Darkies, Pakies, Pikeys and the thin skinned to lose an ally?

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  1. My attention grabbing header aside, I say good riddance. On the whole it was just a money spinner for people who don't deserve it.

    Equality and Human Rights Commission 'should be cut' - Telegraph


     
  2. Paki doesnt have a E in..its Pakis or Pakiz.
     
  3. It's in Lallans, which doesn't have spelling nazis.


    Luckily for me.
     
  4. This stupid and expensive quango should be axed together with many more equally stupid and expensive quangos.

    Headline on today's Daily Express says this quango is for the chop.
     
  5. One of many waste of space qangos that are there to give high paying positions of influence to Labour luvvies who are totally incapable of earning a penny in the private sector.

    Scrap the CRE forthwith and take the axe to other qangos as well.

    Hard-working taxpayers have subsidised socialist(and in some cases anti-British communist) wasters for far too long.
     
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  6. Its actually Pakistanis in this PC world.
     
  7. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Remember the much trumpeted Bonfire of the Quangos that the ConDems spouted about? According to the S. Times yesterday salaries for Quango officers have shot up under Call-Me-Dave. Scrap the lot would get my vote, unelected tosspots.

    One hates to be pedantic, but the remit of the H&ERC is Creating a Fairer Britain. So I doubt they give a toss about Pakistanis. But if it lets you say Pakis in school? Tee Hee. What larks, eh?
     
  8. That often makes me wonder why this should be regarded as offensive.

    After all, we talk about the Kazakh people, living in Kazakhstan, Tadzhik's from Tadzhiksistan, etc.

    I'm led to believe that the "Stan" part just means "Land of" and therefore that Pak/is would be be correct usage for describing those people from Pakistan.

    Just musing y'understand
     
  9. Why? Sapper nail ya burd?
     
  10. A mate of mine, who happens to be of the brown-skinned Allah bothering persuasion, signed off his last e-mail to me with "ur paki friend". I'm more offended by his piss-poor grammar and spelling than by his use of the word 'Paki' to describe himself. He knows that 'Paki' is nothing more than a contraction of 'Pakistani'.
     
  11. I too wonder why it is offensive. As you so rightly say Paki should be the correct usage. After all, Afghans prefer to be called Afghans, rather then Afghanistan or Afghani (as that is their currency and no ****** wants to be named after a shite currency), British people are called Brits so it goes that people from Pakistan are Pakis. However, people of Islam are easily offended...look how upset they were when Apple put a cube shop in New York and now they are upset about MECCA bingo. I just wonder if they are permanently on the blob.
     
  12. A report suggesting an action is quite different from that action being taken.
     
  13. On a side note,the origins of the name Pakistan is QI.
    From Wikipedia........
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    Pakistan:
    The Cambridge student and Muslim nationalist Choudhary Rahmat Ali coined this name. He devised the word and first published it on 28 January 1933 in the pamphlet "Now or Never". He constructed the name as an acronym of the different states/homelands/regions, which broke down into: P=Punjab, A=Afghania (Ali's preferred name for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), K=Kashmir, S=Sindh and the suffix -stan from Balochistan, thus forming "Pakstan". An "i" intruded later to ease pronunciation. The suffix -stan in Persian means "home of" and in Sanskrit means "place". Rahmat Ali later expanded upon this in his 1947 book Pakistan: the Fatherland of the Pak Nation. In that book he explains the acronym as follows: P=Punjab, A=Afghania, K=Kashmir, I=Indus Valley, S=Sindh, T=Turkharistan (roughly the modern central-Asian states), A=Afghanistan and N=BalochistaN. The Persian word پاک pāk, which means "pure", adds another shade of meaning, with the full name thus meaning "land of the pure". Many Central and South Asian states and regions end with the element -Stan, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Baluchistan, Kurdistan and Turkistan. This Stan is formed from the Iranian root *STA "to stand, stay," and means "place (where one stays), home, country." Use of the name gradually spread during the successful campaign for the seccesion of a Muslim state from British India Empire.
     
  14. Today bingo tomorrow a fatwah on Meccano.