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[...] who will naturally assume that anyone with French on his shirt is clearly a homosexual, or worse, a liberal
or worse, a Frenchman.
 

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(ken @ May 07 2005,21:21)
Originally Posted by Brian SD,May 07 2005,20:35
Damn, chill out PHV.
How do you know a frenchman has been in your backyard? Your garbage cans are knocked over and your dog is pregnant.
It's strange that telling jokes about African Americans, Mexicans and Jewish people aren't as acceptable to equally racist remarks about the French. Funny enough, most of those comments come from intellectual midgets most of the time.
The French aren't a race you dolt. People don't typically make racist comments about African-Americans, either. They make racist comments about black people. I'd suggest you avoid looking down on people in the future, lest you feel the wrath of the Canadian race.
 

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(PHV @ May 07 2005,23:20)
Originally Posted by ken,May 07 2005,21:21
Originally Posted by Brian SD,May 07 2005,20:35
Damn, chill out PHV.
How do you know a frenchman has been in your backyard? Your garbage cans are knocked over and your dog is pregnant.

It's strange that telling jokes about African Americans, Mexicans and Jewish people aren't as acceptable to equally racist remarks about the French. Funny enough, most of those comments come from intellectual midgets most of the time.
Strange, maybe, but laws are that way. French people and white people in general have not experienced discrimination in the same way as, say, Jewish or black people, so anti-discrimination laws do not apply to them, as there has been deemed to be no systemic bias against them. In California, at least, there are protected groups, and others. So, for example, I can remark that white men can't dance, but cannot make a similar generalization about a protected group (say, black lesbians.) Is it unfair? Yes. Is it unjust? Apparently not. BTW, I know plenty of very intelligent people (by pretty much any standard you wish to apply) who also happen to be misogynists, rascists, whatever. They just happen to be more circumspect than some redneck (note that southern white dudes are not a protected group) out in Florida.
You can say whatever you want about anyone you want so long as it's not unlawful. Your own level of tact, sense of humor, etc. dictates who you can and cannot make statements about. Obviously, generalizations tend to be erroneous by their very nature, but if you want to make a comment about black lesbians, no one is going to stop you or provide censure. Context is key.
 

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(PHV @ May 07 2005,23:20)
Originally Posted by ken,May 07 2005,21:21
Originally Posted by Brian SD,May 07 2005,20:35
Damn, chill out PHV.
How do you know a frenchman has been in your backyard? Your garbage cans are knocked over and your dog is pregnant.

It's strange that telling jokes about African Americans, Mexicans and Jewish people aren't as acceptable to equally racist remarks about the French. Funny enough, most of those comments come from intellectual midgets most of the time.
The French aren't a race you dolt. People don't typically make racist comments about African-Americans, either. Â They make racist comments about black people. I'd suggest you avoid looking down on people in the future, lest you feel the wrath of the Canadian race.
Ok, so the French are not a race. It's still wrong. And again, it always seems to come from people like you. Where are you from, o illustrious one?
 

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but if you want to make a comment about black lesbians, no one is going to stop you or provide censure.
Actually, this can lead to severe reprecussions in some cases.
These are also instances wherein it would be inappropriate to make an off-color (get it?) remark about whites.
 

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(orbitingio @ May 08 2005,11:54)
Originally Posted by PHV,May 07 2005,23:20
Originally Posted by ken,May 07 2005,21:21
Originally Posted by Brian SD,May 07 2005,20:35
Damn, chill out PHV.
How do you know a frenchman has been in your backyard? Your garbage cans are knocked over and your dog is pregnant.

It's strange that telling jokes about African Americans, Mexicans and Jewish people aren't as acceptable to equally racist remarks about the French. Funny enough, most of those comments come from intellectual midgets most of the time.

The French aren't a race you dolt. People don't typically make racist comments about African-Americans, either. They make racist comments about black people. I'd suggest you avoid looking down on people in the future, lest you feel the wrath of the Canadian race.
Ok, so the French are not a race. It's still wrong. And again, it always seems to come from people like you. Where are you from, o illustrious one?
It's not "wrong," necessarily. I've no real interest in getting in e-pissing contests with someone with such a pointless and unjustified superiority contest (not to mention someone who's so poorly equipped to do so), but I'll elaborate on that: Most people who make "French" jokes are: a.) not serious and b.) not funny The only real inherent "wrong" aspect that I see to it is that these people have a seriously underdeveloped sense of humor in the vast majority of cases. Although there will be occasional bits of "fresh" humor in regard to any given nationality, etc. it's typically an entire arsenal of jokes that are long past their expiration date. Obviously, in the instance that it's someone who actively dislikes the French, they've probably got bigger problems than telling bad jokes. Disliking an entire nationality or race is symptomatic of a number of massive character flaws. Anyhow, it's not as though there aren't three billion "American" jokes (many of which you'll hear coming from American mouths.), most of which are equally unfunny.
 

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These are also instances wherein it would be inappropriate to make an off-color (get it?) remark about whites.
Name one.
 

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(PHV @ May 08 2005,14:16)
Originally Posted by orbitingio,May 08 2005,11:54
Originally Posted by PHV,May 07 2005,23:20
Originally Posted by ken,May 07 2005,21:21
Originally Posted by Brian SD,May 07 2005,20:35
Damn, chill out PHV.
How do you know a frenchman has been in your backyard? Your garbage cans are knocked over and your dog is pregnant.

It's strange that telling jokes about African Americans, Mexicans and Jewish people aren't as acceptable to equally racist remarks about the French. Funny enough, most of those comments come from intellectual midgets most of the time.

The French aren't a race you dolt. People don't typically make racist comments about African-Americans, either. Â They make racist comments about black people. I'd suggest you avoid looking down on people in the future, lest you feel the wrath of the Canadian race.

Ok, so the French are not a race. It's still wrong. And again, it always seems to come from people like you. Where are you from, o illustrious one?
It's not "wrong," necessarily. Â I've no real interest in getting in e-pissing contests with someone with such a pointless and unjustified superiority contest (not to mention someone who's so poorly equipped to do so), but I'll elaborate on that: Most people who make "French" jokes are: a.) not serious and b.) not funny The only real inherent "wrong" aspect that I see to it is that these people have a seriously underdeveloped sense of humor in the vast majority of cases. Â Although there will be occasional bits of "fresh" humor in regard to any given nationality, etc. it's typically an entire arsenal of jokes that are long past their expiration date. Obviously, in the instance that it's someone who actively dislikes the French, they've probably got bigger problems than telling bad jokes. Â Disliking an entire nationality or race is symptomatic of a number of massive character flaws. Anyhow, it's not as though there aren't three billion "American" jokes (many of which you'll hear coming from American mouths.), most of which are equally unfunny.
Jokes are meant to be funny. I laugh at "racist" jokes, but anti-French sentiments in the US have existed for a while now, and the comments that are often made are more out of contempt than humor. O, and orbiwhatever, you assume a great deal. Worry about your own equipment, or lack thereof.
 
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