Thursday, October 08, 2009

Sticks and Stones

Jock, Polack, Wop, Yank, Cockney, Limey, Paki, Mick, Spic, Zipper Head, Eskimo, Geordie, Honky, Taff, Chink, Frog, Gypo, Aye Tye, Nigger, Scouser, Kraut, Sand Wog etc etc.

All of these are slang names for people from different parts of the World. I'm sure there are hundreds of others. The only difference between them is that some earn you more compensation than others.

I just wish I'd thought about the possibilities for financial enrichment before I became Self Employed.


Anonymous said...

So obvious but nobody dares say it. Well done for doing so.

Probably not one for the Staffroom though!

Anonymous said...

Careful Frank it looks like you have overcome writers block - at last!

Lilyofthefield said...


Anonymous said...

I have a large nose and was frequently ridiculed as a boy. Why can't I get on the compensation gravy train too?

Lilyofthefield said...

How Welsh can I look? Honest,I'm proper taff.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps one of your correspondents could perform a useful public service by attaching a price list to your menu.

Brian, follower of Deornoth

Hill said...

If I call you 'White Trash' and you call me a 'Paki', (regardless of where I'm actually from) only one of us will be arrested and charged for racist abuse.

No prizes for guessing which one.

Will said...

What? You are joking, right?

Those are all very different words, with very different associations.

Paki = 'Paki bashing, brick lane, discrimination, via skin colour

My partner's Sri Lankan, and she gets genuinely upset when she hears this kind of crap. As in - upset. Not after compensation.

Nigger = KKK, Lynching, Racial violence, discriminaion because of skin colour

Wog - see above

Frog, Taff, Geordie etc - none of the above.

That's a pretty lame couple of paragraphs, coming from one so seemingly well educated.

Will said...

... and the word 'Paki' is associated with this:

I don't get hwere "Taff", "Honky" or "Geordie" come into it.