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2014-07-28 12:03:49 PM
Seems like a lot of contrived publicity in this corner lately.
Were Clarkson's ratings falling?
 
2014-07-28 12:25:23 PM
I think the list of people Clarkson's offended may be longer than the Republican Enemies List.
 
2014-07-28 12:31:34 PM

LograyX: I think the list of people Clarkson's offended may be longer than the Republican Enemies List.


On the whole, much better company.
 
2014-07-28 12:54:50 PM
Didn't the BBC say that he was going to be fired if he says another racial slur the last time?
 
2014-07-28 01:16:06 PM
WHAT?  *drops monocle*
 
2014-07-28 01:30:49 PM
That slanted opinion of Ofcom doesn't even register a chink in Clarkson's armour.

Jap.
 
2014-07-28 01:33:19 PM
 So who has said more offense things, Clarkson or Prince Philip?
 
2014-07-28 01:34:12 PM
In his defense, Ofcom sounds like a completely made-up thing.
 
2014-07-28 01:34:16 PM
Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.
 
2014-07-28 01:36:07 PM
It's obscene that someone so highly paid is free to offend people at will.  I hope when they negotiate his next contract, they are more nubianrdly with his compensation.
 
2014-07-28 01:38:12 PM

Bermuda59:  So who has said more offense things, Clarkson or Prince Philip?


I have never seen the two in the same room.
 
2014-07-28 01:41:55 PM

RexTalionis: Didn't the BBC say that he was going to be fired if he says another racial slur the last time?


They did, in reference to this event.
 
2014-07-28 01:41:55 PM
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/stolen from another farker
 
2014-07-28 01:42:51 PM

rjakobi: Bermuda59:  So who has said more offense things, Clarkson or Prince Philip?

I have never seen the two in the same room.


I don't think the universe could handle that much awesomeness in close proximity
 
2014-07-28 01:45:01 PM

Rapmaster2000: In his defense, Ofcom sounds like a completely made-up thing.


It was a pump and dump IPO run by a middle manager at preposition.com

Hes doing 35 years in Leavenworth now.
 
2014-07-28 01:49:38 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.


I had never heard of it either, but Wikipedia has an entry for it on their list of racial slurs. That's how you know it's legit.
 
2014-07-28 01:51:19 PM

HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA



How does someone not know this?
 
2014-07-28 01:51:28 PM
Utter lubbish!
 
2014-07-28 01:52:50 PM
Brits dont know how lucky they are

Their racists are funny
 
2014-07-28 01:52:57 PM

HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.


One time I was with a group of friends talking about a mining accident a friend of ours was helping to clean up. When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.
 
2014-07-28 01:53:08 PM

redmid17: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

I had never heard of it either, but Wikipedia has an entry for it on their list of racial slurs. That's how you know it's legit.


Because I've been hearing it since the 80's.
 
2014-07-28 01:54:53 PM
Zipperheads don't dig being called slopes
 
2014-07-28 01:55:03 PM

Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?


Because there are a ton of existing, way more prevalent racial slurs for Asian people?
 
2014-07-28 01:56:02 PM

Bermuda59: So who has said more offense things, Clarkson or Prince Philip?


And at least clarkson is just doing it for a cheap joke...

//seriously, though, clarkson does have to keep the BBC's lawyers busy...
 
2014-07-28 01:56:24 PM

Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?


....because I'd never heard that word used in that context before?  I'm not a professional linguist, but I'm pretty sure that's the most common reason why people don't know what words mean.
 
2014-07-28 01:56:27 PM

groppet: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

One time I was with a group of friends talking about a mining accident a friend of ours was helping to clean up. When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.


Which is odd that she became offended because the mining sense of the word is still in use in the same context in British English. Sensitive, ain't she?
 
2014-07-28 01:56:43 PM

groppet: When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.


I hope you laughed at her and told your friend to break up with her because she is an idiot who can't contextualize.
 
2014-07-28 01:57:08 PM

digistil: RexTalionis: Didn't the BBC say that he was going to be fired if he says another racial slur the last time?

They did, in reference to this event.


No, that was the time he said "eeny meeny miney mo, catch a ****** by his toe"
 
2014-07-28 01:57:28 PM

redmid17: Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?

Because there are a ton of existing, way more prevalent racial slurs for Asian people?


I hear they really like being referred to as oriental.
 
2014-07-28 01:57:29 PM
So what if some Chinamen got offended.
 
2014-07-28 01:59:28 PM
I love Clarkson and I hope he never gets pulled from the air.

I'm offended by everyone else being so easily offended. Stop screaming that you can't control your emotions when someone else talks. It isn't my job to stop you from getting mad, it is your job to stop yourself from getting mad. Grow the hell up and realize that your problems don't matter more than anyone elses. Humans should be able to mature past this stage by about 13 years old. If you haven't, then you are the problem, not other people speaking their minds. I don't cry when you say something that gets me upset. I just realize that you are entitled to your opinions and if you chose to have one different from me that is ok. I may not like it, but I don't have to. I'll just associate with people who's opinions don't bother me. That is what being an adult is all about.

In short....GROW THE HELL UP AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY!
 
2014-07-28 01:59:59 PM
I was watching a British comedy on PBS last night. Wank was bleeped but slag was not. I really don't understand that logic.
 
2014-07-28 02:00:15 PM
The most offensive host......in the world!

*rolls eyes*

  As f*cking if the BBC is going to sack him.....I'm guessing TG brings in a wee bit of advertising revenue.....Clarkson's offensive to everybody, he's like South Park, he spreads it around....Clarkson not being offensive would be like silent bob talking; it would kind of f*ck up the schtick....
 
2014-07-28 02:00:26 PM

groppet: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

One time I was with a group of friends talking about a mining accident a friend of ours was helping to clean up. When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.


Wtf, 'slag' is derogatory?

What does it imply, and regarding whom?
 
2014-07-28 02:01:16 PM

Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?


Some people don't hate Asians and don't hang around with anyone else who does.
 
2014-07-28 02:02:48 PM
Englishmen can no longer beat kaffirs, tiddlies, pakis, etc., but they certainly can use naughty words to hurt non-pink peoples' feelings.
 
2014-07-28 02:05:44 PM
And, Dude, the preferred nomenclature is Burmese-Englander.
 
2014-07-28 02:06:06 PM
Ever wonder where the term "four letter word" came from?
 
2014-07-28 02:06:34 PM

MurphyMurphy: groppet: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

One time I was with a group of friends talking about a mining accident a friend of ours was helping to clean up. When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.

Wtf, 'slag' is derogatory?

What does it imply, and regarding whom?


The term 'oriental' is apparently derogatory and all it means is "of or from the east". So it doesn't really matter if a word means something bad, all it takes is to consistently use it as a term for someone you don't like in disparaging comments.
 
2014-07-28 02:07:20 PM

redmid17: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

I had never heard of it either, but Wikipedia has an entry for it on their list of racial slurs. That's how you know it's legit.


My exposure to it came from Don Rickles and Lenny Bruce.
 
2014-07-28 02:07:49 PM

GoldSpider: groppet: When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.

I hope you laughed at her and told your friend to break up with her because she is an idiot who can't contextualize.


Yeah they didnt last a year. I did try to be nice to her and explain what it ment , but she was not having it she had a hair up her ass and was running with it. I had never heard of the term being used as a derogatory description of women before and I had heard the term a million times growing up in my family since they were in mining and the steel industry.

Maybe Clarckston should just punch Piers Morgan again to smooth things over.
 
2014-07-28 02:08:40 PM
Apocalypse Now, 1969:

"What's in that vegetable basket? - Get out of here! Come on!"
"Get over there, goddamn it! - Chef, check that vegetable basket."
"All right. - Shut up, slope!"
"There ain't nothing in here. - What's in the boxes?"
"Look in that tin can. That rusty can. - Nothing."
_______________

"I use Wagner, it scares the hell out of the slopes."
 
2014-07-28 02:08:58 PM

cgraves67: Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?

Some people don't hate Asians and don't hang around with anyone else who does.


Add me to the list of people who have never heard the term used to describe people before today. I guess this is probably why.
 
2014-07-28 02:09:38 PM
Whoops. Apocalypse Now, 1979
 
2014-07-28 02:10:37 PM

Bane of Broone: redmid17: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

I had never heard of it either, but Wikipedia has an entry for it on their list of racial slurs. That's how you know it's legit.

My exposure to it came from Don Rickles and Lenny Bruce.


IDK, but it goes as far back as far as Korean War.
Was old and busted by Vietnam.
 
2014-07-28 02:17:38 PM

New Age Redneck: The most offensive host......in the world!

*rolls eyes*

  As f*cking if the BBC is going to sack him.....I'm guessing TG brings in a wee bit of advertising revenue.....Clarkson's offensive to everybody, he's like South Park, he spreads it around....Clarkson not being offensive would be like silent bob talking; it would kind of f*ck up the schtick....


Hell, he's the most brutal towards the British themselves.

And never mind how much time they spend portraying him as an idiot.
 
2014-07-28 02:18:19 PM

cgraves67: Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?

Some people don't hate Asians and don't hang around with anyone else who does.


You haven't see a whole lot of movies about Viet Nam, have you?  Either that or you're under 30.  Or both.
 
2014-07-28 02:20:01 PM

cgraves67: MurphyMurphy: groppet: HMS_Blinkin: Offensive words are a cultural thing.  I'm American and didn't even notice what he said (I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA).  So without being British and knowing how cringe-worthy what he said was, I can't pass judgement.

Also, as much as I love the BBC, they can be a little oversensitive at times.

One time I was with a group of friends talking about a mining accident a friend of ours was helping to clean up. When I mentioned the slag pile started an avalanche in heavy rain my friends Britsh girlfriend got very pissed ouff at me. I had no idea slag was an offesive word in commonwealth nations before, my Australian friend helped to confirm this.

Wtf, 'slag' is derogatory?

What does it imply, and regarding whom?

The term 'oriental' is apparently derogatory and all it means is "of or from the east". So it doesn't really matter if a word means something bad, all it takes is to consistently use it as a term for someone you don't like in disparaging comments.


As a Cracker-'Merican I'm offended
 
2014-07-28 02:22:33 PM

debug: cgraves67: Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?

Some people don't hate Asians and don't hang around with anyone else who does.

You haven't see a whole lot of movies about Viet Nam, have you?  Either that or you're under 30.  Or both.


Movies are always out of date, Man.
If you weren't there, you can't know.
In the "real" 'Nam, that term was dead, face down in the mud with his buddies,,
 
2014-07-28 02:25:01 PM

snocone: debug: cgraves67: Gilligann: HMS_Blinkin: I also didn't realize that "slope" was offensive until I read TFA


How does someone not know this?

Some people don't hate Asians and don't hang around with anyone else who does.

You haven't see a whole lot of movies about Viet Nam, have you?  Either that or you're under 30.  Or both.

Movies are always out of date, Man.
If you weren't there, you can't know.
In the "real" 'Nam, that term was dead, face down in the mud with his buddies,,


Which has nothing to do with the fact that it's used in almost every movie about viet nam, so anyone that's watched more than a few of them would be aware of this term.
 
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