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gingerjedi
7th October 2010, 17:55
BBC News - India condemns 'racist' remarks by New Zealand TV host (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11490699)

Jees some people need to chill a bit, I defy anyone to read this without at least a smirk.

minestrone
7th October 2010, 17:59
I think Hugh Jars is no longer my favourite test user name.

"Right, if you logon as Dikshit you should see the error"

:rollin:

minestrone
7th October 2010, 17:59
swear filter

:rollin:

TimberWolf
7th October 2010, 18:03
Someone must have been having a laugh when originally spelling that pronunciation in the Latin alphabet. Unless it sounded like Dipdickinshit originally.

shaunbhoy
7th October 2010, 18:51
BBC News - India condemns 'racist' remarks by New Zealand TV host (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11490699)

Jees some people need to chill a bit, I defy anyone to read this without at least a smirk.

When I worked over there, Dik s h i ts were ten a penny!

:laugh

northernladuk
7th October 2010, 19:19
Quote at the bottom of the article


He once described Scottish singer Susan Boyle as "retarded" and accused a female guest from Greenpeace of having a moustache, New Zealand press reports say.


I have heard SuBo called worse and I hardly think accused is the right word when she is sitting there with dark hair on her top lip. 'Pointed out' might have been a better fit...

Guy gets my vote.

Zippy
7th October 2010, 19:54
I think Hugh Jars is no longer my favourite test user name.

"Right, if you logon as Diktulip you should see the error"

:rollin:

Do you mean Dik:shit:?

Troll
7th October 2010, 20:21
BBC screams racist

Antipodeans saying its ''culturally insensitive, inappropriate and vulgar''

Can't find anything in a cursory scan of the India Times

gotta love the Beeb

EternalOptimist
7th October 2010, 20:26
BBC screams racist

Antipodeans saying its ''culturally insensitive, inappropriate and vulgar''

Can't find anything in a cursory scan of the India Times

gotta love the Beeb

Political correctness at the taxpayers expense.

What we need is a new word, one that describes someone who gets offended on other peoples behalf, when more often than not, the other people dont give a flying sh1te





:rolleyes:

shaunbhoy
7th October 2010, 20:28
BBC screams racist

Antipodeans saying its ''culturally insensitive, inappropriate and vulgar''

Can't find anything in a cursory scan of the India Times

gotta love the Beeb

I reckon they should send Sir Les Patterson over to smooth things over!

YouTube - Les Patterson Chardonnay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRcnT-2zo9s&feature=related)

:laugh

gingerjedi
7th October 2010, 20:56
Political correctness at the taxpayers expense.

What we need is a new word, one that describes someone who gets offended on other peoples behalf, when more often than not, the other people dont give a flying sh1te





:rolleyes:

Proxymoron?

EternalOptimist
7th October 2010, 21:15
Proxymoron?

proxymoron is good

8/10 technical merit
4/10 insult efficacy
6/10 contextual identification

in fact, the more i look at it, the more i like it. top man.





:rolleyes:

vetran
7th October 2010, 21:38
Gaurdianista?
Equality officer

As you may know I'm not a fan of Bobland but that wasn't really acceptable. I can imagine a boyish smirk its up there with Biggus Diccus but "because she is an Indian" is well across the line.

EternalOptimist
7th October 2010, 22:17
Gaurdianista?
Equality officer

As you may know I'm not a fan of Bobland but that wasn't really acceptable. I can imagine a boyish smirk its up there with Biggus Diccus but "because she is an Indian" is well across the line.

you got me thinking now vetran.

we all have our own personal line, across which we dont find things funny.
we all have our own personal line across which we find things offensive.


maybe its the width of the gap between the two thats important. peeps with a narrower gap are more sensitive an volatile ? less tolerant



just a thought


:rolleyes:

TimberWolf
7th October 2010, 23:14
Sheila Diktulip

:rollin:

What a tulipty name for an Indian :laugh Sheila :laugh*





*Shamelessly plagiarised off Mock of the Weak**

**Intentional spelling mistake mine

wobbegong
8th October 2010, 05:17
"These remarks are totally unacceptable to India and should be condemned by all right-thinking people and nations."

1. Get off your high horse, dear. You're not that important.
2. Get a sense of humour/thicker skin.
3. Stop trying to deflect attention away from the woefully substandard games that you are supposed to be 'overseeing'.

kontracta Matt
8th October 2010, 06:40
I preferred the TV presenter when he was in Crossroads myself.

meridian
8th October 2010, 06:58
An old boss of mine had a last name of "Cockburn".

For some reason he insisted it was pronounced "Coburn".

wobbegong
8th October 2010, 08:05
An old boss of mine had a last name of "Cockburn".

For some reason he insisted it was pronounced "Coburn".

He was right. Some of us are old enough to remember this (http://www.tellyads.com/show_movie_vintage.php?filename=VA0014).

:wink

Pondlife
8th October 2010, 08:15
BBC screams racist

Antipodeans saying its ''culturally insensitive, inappropriate and vulgar''

Can't find anything in a cursory scan of the India Times

gotta love the Beeb

Really? (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kiwi-high-commissioner-apologises-for-TV-presenters-racist-comments/articleshow/6709025.cms)

gingerjedi
8th October 2010, 08:32
Really? (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kiwi-high-commissioner-apologises-for-TV-presenters-racist-comments/articleshow/6709025.cms)

They ran the story after they were told about the BBC article, look at the time stamp.

Proper post-event outrage.:rolleyes:

Troll
8th October 2010, 08:36
Really? (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Kiwi-high-commissioner-apologises-for-TV-presenters-racist-comments/articleshow/6709025.cms)That article is timed at 03:32 IST 08.10.10

Mine comment was timed at 21:21 07.10.10

I believe Bobland is 4 hours ahead

I think the Times of India is using comments made on this site for it's material !!! :eek

Troll
8th October 2010, 08:37
They ran the story after they were told about the BBC article, look at the time stamp.

Proper post-event outrage.:rolleyes:... exactly

Gonzo
9th October 2010, 09:10
Guy gets my vote.The bloke is vile. A TV presenter with a track record of saying things that upset some of the people here. I don't think that this picture of him is that recent either.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qy4iftwk5JM/TKkdQXjq2VI/AAAAAAAAJXw/-agL0jOlofY/s1600/paul_henry_dick_TVNZ.jpg

It does highlight that this country is about where the UK was about twenty years ago regarding what is acceptable to say about other people. You don't see it much in people younger than thirty, but the racism and homophobia that comes out of people older than that is really an eye-opener. Of course they just complain about PC Bulltulip.

Some people here are more concerned about the fact that the Governor General has now delivered a fawning apology to the people of India. :suicide:

Troll
9th October 2010, 09:16
It does highlight that this country is about where the UK was about twenty years ago The UK was much better 20 years ago

Gonzo
9th October 2010, 09:41
The UK was much better 20 years agoMy mistake. I meant 30 years ago.