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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    I'm confused why he thought "banana boat" was racist. Easier to have a knee jerk reaction, I guess.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    The monkey phrase was ill advised and provacative, I wouldn't vote for people that used such poorly judged language in such circumstances.
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    I'm confused why he thought "banana boat" was racist. Easier to have a knee jerk reaction, I guess.
    He was being a wanker...

    A couple of weeks later and after the print out i sent him, I was at a social event with the British Legion and he was there. I just winked at him and laughed.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    The monkey phrase was ill advised and provacative, I wouldn't vote for people that used such poorly judged language in such circumstances.
    But would you vote fora Party, Labour for example embroiled In expenses scandals and fraud and where 27 Labour Councillors have been convicted for child abuse?

    You see the tad of Irony and hypocrisy there?

    The BNP leaflet was solely designed at the Ineptness of the Labour party canvassing the wrong ward... Only those who want to see something that was not Intended would be offended.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    Two BNP activists arrested over 'pay peanuts, get monkeys' leaflet | Politics | theguardian.com


    "if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys” means that if you pay a small amount ("peanuts"), you don’t get very good workers ("monkeys"). “Peanuts” has long been in American slang, meaning “a small amount.” “Monkey” has had several slang meanings, often representing “nonsense.”

    Despite the American slang origins of these words, the phrase’s earliest citations in the 1960s and 1870s are mostly from England. the phrase is first cited in print by Leslie Coulthard in 1966.


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    If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
    something that you say which means that only stupid people will work for you if you do not pay very much
    ‘This company is full of incompetents!’ ‘Well, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.’
    Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, 2nd ed. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2006.
    Did this happen because you don't have complete freedom of speech where you are? To be arrested for something like this could not happen here. This is going too far, IMO.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    You can't win with the PC police, I've seen people get upset over the word "niggardly."
    They are upset due to their own ignorance & lack of vocabulary skills. It is, however, an old, out of fashion term, one not really in use.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    The monkey phrase was ill advised and provacative, I wouldn't vote for people that used such poorly judged language in such circumstances.
    Not only provocative, and can be seen as a double entendre situation.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    Not only provocative, and can be seen as a double entendre situation.
    Guess what Anne ?

    I know Clive Jefferson one of the two arrested.

    The defence Is this...

    They had no Idea what so ever when they set out with their leaflets ridiculing the Labour Party's mistakes that It was largely a foreign work force employed by the Labour Party to distribute their leaflets.... Thus, the Intention to offend wasn't there.
    The BNP do not ring up the Labour Party or any other political party on an election campaign and say ' hey, what nationality are delivering your leaflets?'

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    I think I'd be more offended if I were a person of color and found out people avoided using the word "monkey" around me because they thought I'd be insulted.

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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    They are upset due to their own ignorance & lack of vocabulary skills. It is, however, an old, out of fashion term, one not really in use.
    Oh, so we shouldn't use it any more? What's your point?

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