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Offline Farmer_Geddon

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Re: An apology
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2011, 08:37:58 AM »
As I said in my opening post I was wrong to take offence.

Jokes about "niggers" are clearly hilarious and perfectly normal. My reaction, along with all of the black people in the world who take offence to being called "niggers" was simply over the top and far too PC.

I'll let all the "niggers" I know they are wrong, need to get a sense of humour and are simply too PC for their own good. It is after all "only a joke" and all the black people in Westbury seem to agree being called a "nigger" is hilarious!

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Re: An apology
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2011, 09:49:52 AM »
Being brought up not a million miles from Brixton, Clapham Junction & Notting Hill, I know & have known many "niggers".  Not one of whom would take offence at the word in the context of Baldy's joke.  Maybe I had the good fortune to only meet Bounty bars.  For them, the clue is in the word "context", a word which the bleeding heart ,white, liberal, PC brigade seem totally unable to understand & feel the need to take offence on behalf of every other section of society who don't realise that they have been offended.

In my youth, I was in a very bad, very unsuccesful rock band in which the drummer was a queer nigger who we all affectionately called Rosie.  Naturally, we all blamed him for our lack of success.  Maybe you'd now like to take offence on his behalf, I'm sure he'll be very grateful.

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Re: An apology
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2011, 09:58:29 AM »
I just think it's one of those jokes where if it was said by a black person it would appear less offensive. As it is I don't think it's particularly racist - it's not derogatory nor is the use of the term "niggers". I also don't find it particularly funny, but that's just my sense of humour ;)
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Re: An apology
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2011, 12:10:03 PM »
Interestingly FG, whilst apologising in this thread you used the word 'nigger' or 'niggers' nine times. I would think your use of the word has caused more offence than the original joke that Baldy posted.

Like Wanderlust says; It's the context that it is used in that causes offence.
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Re: An apology
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2011, 12:16:50 PM »
Well spotted Bob, 10 internet points are awarded to you.

What exactly is your point though? As far as I'm aware the use of that word is fine on here, or is it only acceptable when used as a "joke" as you all like to call it?

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Re: An apology
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2011, 12:31:32 PM »
As far as I'm aware the use of that word is fine on here, or is it only acceptable when used as a "joke" as you all like to call it?
Its acceptable in appropriate context. As it is to any rational human being.
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Re: An apology
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011, 12:48:28 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

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Re: An apology
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011, 13:02:08 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

In the context of Baldy's joke for one. In the context of "Hey nigger, get your black arse up to the bar & get us all a drink" quote from another black guy, for another.

Do you actually know any black people?  Have you ever socialised with any black people? Have you ever been to places where black people congregate?

If you did, I find it hard to believe that you'd be posting such a load of bollox on here.

I think I detect a closet racist. One who doesn't want to be, but can't help his inner prejudices.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 13:04:27 PM by wanderlust »
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Re: An apology
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2011, 13:35:46 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

In the context of Baldy's joke for one. In the context of "Hey nigger, get your black arse up to the bar & get us all a drink" quote from another black guy, for another.

Jesus Christ!!

And you're trying to imply I'm racist?!

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Re: An apology
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2011, 13:49:50 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

In the context of Baldy's joke for one. In the context of "Hey nigger, get your black arse up to the bar & get us all a drink" quote from another black guy, for another.

Jesus Christ!!

And you're trying to imply I'm racist?!

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Re: An apology
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2011, 13:54:40 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

In the context of Baldy's joke for one. In the context of "Hey nigger, get your black arse up to the bar & get us all a drink" quote from another black guy, for another.

Jesus Christ!!

And you're trying to imply I'm racist?!

 :o

Ooops, getting a bit too close am I?

You're implying that I am.

I asked you 3 questions, none of which you seem to want to answer, why is that?

LOL Bob, nice to find something we actually agree on for once
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 14:02:51 PM by wanderlust »
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Re: An apology
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2011, 14:04:51 PM »
What possible 'context' is there that makes calling black people "niggers" acceptable?!

In the context of Baldy's joke for one. In the context of "Hey nigger, get your black arse up to the bar & get us all a drink" quote from another black guy, for another.

Jesus Christ!!

And you're trying to imply I'm racist?!

 :o

Ooops, getting a bit too close am I?

You're implying that I am.

I asked you 3 questions, none of which you seem to want to answer, why is that?

LOL Bob, nice to find something we actually agree on for once

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Re: An apology
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2011, 14:11:37 PM »
Sorry, I just do not believe you. You can't mix with groups of black people & not hear them refer to each other as nigger in a jocular manner without causing any offence.
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Re: An apology
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2011, 14:59:05 PM »
Sorry, I just do not believe you.

Oh well, I'm sure I'll get over it.  ::)

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You can't mix with groups of black people & not hear them refer to each other as nigger in a jocular manner without causing any offence.

And? Blacks calling blacks it means it's Ok for you too aswell? Take a stroll through your neareset major town/city and call every black person you see that, see what happens. You may wish to take a paramedic with you.

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Re: An apology
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2011, 15:10:03 PM »
True or false: Racism is the new black?  ;)
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