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6 hours ago, Barlow said:

Gammon is more a pinky red, not white.

You need to educate yourself. You can't be racist against a white person. That just wouldn't make sense.

Just when you think you could not get any dumber

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7 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

That really is the one of the most ridiculous posts ever I have seen on here. And I’ve seen a lot.

 

What a convincing counter-argument!

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“Gammon is a pejorative term that goes back to the 16th century, which was popularised in British political culture in around 2012”. In my view, the ‘gammon-look’ (pink face) can also happen in people who delight too much in the ‘good things of life’ including expensive booze - rich Tories tend to fit that profile.  As an insult, presumably ‘twat’ could be a safer bet as that does not refer to skin colour, although #MeToo may disagree. People who belong to ethnic minority groups are quite obviously less likely to look like gammons, but many of them have endured prolonged and profound injustice, because of the colour of their skin.

Racism has been ingrained in human brains for centuries. The complete eradication of racism would require extraordinarily powerful forces, akin to a total revolution of human culture(s). Regrettably, like in any other revolutionary episode in history, there will be misunderstandings, false accusations, prejudice, name callings, dogs whistling, etc. down that track. Making meaningful progress will inevitably be a case of one backward step for every two steps forward, but having said all of that, I believe that programmes that aim to eradicate racism are absolutely necessary, BLM or no BLM.

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16 hours ago, HeliX said:

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.

It's a minefield.

I had never heard the phrase 'protected characteristic' but you've used it twice there.

So 'gammon' it is. Use with safety and security.

Fucking gammon. Love it!

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4 minutes ago, ballaughbiker said:

Quelle surprise....

 

Being bullied on Manx Forums - quelle surprise....

I may not be as clever as you or as well educated but I try and consider myself to be at least average intelligence. I had never heard the phrase. 

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4 minutes ago, Declan said:

How many people who object to being called a gammon also complain that "you can't say anything without people getting offended these days." 

Ah, the good old "two wrongs make a right" theory

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9 minutes ago, Declan said:

How many people who object to being called a gammon also complain that "you can't say anything without people getting offended these days." 

Or call everyone a snowflake. Or woke. Or virtue signallers. 

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