse. They have all the clothes but have NO idea what it's all about since they pretty much only get commercial hip-hop here. It does tickle me.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 7:08, closed)
eh eh?
I was replying to the post above mine, not the orional.

The whole, this is how dirrent races should dress / behave thing, is a great big pile-o-shite.

What people are saying is; "I have an expectation about you based on your race..." bollocks.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 8:16, closed)
I agree.
If you dress like a 'thug' or 'gangsta', or whatever it's called these days, it doesn't matter if you're black,white, yellow or green with purple spots.

You're still a cunt.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 9:52, closed)
yeah agreed,
but your a cunt coz your a cunt, not becuase your behaviour isn't conforming to the expected racial stereotype.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 14:45, closed)
For the record I'll say it here
it has nothing to do with actual race, and everything to do with one's culture. Please refer to my other post for more on this.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 17:54, closed)
Too much to put here
so I'll simply redirect you here, to a rebuttal.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 14:10, closed)

Don't say "blacks". It's "black people".

You don't call people who can't see "blinds".
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 17:22, closed)
Over here in America that's the normal term. They're blacks, we're whites, others are Latinos or Asians or whatever.

Again, a little bit of a cultural gap that gets into our language as well.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 17:52, closed)
I unfortunately have cause to deal with these types
"Man dem do der best to not make man prosper! Dem devils! Bwoy, If I could I'd take dem and >insert noise of sucking teeth and the motion of a raised hand< slap the white off dem!"

You are whiter than a ginger bird's arse.

You come from Rotherham.

The only 'Hood' you know is on your uncircumcised knob.

Buy a belt and should stop buying jeans which are perched off your arse.

You are a cunt.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 19:57, closed)
Threaten to pop a cap in yo' ass when they are blatantly incapable of popping anything more challenging than a balloon. Or one of the pustules adorning their pasty white features
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 20:57, closed)

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