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G-Man
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What was?
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Spock na Escada
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OK. Let's try a slightly clearer 'example. Had one of the US based UK nationals posted a criticism of UK dial-up Internet access - making ironic use of the word civilized would it be an acceptable to respond by telling them to (say) 'get the fuck out of Iraq, fuck of back to the US, and to check out the Amnesty report on the the US? And if not, why not?
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Have you got gonzo's Random Apostrophe Generator there?
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WE - I'm almost always disappointed when the "you're a racist" thing appears, because it almost always means the end of any possibility of a worthwhile discussion about the matter at hand, and a retreat into name-calling, with at the very best another unhelpful go around the "what is racism?" merry-go-round. Which is a shame. Because "why don't you fuck off back to Turkey?" needs some explanation, for me.
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Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
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No, because it's a poor argument. The hypothetical US-based person would still be wrong in the first place, though, and doubly so if he reacted to that by calling racism.
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Spock na Escada
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Shhh, don't tell him..
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Spock na Escada
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The hypothetical US-based person would still be wrong in the first place, though,

Why? Are non UK based posters at barred from criticizing and making ironical comment on things that they don't like about their """home""" countries? Is it acceptable to criticise some things but not others? Is irony banned but hand wringing whining allowed?

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Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan
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Ah, good old irony.
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Oh bog off the lot of you.
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quote:
"why don't you fuck off back to Turkey?" needs some explanation
Is Spock of Turkish ethnic origin? Unless he is, then in context what seems to me to require rather more challenging explanation is how the fuck that comment can be characterised - in the context in question - as "racist".

And what WE said.

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Good job it has been challenged then.
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TonTon
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And Carcass - your PM box is full.
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I just wanted to make it crystal clear that I was under the impression that Spock was a white, UK born ex-pat. If he isn't I'll be horrified and apologize unreservedly. Sincerely.

Kris. I'll delete away now, turn off and await your epistle in the morning.

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Ohh look, he listens to you when you say his PM box is full, but not to me when I dedicate a whole thread to it.
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TonTon
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Oh, dear, "epistle" makes it seem as if you're expecting something long and erudite. You're going to be so disappointed in the morning.

hobbes - you've either got it, or you haven't.

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