When we want to be especially nice to each other we call each other by the cute names that were derived from the countries we're from.
New Zealanders are Kiwis, French are Frogs, Germans are Krauts (or Jerries?), South Africans are Saffers and so on.
But how would we call someone from the US, the UK, from Italy, or from Egypt?
Or from any other country you can think of?
Let's be creative and find some charming names for each other!
US- Sepo or merely Yankee (some would say Yankee cunt but personally I think "citizen of the United States of America" is enough of a pejorative).
UK - Pom or pommy cunt.
Italy - Wog or Ding or Italian.
Hope you found that helpful.
^never noticed that
yank, pom, greasy eyetie, sand nig
Hmm - but if an Aussie calls me a Pommy cunt, it's rarely meant as an insult. It's a bit like 'Hello, how are you? I haven't seen you for a while. Drink?"
Kiwi isn't insulting, neither is Saffa.
'Yank' is a bit 1940s - and also really inaccurate as any American will be quick to point out if they are from say, Georgia. 'Seppo' started out as a bit of cod rhyming slang and was just a bit of a ribbing, not a derogatory thing.
I would never use 'frog' for the French. It's too 'Little Englander' and the preserve of a dwindling band of aging Daily Express readers. It smacks of a fear of Johnny Foreigner that eats strange food, and I think we are past pulling faces at that kind of thing. Well, I'm not, but you know what I mean...
'Kraut' is horribly reductive. Very EDL and plain nasty.
My old grandfather was a horrible old fucker. Fucking horrible. He was ancient when I was a little boy and had, I suppose, having lost two brothers in WWI (where he himself was on the Western Front, and then at the age of 42 being in charge of an Ack-Ack battery in the docks during WWII), some sort of a reason behind his ranting.
He scared the shit out of me when he 'went off' on one though. Pakis, Niggers, Dagos, Krauts, Wogs, Chinks - man.
Dago' was anyone who was vaguely Mediterranean in appearance. That stuck in my mind because he used to do these things he called 'recitations'; these were stories that he spoke into an old Bush reel-to-reel tape recorder. One of his 'treats' for me when I went to his house was to make me sit through these recordings where the sneaky dago usually got his come-uppance at the hands of a good English lad. It was fucking terrifying for an eight-year old. No fidgetting either. I had to listen to this shit for hours.
He was typical of his generation in that regard. His only experience of the world was as a weaver in a Lancashire mill town, and then 'the continent' as he called it, when the shit was flying. '
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Maybe they do. I was trying to extend the discourse.
I thought we were trying to make a dictionary of racial abuse.
or national abuse.
I'll be Boswell then.
Samuel Johnson... there was a champion bigot.
He had his moments though, fair play.
which is kinda the rest of the world.
i worked with an old guy from up north once used to always go on about the guineas.
it took me awhile before i realized he was talkng about the italians. anything cheap or halfass was guinea.
a chevy was a guinea Cadillac. i haven't heard it used like that before or since.