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jenblueeyes

Member Since 22 Feb 2004
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In Topic: 'coloured People'

28 January 2015 - 06:33 PM

I read this as well. It's probably my lack of contact with 'black' people that leads to me still being ignorant of the potentially offensive nature of the word 'coloured'. The BBC article refers to the term being in common usage until the 1970's. I would go further than that. In the 1980's and 90's, I am fairly sure that using 'coloured' to describe 'black' people was still the 'correct' term. I am now 47, and I can't help feel that 'black' is actually the offensive term ! Again, looks like my ignorance of the issues.

 

Notice as well that the actor boy using the term would be 'coloured' as opposed to 'colored' - the US term, and he was giving the interview in the US media. Right enough, historically, you can see evidence of a time when signs would read 'no coloreds' so understand now the reason it's the way it is over there.

 

Thing is, who decides what terms are ok or not ?

I'm with you - coloured was definitely the preferred term when I was going up.  I still cringe using the word 'black' when referring to someone because it was drummed into me that it was the wrong thing to say.


In Topic: Charter

23 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

Glasgow/Amsterdam/Tblisi with KLM is a similar sort of price so would assume Grumpyauldgit is doing KLM too.


In Topic: Martyn Bennett Tribute Concert - Celtic Connections

22 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

Yep - thoroughly enjoyed it. Already have the CD of Grit but I've just downloaded it for my MP3 player.  He was such a nice man too. A big loss.


In Topic: Dotcom / Big Norrie

21 January 2015 - 07:04 PM

On the assumption there may be a soirée efter it, I might get the choo to Uddingston.

Mi...Tartan Jon - is that near?

 

Not walking distance but 5 mins in a taxi.


In Topic: Martyn Bennett Tribute Concert - Celtic Connections

19 January 2015 - 06:59 PM

Woohoo - thanks for the heads up.  I only found out about the concert on the day so couldn't go (serves me right for not paying attention to the Celtic Connections line up). Saw him once at the opening of Mayfest and was blown away by him. He was outstanding.