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Thread #124666   Message #2755566
Posted By: VirginiaTam
30-Oct-09 - 08:29 AM
Thread Name: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Subject: RE: BS: The problem at Mudcat? Moderated thread
Finally, on the subject of Murkans*, this is what many people tend to call inhabitants of the North American continent. Until and unless you desist from referring to all inhabitants of this sceptr'd isle as "Brits" as though were were a bunch of football hooligans, I shall continue to do so and you can get over it.

Your argument doesn't wash Diane. What many people? Who? You are the only one I have seen use it.

Americans don't associate the term Brits with shaved head lager louts. We see it as an nonprovocative collective term for the people of Great Britain. An appellation your people first applied to yourselves, not Americans, or Europeans or Martians for that matter. However, if you don't like it, fine. I will try to remember to desist from using it. I don't want to continue to offend once I know something I am doing causes offence.

However, "a Murkan" and "Murkans" as you use the terms are still an all encompassing willful insult to Americans as a whole, because of the allusion to George W and to the association by sound to a pubic wig.

You still knowingly and willfully generalise all Americans in a negative way, when you use these terms.   We Americans, do not when we use the term Brits, think lager louts. Ours is due to ignorance about a relatively recent connotation. What is your excuse? It looks from my POV that yours is a dislike for Americans. All of us.