From: John Woodgate
Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 07:24:54 +0000
Organization: JMWA Electronics Consultancy
Reply-To: John Woodgate
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 08:30:46 +0000 (UTC)
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I read in sci.electronics.design that Spehro Pefhany
wrote (in ) about 'The need for a well rounded education', on Fri, 20 Dec 2002:
>On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 10:25:55 +1100, the renowned "Trevor Wilson"
>>> (Well, he shouldn't post about 'bloody Poms!)
>Because it's a derogatory racist term, with an offensive
>intensifier, and there is no place for that here.
>I don't think it should be any more acceptable because it's
>aimed at "Poms" rather than at another minority.
The British are, ex officio, not a minority; there is no particular
merit in mere numbers.(;-)
When a f******g Aussie uses the words 'bloody Pom', they are of the
nature of a term of endearment and should not be taken too seriously.
But it's nice to see a Jonathan springing to the defence of the Limeys.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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