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Re: Mildly Insulting

#16 Post by Jim Karaba » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:06 am

Everybody grab your coloring books and go to your safe space, that is the only cure these days.

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Re: Mildly Insulting

#17 Post by Adam Wright » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:22 am

Edwin Ek wrote: To my taste, all it shows is ignorance. It's like referring to Italian males as Tony or Giuseppe.
Sometimes, a cliche' can come true. I was picking up my brother's Ferrari last week from the shop, the mechanic's names were Tony and Anthony, no joke.

I think calling the Factory Worker's as Hanz and Fritz isn't derogatory, it's more showing a but of humor. Now if they were calling them Jerry, or something that had been used once as bad term, that wouldn't be cool. Or if you didn't ask a German his name and just called him Hanz or Fritz, that wouldn't be cool, but no one is assigning this name to anyone real, just a hypothetical Factory Worker.
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#18 Post by Martin Bruechle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:31 am

What about Charlie ?
My grandfathers name was Hans, blacksmith from Bavaria. Came over in the 20's.
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#19 Post by John Hearn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:57 am

Cliff asked "are there any limits to off-topic"?
Yes Cliff, Alfa R***0's....
Only kidding...................
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#20 Post by C J Murray » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 am

John Hearn wrote:Cliff asked "are there any limits to off-topic"?
Yes Cliff, Alfa R***0's....
Only kidding...................
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#21 Post by Wes Bender » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:35 am

Every Tom, Dick and Harry is probably organizing a protest as we speak.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#22 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:24 pm

Wes Bender wrote:Every Tom, Dick and Harry is probably organizing a protest as we speak.
:D :D :D

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Re: Mildly Insulting

#23 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:40 pm

Gees, John and Jane Doe are feeling left out in this discussion!

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Re: Mildly Insulting

#24 Post by C J Murray » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Think about how offended all the Dicks are at the term "every swinging Dick". Why do we assume that every Dick is a "swinger"?
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#25 Post by Dan Epperly » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:50 pm

We went to a German deli yesterday and I ordered a sausage with Sourgerman in order to avoid being offensive to German-Americans.

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Re: Mildly Insulting

#26 Post by Edwin Ek » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:06 pm

Dan, good move. :)

Like calling an Irishman a potato head, or a Mexican a beaner. Always nice to avoid slurs. Especially when you don't want to get your a** kicked in the wrong crowd.

Kraut actually means herb.
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#27 Post by C J Murray » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:23 pm

Edwin Ek wrote:Like calling an Irishman a potato head
You got that all wrong, potato head is a toy, the Irish are Micks or is that Mcs or Mics?
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#28 Post by Dan Epperly » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:04 pm

Edwin Ek wrote:Dan, good move. :)

Like calling an Irishman a potato head, or a Mexican a beaner. Always nice to avoid slurs. Especially when you don't want to get your a** kicked in the wrong crowd.

Kraut actually means herb.
Then next time in order to avoid stereotypes based on nationality I shall request "sour herbs" with my sausage.

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Re: Mildly Insulting

#29 Post by C J Murray » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:42 pm

Is the name Herb used in Germany? How is it spelled?
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Re: Mildly Insulting

#30 Post by Craig Richter » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:16 pm

No, although I've seen it used on supermarket signs, the German word for Herb is Kraut. Normally in the plural, but I don't have an umlaut key on this computer. But in a German dictionary the word Kraut is listed as a belittling term for a Deutscher. Beware: Deutsche sprechers, in spite of what their PC-proper Socialist leaning might suggest, use lots of off-color terms.
 

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