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  1. My old mum was born where he's from (although she's lived in Southampton most of her life) and had a stroke before lockdown. I mentioned that she'd been unwell and obviously the rest (except the stroke) and he sent a lovely twitter message to her. Such a lovely fella. Absolutely one of a kind.
  2. He truly is a legend......and a bloody nice bloke too.
  3. Great result today. I think it's great that Ralph played a more senior team than I expected.
  4. Kaffer is definitely a word they used (although it just means unbeliever in Arabic) but they also used words like "sambo" (which my 95 year old grandfather was in the habit of calling me...he was 95 after all) and "coloureds". They used a lot of terms to describe the locals but yeah that was the most common but when they said "coloureds" they usually meant mixed-raced people, kaffer was more used as slang.
  5. That article was on the money but it reminded me of going to Graceland and hearing Elvis refer to the guy that sang "(your love is) lifting me higher" as the "coloured Elvis"....it was a bit awkward listening to it then but yeah, as I said, it was a classification and something someone like him should have known about.
  6. As I say above. one's been used to degrade a people...i.e."no coloureds" which was a sign often used in South Africa and people of colour hasn't got that historic connotation. It's "clean" of such historic negative use.
  7. Certainly was a poor choice as "coloured" is a classification made up by eugenicists and such. But perhaps an apology would have sufficed and he wouldn't have had to fall on his sword. It's not like he repeatedly did it.
  8. Apartheid South Africa never referred to anyone as "people of colour".....they were quite partial to the term "coloured" though.
  9. This is brilliant I never knew the hamburglar was an antifa operative! https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/09/trump-voter-hotline-inundated-by-prank-calls
  10. I thought we'd all established that long ago.
  11. If he didn't go out of his way at every opportunity to avoid blaming far right groups and kept blaming antifa then you may have a point but the link is obvious.
  12. Except the backing of far right groups from both or Trump's father's membership of the KKK. The comparisons are perfectly reasonable.
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