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1 hour ago, Keith brief said:

So referring to a white person's skin colour in a derogatory way isn't racist? Goodness me.....

Gammon isn't racial. Most white people aren't gammons. White people who get red in the face at the thought of not leaving the EU, or losing at football, or too many "foreigns" are gammons. You can't be racist against opinions.

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Just now, quilp said:

Doublespeak. 

Really? What bit of that don't you follow? You can only be racist against protected characteristics. Gammon isn't a description of a particular protected characteristic.

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1 hour ago, HeliX said:

Do you disagree? Do you think there's some racial component to "gammon"?

Yes, it is supposed to refer to a middle aged, overweight, white male who has a tendency to flush with rage. 

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1 minute ago, Gladys said:

Yes, it is supposed to refer to a middle aged, overweight, white male who has a tendency to flush with rage. 

Only one of those components has anything to do with race. I'd also argue its more specific than that, because it targets those with particular views. There's also an interesting hypocrisy in that a lot of the people who believe gammon is a racial slur don't believe stuff like "chinky" is a racial slur. 

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1 minute ago, HeliX said:

Only one of those components has anything to do with race. I'd also argue its more specific than that, because it targets those with particular views. There's also an interesting hypocrisy in that a lot of the people who believe gammon is a racial slur don't believe stuff like "chinky" is a racial slur. 

OK. 

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1 hour ago, Gladys said:

Yes, it is supposed to refer to a middle aged, overweight, white male who has a tendency to flush with rage. 

know that we often think of them as trumped-up, lower-middle Captain Mainwaring types, but it's probably a bit racist to assume that all gammons are white.

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