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

    What next Anne ?

    Take the Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme and re-write It.

    Lah Lah non specific coloured non specific farm animal do you have any non specific fleece?

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

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    What next Anne ?

    Take the Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme and re-write It.

    Lah Lah non specific coloured non specific farm animal do you have any non specific fleece?
    But that rhyme has no racist connotations about it. However you say it, it's not offensive and isn't meant to be. " If you pay peanuts...." is a phrase I've used myself. I used it in the manner in which it was intended.

    There are however very clear examples of racist rhymes/sayings/expressions that are unacceptable - as far as I'm concerned - that I would argue against the use of. And have.

    There is a balance to how we use our language and sometimes a clear intent to how it is used to offend, then hide behind the "political correctness gone wrong"

    "Play the white man" may be used in innocence but that doesnt stop it being offensive to someone who is black.

    I have no desire to be politically correct but we just have to be sensible about it and understand WHY things are offensive
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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    But that rhyme has no racist connotations about it. However you say it, it's not offensive and isn't meant to be. " If you pay peanuts...." is a phrase I've used myself. I used it in the manner in which it was intended.

    There are however very clear examples of racist rhymes/sayings/expressions that are unacceptable - as far as I'm concerned - that I would argue against the use of. And have.

    There is a balance to how we use our language and sometimes a clear intent to how it is used to offend, then hide behind the "political correctness gone wrong"

    "Play the white man" may be used in innocence but that doesnt stop it being offensive to someone who is black.

    I have no desire to be politically correct but we just have to be sensible about it and understand WHY things are offensive
    That's mighty white of you.

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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
    That's mighty white of you.
    Thats a loaf of bread over here. Are you saying I'm doughy
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    Re: That old saying " If you pay peanuts, you get monkey's " Is racist...

    Hope Snowshoe Isn't off tonight to his ' Master Bedroom '

    "Master bedroom" deemed racist, sexist by some - AGBeat

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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
    Hope Snowshoe Isn't off tonight to his ' Master Bedroom '

    "Master bedroom" deemed racist, sexist by some - AGBeat
    That's clearly an example of a phrase that no one was ever offended by (just like all the complaints by Muslims about Christmas that never happened) until some pc nutcase with OCD sat down and examined every phrase in the English language and invented the offence
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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
    Oh, so we shouldn't use it any more? What's your point?
    My point--niggardly is out of fashion so many people don't know the meaning of the word due to their own lack of good vocabulary.

    That's my point.

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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
    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?'
    EVEN IF (& I am definitely NOT saying it was) an attempt to offend IMO, NO Arrest was warranted in this case & the men would never have been arrested in the USA for this. The only thing offensive here, IMO, is the lack of freedom of expression.

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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
    What next Anne ?

    Take the Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme and re-write It.

    Lah Lah non specific coloured non specific farm animal do you have any non specific fleece?
    Hope that's not next. Hope Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn always gets the respect it deserves as a Work of Art. Gone With the Wind, too.

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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
    EVEN IF (& I am definitely NOT saying it was) an attempt to offend IMO, NO Arrest was warranted in this case & the men would never have been arrested in the USA for this. The only thing offensive here, IMO, is the lack of freedom of expression.
    I'm no legal expert so I am guessing but to bring about a conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond doubt that the phrase was used against the Eastern European workers and not the Labour Party. Good luck with that one plod !!!!

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