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 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Why are butlers in American movies usually British?

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 10:07 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,302


Wait, wasn't Geoffrey in Fresh prince of Bel Air black? Yes, and British. That's why I mentioned him. There's an interesting dynamic here, in that a black butler from the American deep south would have been viewed as a terrible racist stereotype, but a black butler from England is ok because - some...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Why are butlers in American movies usually British?

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 7:21 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,302


Yep. The Scouse accent. Birmingham also has an accent. And there’s the “Estuary English” of London. And the accent of Bristol. And the accent of southwest England (Didja zee the vox? For Did you see the fox?) It's more complicated than that. You basically need a grid with geographical location on o...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Non-Sexual Touch Questions from NT Boyfriend

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 241


This is tricky, as I feel the questions really need to be answered by the individual involved (i.e. the OP) rather than all of us, but I will try my best. 1). It is nice that you like to look at me, but if you over-do it I start to feel like an exhibit in a museum, or a piece of meat on a butcher's ...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Why are butlers in American movies usually British?

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 6:41 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,302


It's just that even if you use positive or harmless stereotypes for black people it's still racist. If movies used a black person to be a snobby rich butler, it would be controversial, even though being rich is a good thing and the butler is being paid, it would still be controversially viewed as s...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Make a Sentence

 Post subject: Re: Make a Sentence
Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 5,433
Views: 31,718


auntblabby wrote:
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buy low and sell top end, rookie

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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Anti-vaxers: "We will find you"

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 6:10 pm 

Replies: 213
Views: 3,901


They will find me?

Yeah ok, bring it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly Diagnosed, friends don't believe me

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 5:34 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 883


I think a lot of people just don't like change. They were happy with how things were. Suddenly it turns out you're maybe somehow slightly different to how they thought, and they might have to put some effort into understanding that. It's a shock. Natural first reaction is, "Are you sure?"....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are we exploitable? Maybe it's just me.

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 575


I find it very hard to understand when people are "acting in layers". That's the best way I can describe it. The most common description for AS is that we don't understand things like sarcasm or irony. But I get those, fine. What I don't get is people saying one thing when they genuinely m...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Why are butlers in American movies usually British?

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,302


We're particularly good at very polite obedience, with a generous side helping of malicious compliance.

Have you seen Yes, Minister?

Yes Minister - Foreign Policy

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Nobody can say any word with e in it.

Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 5:39 pm 

Replies: 2,437
Views: 118,996


equestriatola wrote:
You got any good cola drinks?

No, only drinks containing alcohol I'm afraid, sorry!

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Texas: America’s Iran

 Post subject: Re: Texas: America’s Iran
Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 121
Views: 2,086


You don't have church control of the state, and you don't have an authoritarian government acting in partnership with private industry to oppress you... There's plenty of evidence for the former, though it's that very weird American white middle class male-dominated moralising Christianity that's a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does systemic racism against blacks even exist anymore?

Posted: 21 Aug 2021, 9:45 pm 

Replies: 334
Views: 7,999


If you look poor you are not welcome in sheik Beverly Hills shops. Arab owned, are they? Or did you mean chic, which is French? Native English words are hard enough to spell, give the poor man a break. We knew what he meant. :P Given this whole discussion is about race and ethnicity, I thought it w...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Does systemic racism against blacks even exist anymore?

Posted: 21 Aug 2021, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 334
Views: 7,999


ASPartOfMe wrote:
If you look poor you are not welcome in sheik Beverly Hills shops.

Arab owned, are they?

Or did you mean chic, which is French?

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Being mindful of our specific news sources.

Posted: 21 Aug 2021, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 179
Views: 3,031


The biggest problem I have with Amerian style progressiveness is their penchant for the woke culture. All my life I have been on the receiving end of sanctimonious, self-righteous virtue signallers who like to pee on others. Sanctimony is addictive, and some on the left are big time junkies. 8O The...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Can atheism produce a viable and flourishing society

Posted: 20 Aug 2021, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,953


Only once has a society put atheism at the front of society. Albania, between 1967-1990, under the communist rule of Enver Hoxha, completely banned religion in accordance with a very rigid form of communism. This was, to date, the only officially atheist state (as opposed to a secular one). Human r...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 'It is clear' the American public has 'turned on Joe Biden'

Posted: 20 Aug 2021, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 745


Do the Democrats believe in capitalism? Or are they more inclined to embrace socialism? The Democrats have never had an anti-capitalist agenda. There is, however, more effort made to balance out the inherent top-heaviness of capitalism, and the areas of life that capitalism simply doesn't handle ve...
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