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RedTartanLass Thu 21-Jun-07 23:01:02

I am absolutely boiling, hopping, raging effing mad!!!!!!! For those of you who think that Chinky is not an extremely offensive and degrading word, come and have a word with my dh for an hour or 2!!

Anybody called my LOs that word I'd ripp their fucking head off!!!

In the 70 we laughed at Bernard manning, love Thy neighbor etc as "we didn't know better" This is the milleneum (sp) and we fucking know better now.

Sorry bout the swearing but some people have no idea....

mummylin2495 Thu 21-Jun-07 23:02:23

i completely agree with you.its very offensive.Try and treat it with the contemp it deseves.its pure ignorance.

collision Thu 21-Jun-07 23:02:27

Who said it?

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 21-Jun-07 23:02:42

Hear hear RTL.

I find it astonishing that folk think that "chinky" is any less offensive than "paki" or "nigger".

CaptainUnderpants Thu 21-Jun-07 23:03:24

Where was that posted then ?

You are right .

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:03:35

what has happened?!
I'm not surprised you are fuming.

saadia Thu 21-Jun-07 23:05:01

don't know who said it, but agree that it is an offensive racist term and should not be used.

TippiHedren Thu 21-Jun-07 23:05:08

If you search it is not a "one off" and has been reffered to often in the context of a takeaway on food threads.

RedTartanLass Thu 21-Jun-07 23:05:27

I don't want to link the thread, have contacted mumsnet. The poster, honestly thinks there is nothing wrong wiht the word and took offensive when it was pointed out. Said her Chinese friend though it was PC gone mad!!

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:05:53

hmm, are we on about chinky as in takeawa or as a person. I don't think chinky as in a takeaway is that bad, no different to calling a chip shop a chippy really.

mummylin2495 Thu 21-Jun-07 23:06:08

here it is

RedTartanLass Thu 21-Jun-07 23:06:29

So you would say "I'm going to the Paki shop" then?

Califrau Thu 21-Jun-07 23:07:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:07:24

no, but I say I am going to the chippy - what is the difference?
I wouldn't use it to describe a chinese person though.

mummylin2495 Thu 21-Jun-07 23:07:31

my husband and i have chinese food but we never refer to itas that name it is always " shall we have a chinese tonight " sorry rtl for putting the link.

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:08:29

I don't actually call it a 'chinky' neither, but I don't think it is necessarily a racist term.

mummylin2495 Thu 21-Jun-07 23:09:09

it is if you happen to be chinese !

bookthief Thu 21-Jun-07 23:10:12

Chopster - it is offensive, whatever the context. Tbh, I haven't heard anyone in rl refer to a takeaway from a Chinese restaurant using that term since about 1988 which is probably around about when people I know stopped talking about the "pakis" instead of the corner shop.

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 21-Jun-07 23:10:13

It very much is chopster.

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:10:47

but why would a chinese person find it offensive? I'd genuinely like to understand.

mummylin2495 Thu 21-Jun-07 23:12:16

its a derogatory term thats why and i dont blame rtl for being so mad.

Chopster Thu 21-Jun-07 23:12:31

'paki' is most certainly a derogatory term but I honestly have never heard of anything derogatory about any person of chinese or japanes descent in terms of play on names.

RedTartanLass Thu 21-Jun-07 23:12:35

Chopster, if you can't see why words such as Paki, chinky etc are racist I suggest start another thread and ask!!

VeniVidiVickiQV Thu 21-Jun-07 23:13:18

For the same reason "paki" is offensive.

puffling Thu 21-Jun-07 23:13:48

It's not as offensive as paki etc. as it doesn't have the connotations they have. However, i do think it's a little and thoughtless to use the term on here.

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