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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:05
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And the beauty of Americans is they often forget there is a world outside of their borders ....
No, thanks to your wars in Europe, we can't.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:08
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No, thanks to your wars in Europe, we can't.
And what about your crusades in Afghanistan and Iraq ?

You made a right mess of that.... and pretty much left it to the non-US countries to tidy it up after you'd dropped your bombs and pissed of the locals some more.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:10
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And the beauty of Americans is they often forget there is a world outside of
their borders
I won't speak for all Americans, but for me, I simply don't care.

Living in the top dog country, you get that luxury.

Shoulda tried harder in school. Or don't start wars you can't finish or pay for.

Meanwhile, not one American put the racial context in the word since the American context was easy to infer.

Do try to keep up.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:11
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To question the point about studies increasing risk; ultimately these studies produce averages.
I'm getting a bit fed up with the ever-decreasing number of things I'm officially allowed to do because the average person is occasionally (and sadly, increasingly) an idiot.
I have no objections to a sensible licencing system, such as I think there is in Canada for firearms. This also addresses the psychological aspects since, for example, a recent divorcee gets extra checks when applying for a firearms licence (disappointing for some, I realise ).

I would appreciate some kind of blanket "I Am Not A F#cking Idiot" licence to save time, and exclude me from the results of Studies.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:13
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Living in the top dog country, you get that luxury.
Hmmm....

A "top dog country" that suffers badly from "do as I say, but not as I do"....

Death penalty
Shootings
Crusades in Afghanistan and Iraq
Questionable interrogation techniques (waterboarding etc.)
Guantanamo Bay
You were the heart of the 2008 financial crisis, all started on your turf with your shoddy domestic mortgages ....

Oh yeah.... and this is the country that managed to elect George Dubbya ... not once... but twice !
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:13
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Originally Posted by brickhistory View Post

Living in the top dog country, you get that luxury.
Baaaahahahahahaha!
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:17
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Pretty sure there was a guy named Coon who met his end at the hands of Agamemnon.

Then again, I'm not possessed of a traditional public school education.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:18
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Originally Posted by brickhistory View Post

Living in the top dog country, you get that luxury.

Never figured you for an Obama guy???????
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:19
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Oh yeah.... and this is the country that managed to elect Obama ... not once... but twice !
Almost have to agree, there with you, with a correction, but remember not only you but 200,000 Germans were mad about him.
 
Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:20
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There is no recognised alternative meaning of the word "coon" outside of North America.
Well, that is due to your ignorance isn't it.

The raccoon (Listeni/ręˈkuːn/, Procyon lotor), sometimes spelled racoon,[2] also known as the common raccoon,[3] North American raccoon,[4] northern raccoon[5] and colloquially as coon,[6] is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.

Perhaps you should inform raccoons that they are "informal , offensive"

However, according to you, coondogs, coon cheese and The Coon Ass Militia, to mention a few, are "informal , offensive".

Yes, by a few prejudiced few, the word 'coon' can be used as a racial slur, but not in every use of the word.

Except to the uber PC people like you, that don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:21
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There is no recognised alternative meaning of the word "coon" outside of North America.
Coon Cheese is still sold in Australia
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:22
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Well, that is due to your ignorance isn't it.
I quoted you from three international dictionaries. No ignorance there !

The only non-derogatory definitions of the word coon were specifically defined as "North American" terms... i.e. they are not used outside North America.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:24
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And we can buy kaffir lime pies with impunity, nobody even thinks about a negative connotation.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:24
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Coon Cheese is still sold in Australia

Yes it is, I never knew that Australia was so racist.

Well at least to some here that is.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:39
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And we can buy kaffir lime pies with impunity, nobody even thinks about a negative connotation.
Given the Kaffir Lime is of Asian rather than African origin I think you would struggle with that negative connotation.....

As the Oxford English Dictionary points out, Scottish botanist H.F. Macmillan used the term in his 1910 Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting to refer to a lime found in Sri Lanka, the home of the ethnic group that refer to themselves proudly as the Kaffirs.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:40
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If England had stood up to Hitler in 1938, perhaps the entire war could have been avoided!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_Agreement
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:41
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:45
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Australia still has Coon Cheese, yep and thanks to Chopper Pilot Dick Smith we also have Dick Cheese (still cant bring myself to buy it).

America the top dog country... that's funny brick. Where would the so called top dog country be if Obama hadn't lifted the debt ceiling or moved the debt cliff or whatever it was?

How long did the Top dog country's Govt shut down for again?
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:47
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Aaaannnndddd we're off...

Hmm, you probably would have cared if we Brits had not stood up to Hitler in
1939.
I bet the Czechs have a slightly different view of "Brits standing up to Hitler."

Not to mention that resounding sitzkreig of the first six months of the war when you had forces on the continent and faced a paper tiger Germany who continued tidying up in Poland and the vicinity while you and France did...?

As for language and offensive meanings, well, "lighting up a fag" still catches my attention. But it is contextual and perfectly normal for some.

See how context works?

As to "crusades in Iraq and Afghanistan..." What's this you stuff, kemosabe? I believe we had a British partner.
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Old 6th Nov 2014, 21:47
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How long did the Top dog country's Govt shut down for again?
Oooh.. I almost forgot about that one ! Well remembered !

Yes, I think that was the point at which "top dog" lost its last chance and was demoted to "dog" !

The rest of the world simply laughed at you, and that new low you managed to reach !
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