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Old 9th Oct 2019, 17:58
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
We call our Swedish neighbors Swedes, that in itself is derogatory.
Personally I like Scandihooligans.
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The last of your countrymen I met had collected their duty free either leaving Norway or arriving in Belgium but suffice to say by the next morning it was gone and they raided everyone's mini bars.

Hooligans was not inaccurate
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 18:30
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
The last of your countrymen I met had collected their duty free either leaving Norway or arriving in Belgium but suffice to say by the next morning it was gone and they raided everyone's mini bars.

Hooligans was not inaccurate
That would be standard Viking procedure, rehearsed and refined through generations.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 19:59
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I am told by several German friends that they call the Brits (as a whole Welsh, Scots, English) Inselaffe - Island Monkeys.

I quite like it.

They didn't like being called 'Box Heads' though..."They don't like it up 'em."
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 20:03
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@ treadigraph

"soap dodgers" is still used frequently in Glasgow, usually when referring to supporters of Celtic Football Club
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 21:52
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Racist?

It bugs me that the media always refer to this as racism!

There are 3 races of humans:
Caucasoid (aka White)
Mongoloid (aka Oriental)
Negroid (aka Black)
(albiet in recent centuries, genetic boundaries have become somewhat blurred)

Jade Goody was accused of racism in Big Brother, but both her and Shilpa Sheppy were Caucasoid!

ATNotts list above are mainly Caucasoid Stereotypes, only Nip/Jap & Chink are Racist if used by a non-Mongoloid to a Mongoloid
How many American films feature Black people using the N word, but it is not deemed offensive in that usage (e.g. Django Unchained)
Yet the 1954 film The Dam Busters, get edited in the US (Dog overdubbed Digger or Trigger), Channel 4 in UK have cut the audio of the dogs name, yet historically it is the also the codeword for a breach of the Mohne dam.

We call the French "Frogs", they call us "Le Rosbif" (Roast Beef) - I can't think of much more British/English than a Roast Beef Sinday Dinner, and certainly not offensive! We are both also Caucasoid!
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 21:52
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In Australia, those of us of Anglo descent are referred to as 'Skippys' or 'Skips' by some of various sub-continental or Arabic origins. As far as I know, we're not called that by the east Asians, but I'm sure they have some other term for us. Whether the terms are offensive or not depends entirely on the intention.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 22:20
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Having been referred to as Gringo while being shown around a square version of a pyramid, I wonder if we can't pass the species barrier when delivering insults.

"Neanderthal!!"

"What? You . . . you, Densiovan!!"

"Homo Rudolfensis!!"
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 22:40
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 01:58
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Where I am at the moment I'm known as an "Ang Moh" and although this actually means "red-haired" it is used when referring to any Caucasian. I previously worked in the Caribbean where the population was generally divided into two groups, "Honky's" and "Nig-Nog's." The latter had to be used with great caution and a good pair of running shoes. I have a good friend living in Ecuador where she is known as a "Gringo." Ya pays yer money - ya takes yer choice!
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 04:56
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We British seem to have a long list of derogatory names for foreigners. Without listing the really offensive ones, relating to colour or religion I can think of:-
Wogs begin at Dover. 'twas always thus.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 08:03
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Originally Posted by unclenelli View Post
It bugs me that the media always refer to this as racism!

There are 3 races of humans:
Caucasoid (aka White)
Mongoloid (aka Oriental)
Negroid (aka Black)
(albiet in recent centuries, genetic boundaries have become somewhat blurred)
Four. .
The indigenous population of India was assumed to be intermediate between Caucasoid and Australoid.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 08:10
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At one point, the inhabitants at Valley less than flatteringly referred to the locals, as Trogs......as in Troglodytes to save any confusion.
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 12:06
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 12:32
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I thought woggery began at Calais ?
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 12:36
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Any wordsmiths here know the derivation of the word "wog"? I'd ask Susie Dent but I suspect she'd ignore my request on PC grounds!
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 12:58
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Westernized Oriental Gentleman. It that what you meant?
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 13:11
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Westernized Oriental Gentleman. It that what you meant?
I thought you were carrying out an exercise in plonker pulling! Just cross checked! You learn something every day on PPRuNe!
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 15:13
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There is also the story of the RAF missive sent to all stations (supposedly) stating:

"From henceforth the Pongos shall cease to be referred to as such". ��
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 16:22
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As an Englishman in South Africa, I am often called by my friends, "Immigrant"!
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Old 10th Oct 2019, 21:24
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Westernized Oriental Gentleman. It that what you meant?
Correction - in my opinion - Wily Oriental Gentleman
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