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(The Scottish Sun)   Aye, the haggis is in the fire now for sure. Scots canna take anymore and panic-buy toilet paper ahead of lockdown. The jurry-rigging will make ya daft lad   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2020-09-22 5:01:49 PM  
Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish
 
2020-09-22 8:24:13 PM  

Mugato: Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish


Obligatory ginger people ain't even a race:
Reginald D Hunter compares racism in the UK to the US
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But in general, I'd suggest that ethnic/racial tropes can be categorised:

1. Harmless, like subby's headline. Scots can talk incomprehensibly, even to each other at times. But subby comes off looking worse here, because they're just displaying their ignorance of Scots dialects and vernacular. It's not ascribing any negative quality to a large group of people, and the person responsible for it actually comes off looking a bit silly at best.
2. Worn out/borderline offensive. Like France surrenders, the Irish are backwards and drunk, Brits have bad teeth and boil all their food, Poles install screen doors on submarines. There could be elements of truth at this level - British food was terrible in the post-war era while rationing was still in effect - but the basis is still some kind of implication of superiority over the targets of the barbs.
3. Flat out racism/unrestrained bigotry. All black people are stupid monkeys. All Jews are good with money, have big noses and control the media. All Muslims are paedophiles. All Mexicans are lazy.

There are probably more steps between what I've presented as 2 and 3, more levels of subtlety, but the tl;dr version is that I don't find sub's headline offensive in any way.
/And I'm wearing my Scotland hoodie that I bought in the before times, when the Six Nations was happening, and my Irish passport is doon the stairs.
//Six Nations is due to resume in October, AFAIK.
 
2020-09-22 8:44:05 PM  
can't they use their kilt to wipe their arse?
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2020-09-22 8:46:04 PM  

iron de havilland: British food was terrible in the post-war era while rationing was still in effect


Were they still rationing in 1980 when I was there?  Because the food was inedible.
 
2020-09-22 8:47:42 PM  
The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.
 
2020-09-22 8:51:28 PM  
jury-built

jerry-rigged
 
2020-09-22 8:52:25 PM  
Aye, but it's nae for stockpilin'.
'Sfer retailin'.
 
2020-09-22 8:53:14 PM  
You'd think everyone would have a good idea of how much they consume now. At the beginning I was a bit freaked out by the toilet paper hoarding because I didn't know how much I used. After a month or so I realized I didn't use too much. Has Scotland had no lockdown up to now?
 
2020-09-22 8:56:35 PM  
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2020-09-22 8:56:55 PM  
Princess Anne Tupperware party
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2020-09-22 9:00:59 PM  
Someone's gonna get kilt.
 
2020-09-22 9:06:03 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.


Scotty was Canadian.
 
2020-09-22 9:06:11 PM  
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Made from real Scots!
 
2020-09-22 9:06:34 PM  
There were 3 mentions in that article to a woman who couldn't get powdered milk for her newborn. Did they mean baby formula? You don't give a newborn (human) cow milk, even dry.
If they DO mean formula... are they insinuating there are people buying baby formula to use as powdered milk?
 
2020-09-22 9:07:12 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: can't they use their kilt to wipe their arse?
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That's what the sheep are for.
 
2020-09-22 9:13:00 PM  
At this point I'm temped to predict that almost any perceived abberation to everyday life will result in toilet paper panic.

/I'm looking at you, November US election
 
2020-09-22 9:13:19 PM  
It's nae "toilet paper" it's "big roll," ye idjit!
 
2020-09-22 9:13:46 PM  
*bog roll.

Fark autocorrect and Fark the fact that we can't edit posts!
 
2020-09-22 9:14:03 PM  

Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.


Does the name Sean Connery not ring bells with you?
 
2020-09-22 9:14:42 PM  

iron de havilland: All Jews are good with money, have big noses and control the media.


Well they kind of do. Except for the nose thing. They have Scarlett Johanson, Mila Kunis and Winona Ryder.
 
2020-09-22 9:15:31 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: iron de havilland: British food was terrible in the post-war era while rationing was still in effect

Were they still rationing in 1980 when I was there?  Because the food was inedible.


Yeah but America unleashed McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut [...] on the world.

So criticising other country's cuisines is not the best look.
 
2020-09-22 9:18:33 PM  
 
2020-09-22 9:23:31 PM  
 
2020-09-22 9:31:49 PM  
Ach, keep the heid! Dinnea ken there's plenty of wooly lamb's ear for yer arsehole.
 
2020-09-22 9:38:41 PM  

Vitamin_R: You were TELT
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There we go.

I TELT YA, DINNA I?
 
2020-09-22 9:46:27 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Vitamin_R: You were TELT
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I TELT YA, DINNA I?


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2020-09-22 9:48:08 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: iron de havilland: British food was terrible in the post-war era while rationing was still in effect

Were they still rationing in 1980 when I was there?  Because the food was inedible.


Rationing carried on for years after the war, nearly a decade, with "meat and bacon" (surely bacon would come under meat?) rationed until 1954. So rationing lasted fourteen years. A lot of people grew up under that system and never knew anything else. Those people would be parents in the eighties and pass their cooking habits on to their children.
Food in the UK had changed hugely in the last forty years. In 1980 dinner ('tea' if you were working class) would  probably be sausages, hamburgers or fish fingers with baked beans, frozen peas and chips.  British supermarkets today have a huge range of foods, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican etc, with a huge range and variety of ingredients, plus vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. My local Asda has three bays of just olive oils.
Sausages are still popular, but now they come in a wide range of choices.

So yeah, it has changed hugely since 1980. It would be just as accurate to say American food "is just cheeseburgers and TV dinners".
 
2020-09-22 9:48:08 PM  

iron de havilland: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Vitamin_R: You were TELT
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HNvWj9OP​A7k&list=LL&index=8&t=0s

There we go.

I TELT YA, DINNA I?

Hold on.

Wait a minute.

Something's not right here.

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They fixed the CSS or whatever so your handle doesn't intrude on the +smart and +funny buttons?

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No more BareFark, so one less badge.

They made that change SIMPLY to mock my layout destroying ways.
 
2020-09-22 9:51:45 PM  
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2020-09-22 9:52:30 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: iron de havilland: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Vitamin_R: You were TELT
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HNvWj9OP​A7k&list=LL&index=8&t=0s

There we go.

I TELT YA, DINNA I?

Hold on.

Wait a minute.

Something's not right here.

[Fark user image 850x57]

They fixed the CSS or whatever so your handle doesn't intrude on the +smart and +funny buttons?

[Fark user image 850x351]

No more BareFark, so one less badge.

They made that change SIMPLY to mock my layout destroying ways.


I'm filing a bug report.
 
2020-09-22 10:01:08 PM  

Mugato: Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish


Duh!

European North American Americans are at the center of all the problems of the world because of the blind allegiance to the Tyrannical Patriarchy.

Haven't you been paying attention?
 
2020-09-22 10:07:57 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Mugato: Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish

Duh!

European North American Americans are at the center of all the problems of the world because of the blind allegiance to the Tyrannical Patriarchy.

Haven't you been paying attention?


I mean, you could go and get an education and find out why that's not true, but I'm sure you'd prefer to just F5 on breitbart, clownhall, redstate, 8chan, or whichever site feeds your neuroses.
 
2020-09-22 10:12:02 PM  

Mugato: Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish


I'm not a racist but ... I've learned not to play Scrabble with a welshman. Or whatever the hell you call yourselves.
 
2020-09-22 10:16:27 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.

Scotty was Canadian.


from wikipedia
James Montgomery Doohan (/ˈduːən/; March 3, 1920 - July 20, 2005) was a Canadian actor, voice actor, author and soldier best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek.
Well holy crap I did not know he was a fellow Canuck
The future contains both the captain and chief engineer of the enterprise. We Canadians really will take over the world
/then you will all be sorry
 
2020-09-22 10:17:36 PM  
Really good book.

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2020-09-22 10:19:57 PM  

Gulper Eel: Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.

Does the name Sean Connery not ring bells with you?


Don't forget Dr. Everett Scott.

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2020-09-22 10:21:38 PM  

Mugato: Is there a reason why that headline isn't racist?

/off to have my 11th pint because I'm Welsh/Irish


Cos it's no. Isnae that clear enough?
Scunner!
 
2020-09-22 10:23:09 PM  

Huggermugger: Really good book.

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I lived through that time. It wisnae fun.
 
2020-09-22 11:24:07 PM  
Last year this time I was in Scotland for a wedding,

Spread my golden retriever's ashes at the estate they were invented at.

Learned that haggis is farking delicious.
 
2020-09-22 11:40:15 PM  

Kalyco Jack: It's nae "toilet paper" it's "big roll," ye idjit!


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2020-09-22 11:41:59 PM  

Gulper Eel: Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.

Does the name Sean Connery not ring bells with you?


James Bond? He's English!
 
2020-09-22 11:51:05 PM  
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2020-09-23 12:06:14 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Gulper Eel: Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.

Does the name Sean Connery not ring bells with you?

James Bond? He's English!


No, he was that Spanish guy in Highlander.
 
2020-09-23 12:12:43 AM  
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2020-09-23 12:39:06 AM  

Dodo David: Gulper Eel: Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.

Does the name Sean Connery not ring bells with you?

Don't forget Dr. Everett Scott.

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And Scott of the Sahara.

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2020-09-23 6:25:11 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: The only Scots I know of are

1) Scrooge MacDuck, billionaire businessman and adventurer
2) Chief Engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3) Craig Ferguson (It's a Great Day for America everybody!)

and I'm pretty sure Craig Ferguson is a fictional character. Not sure about the first two.


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Or Robbie Coltrane, Ewen McGregor or Billy Connolly.
 
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