What is racist?

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I have noticed that some phrases are deemed racist while others are not. Which of the following is racist in your eyes? Do you have others to add?

Here is a few:-

Chinese/Japense/Oriental = Chink
Brown Asian = Paki or Curry (In Australia)
French person = Frog or fries
German = Nazi
Jew = ? Antisemetic is apprantly strong but can't think of anything
Arab = Terrorist/Bin Ladin
Afro/Carrabian = Monkey/Marathon runner ect..
Irish = paddy/dumb ect..
Scottish = Jock/ skirt wearers
English = Losbeef/Hooligans
Italian = greasy/peperonis/pizza eaters/cheats
Argentinians = argies/cheats
Brazilians = brazil nuts/

ect ect.. I am sure you get the picture.

These boards have gone rub methinks and I am not helping.

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ginweasel (ginweasel), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 12:50 (seventeen years ago) link

kish, didn't quite understand your question. there are plenty of bad words for Jewish people and I'm sure there are loads more for each subsect of people you mention.

wogan lenin (dog latin), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Yep like

Blacks = Nigger ect..

I can't think of Jewish people ones maybe I should go on an Arabic website.

I was working out which you find offensive and which are not.

E.G Frogs is apparantly non offensive whereas Pakis is offensive?

I disagree with the above by the way

Captain Smash (Captain Smash), Thursday, 3 August 2006 06:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Jewish = Jew, Kike, Yid, Heebie, Curly Wurly, Auschwitz you could just make them up as you go along.

I think "frog" can be offensive but I know what you mean, it's more of an accepted form of racism - dunno why. If England were to play France in a football match it would be all "fuckin' frogs raaargh" but not so much if it were Pakistan. Is it an ethnicity thing? Like, is it worse to call someone a rag-head or a kraut or a spic or a Yank?
Funnmy how Spic and Wop are generally considered to be semi-offensive (i.e. if you heard someone say it you'd think of them as racists. If you call someone a Paki or a Nigger then that's definitely racist. But if you call someone a Frog or a Paddy then it's only considered vulgar and offensive, but not really racist (unless it's followed up with serious abuse.).

wogan lenin (dog latin), Thursday, 3 August 2006 09:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I haven't heard of some of those. I is learning

Captain Smash (Captain Smash), Friday, 4 August 2006 06:40 (seventeen years ago) link

Calling us Scots skirt-wearers and jocks? We're either too ratted or smacked to care, right? Also, haven't we missed the under-rated 1980s tv-comedy staple "dago"? (Does that need capitalised?) Perhaps we should create an ill-advised dictionary of quote-unquote racist terminology. Then again, I can't see the nice people at OED publishing said work. Then again, I can't say I'd be offended by half the stuff on the original list. Consult your nearest Marcus Brigstocke for further details.

Andrew Munro (andyboyo), Monday, 7 August 2006 13:38 (seventeen years ago) link

three years pass...

wtf this thread

gnarly sceptre, Saturday, 5 December 2009 14:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Captain Smash RIP

gnarly sceptre, Saturday, 5 December 2009 14:23 (fourteen years ago) link

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