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Started 5/23/20 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 8007 views.
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

5/31/20

This is not the first joke on this forum that has gone over your head.

Perhaps you need Tudoring.

CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

5/31/20

BerrySteph said:

When will you deliver on very, very most solemn promises you made in May 1949 when you were accepted into the UN?

Wow, bml00 was accepted into the UN...as an entire nation? I had no idea. What an honor!

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

How would you define a "hijab store/shop"? is this some sort of racist term?

You really are an unfit person to be in charge of anything more than Telly-Tubbies.

It probably is a racist term when used in Australia - but Muslims cannot complain when its apparently used quite normally in Pakistan.

As I discovered in seconds.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Since, from the photo and descrription I saw no hijabs, the use of this word, is simply a slightly tainted racist code word if read by an Austrailian indicating that it was a shop where <> people go to buy clothes. 

I agree - in the Oz context, it is intended as a racist slur.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

No she does not, if she did, she would not have said she was joking.That came out because she got caught by me. Sort of like when Trump said to take bleach, and some people did, so he said he was only joking.

Not only racist but angrily using her own mistakes to claim others are racists.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

CzoeMC said:

Wow, bml00 was accepted into the UN...as an entire nation? I had no idea. What an honor!

If the US were to be ripped up by what's going on now I'd not be the smallest bit surprised.

After all, the US sends its police to Israel to be trained in racial profiling.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

5/31/20

There is a British equivalent often referring to a bazaar, shop, or chippy, referred to as a "chinky" where the proprietor is Oriental, occasionally Chinese.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

RGoss99 said:

There is a British equivalent often referring to a bazaar, shop, or chippy, referred to as a "chinky" where the proprietor is Oriental, occasionally Chinese.

I've not heard "chinky" for a very long time. And I would argue that, since we were all happy customers of these "chinkies" it did not have racist over-tones.

Whereas "hijab shop" in a headline does have racist over-tones.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

5/31/20

Not heard "chinky" in a long time" - depends on where you are, I have, and seen kids singing "chinky songs" were the hand gestures  incluing making slanted eyes.

I admit my recent exposure to it is Ireland and North of England and Scotland.

https://www.lyrics.com/artist/chinky

There could be many reasons for your not hearing it, one of which is a built in filter. For example absolutely forbidden words in English are quite common here among little kids even English and Catalá. I have been programmed not to use them when I first arrived I used to flinch, but now I am not even aware of them. 

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph

5/31/20

RGoss99 said:

Not heard "chinky" in a long time" - depends on where you are, I have, and seen kids singing "chinky songs" were the hand gestures  incluing making slanted eyes. I admit my recent exposure to it is Ireland and North of England and Scotland. https://www.lyrics.com/artist/chinky 

Never come across anything like that!

RGoss99 said:

forbidden words in English are quite common here among little kids even English and Catalá. I have been programmed not to use them when I first arrived I used to flinch, but now I am not even aware of them. 

You should gossip a bit, tell us more.

The term gained renewed attention in 2014 after it a recording emerged of UKIP candidate Kerry Smith referring to a woman of Chinese background as a "chinky bird".

That is surely offensive and unnecessary. I'm just not aware of ever having heard it. I referred to a "wet-back" in about 1997 and that's probably the last thought-crime I've ever been guilty of.

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