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To object to being called Paddy?

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AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:44:44

A co-worker has taken to calling me Paddy because I am Irish.I find this derogatory and really thought times had changed.I have asked him to stop but he just laughs.
AIBU?

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 08-Jan-11 17:45:31

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Mummy2Bookie Sat 08-Jan-11 17:46:16

Ummm I don't think YABU. Talk to the management. They will have a quite word with him. Thankfully nobody calls me paddy, then again I don't really sound Irish anymore.

AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:47:31

I did complain but was told it wasn't an issue as we are both white.

AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:47:59

I did complain but was told it wasn't an issue as we are both white.

AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:48:53

Apologies,double clicked.

theevildead2 Sat 08-Jan-11 17:49:02

I doubt that would be the case. I don't belive this sorry

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 08-Jan-11 17:50:09

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Mummy2Bookie Sat 08-Jan-11 17:50:14

Yeah. They would take you seriously . Must be a dopey thread.

MegGriffin Sat 08-Jan-11 17:50:46

Perhaps you could call him Idiot and see how he likes it?

AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:51:13

I complained to our manager and was told to calm down,its not an issue.

watsthestory Sat 08-Jan-11 17:52:15

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AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:52:18

I will seek advice there,thank you.

watsthestory Sat 08-Jan-11 17:53:06

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AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:54:21

Yes I have browsed for a long time,since my first DD was born (2 years ago).

GooseFatRoasties Sat 08-Jan-11 17:55:31

Still bullying though. Take advice from the citizens advice bureau. It is an issue.

ChickensAreFlyingUnderTheRadar Sat 08-Jan-11 17:55:54

YANBU. My DH is Irish, and has been told he is being 'too sensitive' when he has objected to the 'Paddy' title. He reacted with some very interesting Irish. There really are certain people who don't think it's racist/offensive. They're the same people who call anyone from Wales 'Taffy' and any woman they don't know the name of 'Doll', 'Babe', 'Sweetheart' etc IME.

watsthestory Sat 08-Jan-11 17:56:23

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wukter Sat 08-Jan-11 17:58:09

My dad is called Paddy.

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AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 17:58:15

I am sorry I posted in the wrong place watsthestory.

watsthestory Sat 08-Jan-11 17:59:43

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AmberEyes Sat 08-Jan-11 18:02:12

Thank you.It is a small company,there are only 4 of us in the office.I will ring citizens advice.Thank you for the replies.

victoriascrumptious Sat 08-Jan-11 18:03:54

Taffy is hardly offensive. Unless it's being used because some fuckwit can't remember your name

LindyHemming Sat 08-Jan-11 18:11:35

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reelingintheyears Sat 08-Jan-11 18:13:11

DP hates being called a Jock.
Heaven forbid, try calling someone a Paki..,watsthestory.
<<rolls eyes>>

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