Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:11 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:33 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:33 am
Posts: 2923
Location: daaan saaaf
There's nothing at all wrong with laughing at Jim Davidson, but I draw the line at laughing at his jokes. :P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:17 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Posts: 3093
Location: Runcorn, cheshire.
A man goes to a party with an english man, scotsman, irish man, polish man, german, chinese man, nigerian, and a indian.
The door man says you lot can't come in.
Why not they ask ?
Well i can't let you in without a thai.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:51 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
videojetman wrote:
Well i can't let you in without a thai.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:12 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 3499
Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Racist jokes can be funny aslong as you remember its a joke. If you censored all joke for fear of offending some one all we would have left is christmas cracker jokes. Oh and I apologise to all non christians that dont have crimbo crackers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:36 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
Its because of people who don't see the funny side of jokes these days
and being in the EU that has ruined it for many UK holiday makers who
visit local places like Skegness or Yarmouth! You see all funny but rude
postcards are banned from sales from every gift shop, If you see these
cards still forsale they are illegal but who gives a shit anyway.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:26 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16933
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Try a similar discussion about the 'N' word with very tough kids in a history lesson. Often despite their issues and youth they grasp the complexities of the history of the adoption and derogatory usage of words and their etymologies, leading to a greater respect for their taboo status, therefore lessening usage in and out of the classroom when not solely amongst their social group.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:40 pm 
rBoTM Winner
rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Posts: 3104
Location: Mansfield Woodhouse, Nott's.
Everyone knows about the Dambusters! You know the film in which a dozen or so Lanc's
flew to Germany to blow up Dam's, Well the Commander was Guy Gibson and his dog was called
'Nigger' and when the Dam's where breached the code name was 'Nigger' too.

Stephen Fry and Peter Jackson have been making a new Dambusters film they are making
the film as authentic as possible but they have hit a problem! In this new film the EU have
told them they are not allowed to call the dog 'Nigger' and are not allowed have to code name
'nigger' for when the Dam's were breached.

Stephen & Peter told them this film is not about racism but history and told the EU he will use
that name, the EU said if you do, the film will be banned from viewing.

On the other end of the stick about Schools! Ask yourself why there is no Blackboard :facepalm:

Also Gollywogs figures/pins were banned because they was black but now back in production but they are now blue :roll:

Just when will it end! NEVER and can only get worse.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:53 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16933
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Urban myths re 'black' prefix a la blackboard, chalk board etc. I remember the so called loony left trying this in Camden and Brent way back but generally common sense has prevailed.

As far as I am aware, context of language is more important with he majority of words such as black. When paired with an insult it takes on a different racial meaning rather than describing the colour of an object such as a board.

Feel free to argue otherwise.

On the original joke, I would say racist. ...........but funny, despite the racial stereotyping being relied upon to bolster the punchline.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:30 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:19 pm
Posts: 3093
Location: Runcorn, cheshire.
^^^^^^^^^^^
It can't be racist & funny.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Funnyish joke...lol
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:38 pm 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 16933
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Why not? Given the historical stereotyping and seen in that context, it doesn't change the structure/nature of the joke. Lots of people found the black and white minstrel show or al Jolson entertaining or freak shows for that matter. Doesn't make them correct by current societal standards.

Not a joke I would ever tell these days but when I was at school as a pupil in the 70s I would suggest it wouldn't be considered offensive at all.

Edit: hence no repeats of the extremely popular 'Love Thy Neighbour' sit com.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: al-onestare, old_coyote_pedaller and 34 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group