The What Are You Wearing Today (WAYWT) Discussion Thread, Part II

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Tirailleur1, May 22, 2014.

  1. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    Put less rudely: that shirt is not particularly flattering
     
  3. AlexanderTG

    AlexanderTG Senior member

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    I can work with that.

    On a summer diet. Maybe in another 7-10 lbs.
     
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    Actually, I shouldn't have highlighted it without commenting on it as I didn't think it was intentional in the first place. But I also wasn't sure if it was considered to be offensive in other parts of the world, as no one else picked up on it.
     
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    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    Hey guys, like all the posts are getting flagged, and I cannot delete some and not others, so lets cool it with the slurs.

    Thnx.
     
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    Why is paki a slur. I refer to myself as paki. Most of my friends use the term too. Must be a UK thing?
     
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    Yeah. It's used as a slur in the UK. We used to use it as shortform too.
     
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    Means "liquor store" where I'm from (New England). Short from "package store" which doesn't make that much sense, either.
     
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    Well, not just a UK thing. I don't know about the rest of Canada, but Paki was a commonly used slur in Toronto when I was growing up, and it was never Pakistani kids who were using it, and it was always used in a derogatory sense. I do remember when George W. Bush used it a while back, a local radio station was talking about it, and all of the Canadian callers couldn't believe he said it, but it seemed the American callers were unfamiliar with it as a racist term in the U.S.
     
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    Where it toronto? I lived in missisauga and there were some people that said paki but we said it too. It sorta was an inflection of the voice thing.
     
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    The who, this might be an excellent opportunity to check out La Haine or Romper Stomper... (Learn PC the fun way by remembering not to repeat anything you hear in those films)
     
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    North York. I went to to a fairly racially mixed elementary school, so it wasn't a case of the white kids making fun of the odd brown kid. But I think it was more of a "tone of voice" thing. I didn't really notice it as much as I got older, though. Although, for all I know the Pakistani kids did use it.
     
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  14. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    I've always had a sneaking suspicion that those who proclaim to be "politically correct" are the complete opposite in private
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    no, it's the people who complain about PC-ness who are usually bigots.

    There's no reason to have a problem with political correctness if you know what it actually means.
     
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