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Old 03-13-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Wow. Sort of like the passive aggressive "bless your heart". How gauche.

My mom used to always whisper whenever she described someone as "black". Gawd, I love my mom dearly but that used to embarrass me...

Hey, for a swarthy d*go, I'm really trustworthy
HAH! That's exactly what this person does! I believe the full phrase was:

"They're black" [pause] "They're black people." [pause, I'm probably gazing at her in horrified fascination] "But a VERY nice couple!"

I don't know what a d*go is, but it certainly sounds fun! Somehow my Irish side took over and completely wiped out my Armenian swarthi-ness, which I have to say is a real bummer for me. I'm a little too close to albino for comfort. This is why people feel so comfortable being racist with me. I had to remind the above person that I am half "brown person" when she was talking about sitting next to one of "them" on a plane. Sigh.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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HAH! That's exactly what this person does! I believe the full phrase was:

"They're black" [pause] "They're black people." [pause, I'm probably gazing at her in horrified fascination] "But a VERY nice couple!"

I don't know what a d*go is, but it certainly sounds fun! Somehow my Irish side took over and completely wiped out my Armenian swarthi-ness, which I have to say is a real bummer for me. I'm a little too close to albino for comfort. This is why people feel so comfortable being racist with me. I had to remind the above person that I am half "brown person" when she was talking about sitting next to one of "them" on a plane. Sigh.
Ha! City Data won't let me type the term but it's d-e-g-o-. According to urban dictionary:

"A person of Italian descent generally accompanied by the basic features:brn hair, brn eyes, tan complexion, almost always over-abundance of body hair."

If you add an Iroc car, gold Italian Horn necklace charm and loads of Drakkar, you get the picture...

Amazing! If it wasn't for the bit of Irish in me, I might be offended
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:27 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Ha! City Data won't let me type the term but it's d-e-g-o-. According to urban dictionary:

"A person of Italian descent generally accompanied by the basic features:brn hair, brn eyes, tan complexion, almost always over-abundance of body hair."

If you add an Iroc car, gold Italian Horn necklace charm and loads of Drakkar, you get the picture...

Amazing! If it wasn't for the bit of Irish in me, I might be offended
If you changed the hair color to blonde, you've just described my cousin's boyfriend when we were in high school. Right down to the Iroc!
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Francisco & Fort Worth & Now, Back to IRAQ
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When it comes to assigning labels to folks, I just prefer terms like: friendly, charming, generous, rude, boring, selfish etc...
Or simply a-hole
You SAID IT!!! But can you imagine filling out a gov't form... hmmm... do I choose Jerk, A-hole, Generous to a Fault, Never Met a Stranger,...

HAHAHAA,,, that would make for a funny 'candid camera!'
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco & Fort Worth & Now, Back to IRAQ
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How DARE you! I take my heritage very seriously!!
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A Canadian with heritage! Noooo, say it isn't so... what's the world coming to? hahaha - I used to live in Qubec during an educational exchange during middle shcool. Then in high school I did the same thing in Montreal. Later in my adult life I did some consulting work in Toronto,,, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CITY in the world (2nd only to San Francisco!)!!!! I really LOVE Canada,,, and the best thing about Canada is how the majority seem to be so open minded to the concept of the WORLD... they actually know stuff, you know, like where places are on the map - without having to be shown on the news! Don't get a lot of that in the US.

BTW - (general comment, not directed to you readymade) - North Americans are not just from the US... the would also be Canadians and Mexicans!!!

However AMERICANS - that is a much bigger bag of worms... it could mean Canadians, United Staters, Mexicans, Guatemalans, Belizers (what is someone from Belize called?), El Salvadorians, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, Costa Ricans, Panamanians, Brazilians, Peruvians, Argentinians, Bolivians, Venezuelans, Ecuadorians, Colombians, Chileans, Paraguayans... there's a few more, but I think you get the point?!

Remember AMERICANS can be Norther, Central or Southern --- welcome to Global inclusion! hahahaha
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: San Francisco & Fort Worth & Now, Back to IRAQ
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Cool Where did all the Desi's go?

SO,,,, for you Desi types... where is it that you hang out in Austin? For such a big population, I don't see very many 'dot' Indians in the clubs or bars or even at many of the organized social events, such as the ballet, plays, etc.... I know many stay home with family & I do see a lot of 'families' out and about,,, but not everyone can claim this as the reason. There must be a nice hang out or I'm just totally blind!
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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A Canadian with heritage! Noooo, say it isn't so... what's the world coming to? hahaha - I used to live in Qubec during an educational exchange during middle shcool. Then in high school I did the same thing in Montreal. Later in my adult life I did some consulting work in Toronto,,, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE CITY in the world (2nd only to San Francisco!)!!!! I really LOVE Canada,,, and the best thing about Canada is how the majority seem to be so open minded to the concept of the WORLD... they actually know stuff, you know, like where places are on the map - without having to be shown on the news! Don't get a lot of that in the US.
I agree about Toronto! I'm originally from Cleveland and it was a 5 hour drive to Toronto, 11 hours to Montreal. Both fantastic cities.

I think the interesting thing about Canadians, is that they aren't raised with the superiority dogma that we in the states are taught growing up. They aren't told they are the best, most awesome empire...err, country in the history of the world. I think that has a big effect on personality.

Kind of like the kid who is always told by his parents how special he is, and then feels confused and angry when others don't see him/her that way.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: central Austin
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SO,,,, for you Desi types... where is it that you hang out in Austin? For such a big population, I don't see very many 'dot' Indians in the clubs or bars or even at many of the organized social events, such as the ballet, plays, etc.... I know many stay home with family & I do see a lot of 'families' out and about,,, but not everyone can claim this as the reason. There must be a nice hang out or I'm just totally blind!
Try the Arboretum area, the Barnes and Noble, Cool River Cafe, etc. Lots of people socialize in their homes. Are you into chess? Huge chess crowd. but I don't know where the single ones are, but the family-types are in the NW.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: San Francisco & Fort Worth & Now, Back to IRAQ
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Try the Arboretum area, the Barnes and Noble, Cool River Cafe, etc. Lots of people socialize in their homes. Are you into chess? Huge chess crowd. but I don't know where the single ones are, but the family-types are in the NW.
horrible at Chess, horrible at most games,,, much better with words than with strategy. But I'll check out those places and do a little people watching! Maybe I'll find someone who wants to play Scrabble! Thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:21 AM
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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"They're black" [pause] "They're black people." [pause, I'm probably gazing at her in horrified fascination] "But a VERY nice couple!"
My mother once described someone to me as "blacker than the ace of spades". It was just a figure of speech somewhat as she is 80 something and was raised in that era. She really is not racist...just trying to be funny and throw in her own deep south, 80 yr old humor.
This person has since become my (very caucasian) sons step mom and she and my mom are very close!
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