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1 minute ago, Mrsbrownnova said:

Firstly, he’s not my partner, he’s my husband surely someone such as yourself would not want to offend given that my username clear says Mrs. He has apologised and said he won’t use the word again. 

Blimey, is partner an offensive word now? Husband and wife are partners in marriage.

What's a shiney?

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31 minutes ago, Mrsbrownnova said:

Ah right, so it’s more about in some way catching mods out rather than being offended about a word. Got ya. Give yourself a shiney. 

Nope nope nope. See my post above in reply to your other half. 

 

16 minutes ago, brownnova said:

I messaged privately as more often than not the result of doing dirty laundry in public like this is to simply cause more discord and things to spiral unnecessarily. Which is exactly what has happened. I think we are all fed up of threads being derailed in this way. 

No offence was intended, I apologise if anyone was offended. I won’t use the term again as I now it has been pointed out to me how it could cause offence.

Let’s get back to talking cars... which is the point of AS. 

The reason it's spiraled is because of the combination of the lack of apology from my original post. If there was one when you did reply then things would have petered out. I was entirely expecting your response to have been a proper apology.

Surely when I called you out on it being offensive, if you weren't aware of the connotations, you googled the word to see what it actually meant?

Thread derailed? This thread is 2520 pages long. No one is going to go back in it unless rooting for history or dirt (e.g. a potential future employer).

 

14 minutes ago, Talbot said:

Wow.  You've got that every kind of wrong.

If someone were to say "an Irish Traveller" did X or Y, then that's just a statement of fact.  No more offensive than saying "I was cut up by an Audi driver today".  

Eh? That's a strawman retort. Audi drivers aren't a race, skin colour, ethnic group.

14 minutes ago, Talbot said:

What you appear to have an issue with is the use of the word "Pikey", which as I stated about a million posts ago now, is simply a different word used to describe a person of the turnpike.. a "pikey".

Don't give me that bollocks. We all know the common used meaning of that word is and how it was used. Even the very first result on Google makes it clear what that word means in common use in 2021. They even put in clear bold text that it is offensive.

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11 minutes ago, brownnova said:

I messaged privately as more often than not the result of doing dirty laundry in public like this is to simply cause more discord and things to spiral unnecessarily. Which is exactly what has happened. I think we are all fed up of threads being derailed in this way. 

No offence was intended, I apologise if anyone was offended. I won’t use the term again as I now it has been pointed out to me how it could cause offence.

Let’s get back to talking cars... which is the point of AS. 

I wasn't offended does that make me a ''wrong un'' too ?

This is going to sound a bit ''Mums Net'' but why can't people just be nice to each other ?

Instead of outting someone as a bad egg and heaping misery on them all evening why not just privately message them if you are that upset.

Honestly life is too short Guys..

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6 minutes ago, HarmonicCheeseburger said:

waaambulances hashtag on Twitter

 

It's a word. GROW THE FUCK UP

 

It's been used on this forum a LOT of times :

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A+autoshite.com+pikey&oq=site%3A+autoshite.com+pikey&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.3993j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

And only now it's a problem? what happened did your wife refuse to give you jollies and you need to pout?

Far bigger and more substantial problems then a word in this world. 

Ignoring and putting the crass person attacks aside...

M*ng has been used extensively on here too:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aautoshite.com+mong&oq=site%3Aautoshite.com+mong

Does that mean it's ok now to use? 

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1 minute ago, GeorgeB said:

Please be more specific.

A lot of my posts are trying to help people or make them laugh.

Which ones warrant a ban?

All of them. None of them seem to be particularly making people laugh. What you are doing quite effectively is demonstrate to all and sundry your natural ability to pick a fight with anyone and everyone. The more fronts you open up for yourself, the better you like it.

The real icing on the cake would be if @Nicola Hwere to join forces.

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Just now, Tadhg Tiogar said:

All of them. None of them seem to be particularly making people laugh. What you are doing quite effectively is demonstrate to all and sundry your natural ability to pick a fight with anyone and everyone. The more fronts you open up for yourself, the better you like it.

The real icing on the cake would be if @Nicola Hwere to join forces.

You need to look through all my posts before you cast aspersions.

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It all blown up so much that my original post seemed have been forgotten:

17 hours ago, SiC said:
I know you live in rural Wales but that is a rather offensive racist ethnic slur. I expect much better from a teacher, let alone a mod.

Just two sentences appears to have caused this. But why?

Ok it is a bit narky with the rural Wales jab, but at the same time I clearly pointed out it was a offensive term as an informational point. No need to have this go to PM. Not least that others will perhaps be better informed on the word.

Maybe even prevent them getting into hot water in their job in the future?

Yes I was disappointed that it was used by brownnova. Given he is a teacher and a moderator, I hold him in higher regard than many others. As said earlier, using a slang word for an ethnic group should be ringing alarm bells, to go at least check its context.

Anyway the reply I got was:

13 hours ago, brownnova said:
Thank you for educating me... as your post appears to suggest, we haven’t got the latest standards of political correctness here in “rural Wales” (We’ve only just got double glazing and inside plumbing here) so it was unbeknownst to me that the word may cause you offence on behalf of the travelling community. 
What we lack in political correctness we do make up for in 6 nations titles though. 

This surprised me as there was no apology in this. Plus it certainly reads with a sarcastic tone. Especially in reference that it caused me offence on behalf of a community.

Almost feels like I hit a nerve with the rural Wales jibe?

9 hours ago, Joey spud said:
I wasn't offended does that make me a ''wrong un'' too ?
This is going to sound a bit ''Mums Net'' but why can't people just be nice to each other ?

This was a primary point of my original post and the reason of point it out. Why can't we just be nice to other groups of people, instead of using slurs against them?

9 hours ago, Joey spud said:

Instead of outting someone as a bad egg and heaping misery on them all evening why not just privately message them if you are that upset.

Certainly wasn't my intention of outing brownnova as a bad egg. Disappointed with the egg maybe, but certainly not bad. Sorry if it seems that way.


Somehow this has all got blown up further than it should have. I also seem to have offended people on that I don't think we should be nasty to complete ethnic groups?

Are people offended by me being disappointed in brownnova? Or are people offended by me pointing out a ethnic slur that others may (and evidently) not aware of?

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