To be really offended and infact mighty pissed off!

(159 Posts)
chubbymomie2012 Tue 30-Jul-13 07:23:41

I have a beauty therapist who comes to my house to do waxing nails etc ( because i have 4 kids, saves me taking then all with me) she has only been coming a few months but last month she requested me as a friend on facebook so I accepted, she seemed nice enough.

Last night I was havng a flick through it when I saw a post she had on. It was a Photo of 4 Coke bottles. 3 bottles had girls names on them including Aoibhe and orlaith. Obvious Irish names. the fourth had the word Fenians on it. her comment was "Ha Ha True!"

AIBU to be insulted and to think even if she holds these bigoted outdated opinions, she is in a profession where she shouldnt be broadcasting them, and AIBU not to have her near my house again!

SarahAndFuck Tue 30-Jul-13 12:07:46

OP I wouldn't have understood that at all, I'd have thought it was a name the same as the others.

But obviously you do understand it and if it has left you feeling offended and pissed off then cancel your appointments and tell her why if that will make you feel better.

Or comment under the picture and ask her what she means.

Coca Cola were doing a sort of tour where you could go and have names printed on coke bottles. They said they wouldn't print offensive terms but it's possible that someone had it printed elsewhere, where it wouldn't be recognised as an insult. I think here it would have been taken as just another name.

I'm sorry she has upset you.

Nassau Tue 30-Jul-13 12:31:41

For those who don't get the coke bottle reference:

www.coca-cola.ie/share-a-coke/share-a-coke.html

Thought Coca-Cola UK were doing it as well?

claig Tue 30-Jul-13 12:44:35

Thanks Nassau. that explains it. Yes I seem to remember some of their adverts for this on TV.

After reading from TheYami:

"For people who don't get the point of the pictue, It would be like someone from the US posting coke bottles with three typically African-American names and one bottle photoshopped to have the N word on it."

I have never ever heard this word before, so to me, I was a bit confused. In the context given, YAsoNBU!

I'm from the Republic of Ireland and I would have read it as an insult too. I can't believe that she didn't seem to care that she lost business.

chubbymomie2012 Tue 30-Jul-13 16:26:50

I suspect she will care when she trys to get insurance for her car or house insurance and its inflated because she is livng in a flaspoint area. Perhaps then she wont be so picky aout where her business comes from.

WipsGlitter Tue 30-Jul-13 17:23:21

She wasn't being picky about where her business came from, in fact that she felt ok to come over to 'your side' shows that things have moved on in a way.

chubbymomie2012 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:24:37

true. she wasnt being picky. I apologise for that.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Tue 30-Jul-13 19:41:24

I'm surprised people aren't familiar with the term. I'm Antipodean and am aware it's a pejorative word.

Even Lord Grantham used it in a derogatory way in Downton Abbey, when referring to his son-in-law!

Words become greater than the sum of their parts. In theory, they're not necessarily insulting; in practice, they very much are.

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