posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 12:48 PM
I had no idea that there was such division within ethnic lines of the kingdom.
When you get right down to it every one has been treated badly by the monarchy in the past. The scots, the welsh, the irish even the enlish
themselves have all suffered at the hands of past monarchs.
Thank you for the definition of a "chav", we have the same thing here in the states, and they come in many different flavors as well. I love the
magpie thing, my brother call them zombies, or trolls or slugs and I have long talked about how they are drawn to shiny things, whether it be jewelry,
clothes or shiny bits for their impossibly tore up '92 honda civic.
There are so many different kinds of people from all over the world living here, that one has to be careful as to not run afoul of some regional
Years ago when i was young and working in a bike shop, the market across the street was run by a very nice western asian couple. I was in there on a
daily basis, and considered the shop keepers as neiborhood friends.
One day I came into the store as he was having lunch, it was an appetizing plate of grilled chicken with veggies on rice, mmmmmm it smelled so good.
I commented on how i liked "Indian" food, and he put his plate down and got a look on his face " I am not INDIAN sir I am a PAKISTANI, now
leave my store"
I just assumed they were indians by their dress and language.
He came over to the store a few minutes later, and appologized endlessly for losing his cool with me. He had just gotten through having a big fight
with one of his suppliers, who was Indian.
Since some people still carry around these silly nationalistic insecurities, in oder as to not offend anyone whom I might consider a friend I learned
not to make assumptions anymore.
Ive also learned, the most recently, you dont call a welshwoman english
You dont call an Armenian Greek or visa vera or you dont call a Lebanese Armenian, Greek, or Arab.
You dont call a Lao a Hmong
Or A korean a japanese
Or a Native american a mexican
the list goes on and on
I could personaly care less what someone calls me as long it not late for dinner.