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AIBU to be insulted and to think even if she holds these bigoted outdated opinions, she is in a profession where she shouldnt be broadcasting them, and AIBU not to have her near my house again!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 07:26:38

Oh dear, she's a twat. At least you know now. YANBU

MrsWolowitz Tue 30-Jul-13 07:31:25

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JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 07:32:34

It's a derogatory term for a Catholic

NutcrackerFairy Tue 30-Jul-13 07:33:50

I don't get it confused

Is 'Fenians' an Irish name [hence it's appearance on a coke bottle]?

Or is it a term for something else, obviously it's insulted you and you say it's a bigoted term... so why would 'Coke' have it on their bottle???

Sorry, if I seem a bit thick but I am not originally from the UK and have never heard either the term or name 'Fenians' before. I have no idea what it means.

MrsWolowitz Tue 30-Jul-13 07:34:38

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MalcolmTuckersMum Tue 30-Jul-13 07:35:06

I've never heard of that expression. In what context would it be used?

MrsPresley Tue 30-Jul-13 07:35:48

MrsWolowitz I think it's a derogatory term for catholics sad

It used to be shouted quite a lot when I went to football matches with my ex DH 30 years ago, and sadly probably still is angry

I'd imagine it's a spoof bottle

NutcrackerFairy Tue 30-Jul-13 07:35:53

Ah, X post with Mrs Wolowitz and Jamie.

But if it is a derogatory term for a Catholic why would Coke have it on one of their bottles?

And why did the Beauty Therapist post "Ha, ha, True!" about it? It doesn't make much sense to me.


MalcolmTuckersMum Tue 30-Jul-13 07:37:34

Or me Nutcracker. Was it some kind of spoof picture? I just don't get it - would someone with those names absolutely definitely be Catholic? Is this an Irish thing? <<<just doesn't get it>>>

MrsPresley Tue 30-Jul-13 07:37:36

Sorry chubbymomie2012 should have said YANBU, as a non catholic mum to 4 catholic children, I would be livid at this!

ThePowerof3 Tue 30-Jul-13 07:37:39

Maybe she didn't know what it meant but wanted to seem like she did

Roshbegosh Tue 30-Jul-13 07:37:42

It isn't a derogatory name for a catholic, it is to do with Irish independence and associated in some minds with the IRA

WipsGlitter Tue 30-Jul-13 07:37:47

Well, she's a beauty therapist not the minister or equality so it's not like she's passing laws that affect equality. Just unfriendly her.

According o Wikipedia it's not insulting.

claig Tue 30-Jul-13 07:39:13

I don't understand it. But I don't think that Fenians is a derogatory term.

Eyesunderarock Tue 30-Jul-13 07:39:39

It was a term created by the Irish for the Fenian political movement, which believed in independence for Ireland through armed struggle.
It them became linked to the IRA and became an insult aimed at Irish Catholics.

MalcolmTuckersMum Tue 30-Jul-13 07:41:30

Thanks Eyes - and would those names automatically be connected with the word?

chubbymomie2012 Tue 30-Jul-13 07:41:36

Nutcracker. i suspect it is a photoshop job.
It used to bena derogatory term used for Catholics here in Northern Ireland and I think because 90% of the pple who live here have moved on it makes it even worse that some pple still use it.

her comment Ha ha true suggests to me she agrees. the Irish names are used to represent Catholics and indeed anyone with Irish roots or affiliations and shes saying they are all Fenians.

I am really shocked someone who deals with the publics has been so openly bigoted!

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 07:41:39

Urban Dictionary definition

claig Tue 30-Jul-13 07:41:57

I think some people use it as an insult, but presumably others don't. Is the Fein in Sinn Fein from the same word root as Fenian?

bamboostalks Tue 30-Jul-13 07:41:59

What offends you exactly?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 07:42:27

What's the Coke bottle thing about though?

chubbymomie2012 Tue 30-Jul-13 07:44:21

Wipsglitter and rosh take it from an Irish Catholic (a covert one at that) that it is most definately an insulting name.

Eyesunderarock Tue 30-Jul-13 07:44:29

The names are traditional Irish Gaelic names, so highly unlikely for a Protestant to be called that. For me, Fenian is an indication of political alliance, and linked to the past.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Tue 30-Jul-13 07:45:21


All sorts of thickos deal with the public. If Not Being Prejudiced were a condition of working with the public there would be no doctors, nurses, taxi drivers, hairdressers, receptionists, etc etc etc etc

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