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The curse of the 'golliwog' strikes again.

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It's nothing new Penny, even children get irony! I had a battered, one armed, black dolly with ginger hair, and blue eyes (someone must have seen the politically correct potential in that), I loved her, and had a full wardrobe of clothes for her, but confess I preferred her naked apart from a pair of gingham knickers and little plastic cowboy hat...then they wonder why I'm just a little bit weird carrying that fetish through life with me :hihi:

 

Let's get this right... You have a fetish for one armed black women with ginger hair and blue eyes wearing just gingham knickers and a cowboy hat?? :D

 

Talk about specialised!

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get a room you too.preferbly one with lots of gingham wallpaper, vinyl and pvc and an easel

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Well I can tell you one word that is in use and no-one comments on and that is probably because it has been around for years and no-one is sure if it is meant to cause offence, and that is 'snigger'

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Let's get this right... You have a fetish for one armed black women with ginger hair and blue eyes wearing just gingham knickers and a cowboy hat?? :D

 

Talk about specialised!

 

*goes to look*

bet i can find a website

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Well I can tell you one word that is in use and no-one comments on and that is probably because it has been around for years and no-one is sure if it is meant to cause offence, and that is 'snigger'

 

*sniggers*

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let's get this right... You have a fetish for one armed black women with ginger hair and blue eyes wearing just gingham knickers and a cowboy hat?? :D

 

talk about specialised!

 

lolololololololololololol

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Many years ago, my cousin had a Golliwog Doll. We'd both be about 6 or 7 years old at the time.

 

"Golliwog" is a character in children's literature introduced by Florence Kate Upton in the late 19th Century, inspired by a black-faced Minstrel Doll she had as a child.

 

Wikipedia Reference

 

It was regarded as nothing other than a doll by anyone ... and followed on (at that time) from Enid Blyton's stories for children.

 

The PC Brigade lately (yep, they were in their infancy then ..... not the "Army of the Hysterical Loonies" they've morphed into now) ...... has managed to ruin Enid Blyton's children's tales of adventure and imagination written to give young children's imaginations some exercise and to encourage their participation in early reading.

 

So, although the term "Wog" has been known for its use in the past as a racial insult I too, like "pennycrayon" and her teacher, understand the term "WOG" to mean "Westernised Oriental Gentleman".

 

There's more about its use in various parts of the world here (as Lord Chaverly pointed out) :-

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wog

 

Interesting stuff here, shoeshine. I must say I am getting increasingly disillusioned with wiki because of the quality of many of the articles (in particular where hearsay or anecdotes are quoted as though they were established facts). Nevertheless, I found some of the entries quite intriguing. I never knew that scientologists refered to non-scientologists as '****'. In this sense, I am most definitely a 'wog', and indeed rejoice in my status

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Golliwog / wog was used as a term of abuse by white kids against black kids at the school I went to in the 70s. It was superceded by other words later on in that decade.

 

I understand that some people don't mean it as a form of racist abuse.

 

I'm not a product of that particular Generation. My now mature, adult "children" are not racists either.

 

They'd feel my wrath if they were.

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Nevertheless, I found some of the entries quite intriguing. I never knew that scientologists refered to non-scientologists as '****'. In this sense, I am most definitely a 'wog', and indeed rejoice in my status

 

Oh! Trust you to "speedread"! I didn't get that far! Swine! :hihi:

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Incidentally, does anyone remember the furore a few years ago about the comedian (?) Jim Bowen's reference to 'nig nogs'? If I remember correctly, a single use of this phrase by Bowen ended his career. Now, in British usage, the term was generally used to mean unskilled, incompetent or unqualified people and (as far as I know) had nothing to do with black people. However, its similarity to the 'n' word meant that it, together with anyone unwise or unfortunate to use it, was doomed.

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Nor you I, you wouldn`t survive

 

Oh my, have I found my beloved Sukie, do you burp when you get your tummy rubbed??

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Oh my, have I found my beloved Sukie, do you burp when you get your tummy rubbed??

 

Take a cold shower .... this ain't a topic for the Joke Section! :rolleyes:

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