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  1. Darksideoftheforce

    Darksideoftheforce Well-Known Member

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    Well southerners would take offense at being called "yank." Since some of them are still brooding over losing the American civil war." ;)
     


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    School dances were soft targets. I remember a particular hooligan family in Harrow that liked to start trouble at school discos.
     


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    I'm in Australia and they call the British "Poms" and Americans "Seppos"(short for "septic[tanks]", a weird contraction from the Cockney rhyming slang).

    Seeing as politics permeate almost everything else, it's not a susrprise that it comes up in an internet forum discussing a large group of kids whose heyday was 40+ years ago, with people who were and weren't there. Context, setting, and background make for a more informative and interesting read.

    Enjoying most aspects of this discussion! Great stuff, people.
     


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    I have seen "Brits Go Home" and "Yanks Go Home" plastered on Walls,so hardly terms of endearment."Limeys" was a derogatory term first made by American Sailors about the British Navy`s use of Lemons or Limes.It then became a name for all British."Ghosts","Honky" and other Names have been used,so every one has a name for everybody else-and it is always ,mainly, to do with History.


    Great Photos Bunty
    I remember seeing the Skinhead Photo come out originally.By then it was old Fashion.

    Back in the 60s,we used to meet up with some of the Willesden Mob and go around Soho etc.To say things happened unexpectedly would be an understatement :)
     


  5. Man-of-Mystery

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    *runs away, screaming hysterically.
     


  6. Man-of-Mystery

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    It was a bit different for me, having been brought up in a cricket-playing family (in Lancashire where, like in Yorkshire, it wasn't exclusively a middle-class thing), and having rubbed shoulders with Asian and Caribbean players. I can remember using the 'N' word once and being ashamed of myself for doing so. I can remember using the long word 'Pakistani', along with 'Asian' and 'Black', and I can certainly remember other people using P*** and N*****, so yes, it was widespread.

    [BTW anyone who was at York last year will remember my telling a story about a cricket match in Fleetwood with a scratch team made up from the West Indian Test squad... Something happened that had a whole crowd of West Indians helpless with laughter, but which just couldn't happen these days. I'll leave you with that teaser.]
     


  7. Man-of-Mystery

    Man-of-Mystery Senior member

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    Like my mate Lloyd Beramsingh - Punjabi-British, short hair, no beard, no turban.
     


  8. Man-of-Mystery

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    I don't mind being called a 'Brit' - in fact the word goes back a couple of thousand years - because that's what I am, being mixed English/Scottish/Irish/Welsh heritage. But again it's all down to the context and the way it's said. I used to object to the way irish nationalists used the word, because they used it as a term of contempt, and that prevented me from listening to their point of view.
     


  9. Man-of-Mystery

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    To be fair, Colin, you would be hard pressed these days to find anyone who is an apologist for Stalin & Co. We're getting a bit off-topic, though.
     


  10. Man-of-Mystery

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    Someone should have told George M Cohan :D



    Sorry - going way off topic now!
     


  11. Man-of-Mystery

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    I could be wrong, Roy, but I don't remember this one. Thank Della - this will be great to have for the press-cutting section of the book.
     


  12. Man-of-Mystery

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    Usual question, Bunty - why's got the copyright?
     


  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    An Irish newspaper, no?
     


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    If you're referring to Stalin and Co they're far closer to Fascism. Just like National Socialism had little to do with Socialism. A large chunk of initial communist thinkers were Jews, so I doubt they'd write self-extermination into their ideology.

    The problem I always came across with Skinhead was regardless of the time period dodgy politics always run rampant. The Look can be ace, music awesome, but far too much stupidity on the political end,
     


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    Catchourbreath-Good morning to you.Yes there were Jews who were involved in the original Communist Uprisings.To begin with everything went well.Fast forward to Stalin`s time and he starts getting paranoid about a "Zionist State".So expulsions started and trips to the Gulags(which many,many did not come back).The numbers are unobtainable but it is estimated that far more perished over the years.1980/1990,(still Communist)mass migration happened with many Jews leaving Russia.

    Were you about in the 60s,do you know the Politics of that decade?Or is it something you have read in a Book?Skinheads were not interested in Politics(in the 60s),they knew Life as it was.It was later when Skinheads got involved Politically-so get your Facts right before calling someone stupid.
     


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