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Black Friday ?

I see that Amazon, (and others) are advertising a political event..... 

Perhaps this is not a good time for me ( a white person ) to go shopping.  ? ? 

( humorous post, mods... not to be confused with a certain BLM poster, who has left the room(s) )

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Re: Black Friday ?

Political, Black Friday is the day after thanksgiving. Another pointless American import.
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Re: Black Friday ?

I always thought 13th day of any month that fell on a Friday was black Friday.

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@dvorak 

You never know, if and when this Covid malarky is over we''ll see Thanksgiving Day imported. Perish the thought eh, unless of course we can celebrate it with a good old British roast beef dinner.   

 


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@Minivanman wrote:

@dvorak 

... we''ll see Thanksgiving Day imported. Perish the thought eh, unless of course we can celebrate it with a good old British roast beef dinner.   

 


An American in a chat room couldn't believe we don't celebrate 4th July in the UK.  I pointed out that we were already independent and if we did celebrate 4th July we'd have to call it 'Good Riddance Day'.  I don't think he understood that either.

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How about having a 'Good Riddance Day' here if Trump gets turfed out of the White House.

That might work. 🙄


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Yep working for an American owned company, they don't get bank holidays or Boxing Day off either.

I had no idea they had July 4th and thanksgiving off until I asked.

Round my way, people are letting off fireworks. Going through some old files, I found some old photos circa 2015 when my neice was very young.

Very good photos, and I have a good camera a friend recommended me. I like taking photos and being behind the camera. Mainly as I enjoy it, I learn, and most importantly I am not in any of them.

Method in my madness, as somebody once said. 😀

Last note from me, is how long will it take for the PC Brigade to ban the word 'Black'. Looking forward to it being renamed an 'RGB' or 'HSV Friday' of (0, 0, 0).

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@Alex wrote:

Last note from me, is how long will it take for the PC Brigade to ban the word 'Black'. Looking forward to it being renamed an 'RGB' or 'HSV Friday' of (0, 0, 0).


'They' can't 'ban' words, and I doubt Amazon et al are going to rename such a big money-spinner.

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@198kHz wrote:


'They' can't 'ban' words, ...


I caN thiNk of at least oNe word that's pretty much baNNed.  Roll_eyes

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Nestlé?

Our Student Union banned it once. 

True story. 


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Some people may be cowed into avoiding certain words or phrases, but it's still voluntary.

So far, anyway.  🤔

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I didn't really go out that much, sometimes to the Student Union and most times at home.

I liked Uni, got scary when we nearly got mugged once.

Didn't happen (but was close), and being a male myself my dad always told me how to incapicate a male. Two clues there "Downstairs region", and "Nasty".

Better say no more there 😉

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I can recall getting odd looks from the SU Womens Officer when I asked why males were not being given a rape alarm with those freebie goodie bags they gave out at Freshers fair. "Go away and think about it I told her".

Well if she did she never got back to me, but rape alarms were issued towards the end of Freshers Week to all 'on request' and yes, some male students did ask for them.

 


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@198kHz 

Voluntary maybe and I share your disquiet, but you can be prosecuted under Hate speech laws in England and Wales under several statutes. Respect for others, but there is a danger that utilising certain words to effect a prosecution can be a real can of worms.

You might have come across this case in Canada recently where a Jordan Peterson publically criticized an Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code which was to introduce "gender identity and expression" as a prohibited grounds of discrimination.

Different colour, same box of crayons. 

PS. Don't know if the Act got passed, but it certainly made Peterson famous.

 


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Never had that problem @Minivanman 

Mind you if the female cast of Hollyoaks want to come over to mine, they're welcome.

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