and I'd read my lines a bit more carefully before making comment:-) I said some of the programmes
. example: "Mind Your Language" or, my personal favourite, "Love Thy Neighbour".
The latter is deemed particularly offensive by some
because of the white character (Eddie) frequently using terms like "King Kong", "Sambo" and "Nig-Nog" (and the black charcater returning the compliment with "Honky" etc). However, the programme was made to show the stupidity of racism, and the women in the series (wives of the men) are shown as sensible people who get along well, despite their idiotic husbands.
Something even more interesting is that "Love Thy Neighbour" was one of the first British shows to pay the Black actors the same money as the white actors.
Should the Spanish take the word "negro" out of their colour scheme?
I'm not suggesting anyone should take any word out of any language, I'm just pointing out some of the arguments and problems connected with the discussion (academically trolling, perhaps?). Personally, I never thought 'paki' was racist, I always thought it was just an abbreviation of 'pakistani', like 'brit' is short for Briton. However, I'm not the one who was getting called 'paki', so I wouldn't have known if it was offensive. I have been called a 'brit', 'a tan', a 'limey', a 'pom', 'island affe', 'rosbif' and 'f*cking English bastard' before now.