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jerryt

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Just read in the news that you can no longer call a 'Gypsy Moth and the Gypsy Ant' by there Gypsy names as it Offends the Romanian people! WTF:eek:
 

Cougar377

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I think it’s ‘Romani’ but will stand corrected.
Correct......

CENTURION: What's this, then? 'Romanes Eunt Domus'? 'People called Romanes they go the house'?
BRIAN: It-- it says, 'Romans, go home'.
CENTURION: No, it doesn't. What's Latin for 'Roman'? Come on!
BRIAN: Aah!
CENTURION: Come on!
BRIAN: 'R-- Romanus'?
CENTURION: Goes like...?
BRIAN: 'Annus'?
CENTURION: Vocative plural of 'annus' is...?
BRIAN: Eh. 'Anni'?

CENTURION: 'Romani'
 

Malone

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Does it upset the Roma? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people

if you go to Romania you can easily recognise the Roma, they’re darker and treated as second class citizens, have difficulty getting employment , does that sound familiar? Discriminated against and can often be seen begging in extremely poor districts - my recollections are over 10 years old and so maybe out of date.
 

andyBeaker

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Does it upset the Roma? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people

if you go to Romania you can easily recognise the Roma, they’re darker and treated as second class citizens, have difficulty getting employment , does that sound familiar? Discriminated against and can often be seen begging in extremely poor districts - my recollections are over 10 years old and so maybe out of date.
It sounds very familiar.:mad:
 

Pow-Lo

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What I’d like to know is why there’s loads of them over here selling The Big Issue.
 

jerryt

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Does it upset the Roma? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people

if you go to Romania you can easily recognise the Roma, they’re darker and treated as second class citizens, have difficulty getting employment , does that sound familiar? Discriminated against and can often be seen begging in extremely poor districts - my recollections are over 10 years old and so maybe out of date.
It was like that when I used load back to the UK from there! You could tell them apart as they normally traveled on a horse and cart and the kids had home made shoes! or no shoes in some cases! I used to take a bin bag full of empty pop cans and give them to the kids to weigh-in!
 
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