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act1980 Feb 28th 2009 11:24 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 7333021)
The difference is that a blonde joke typically contains a punch line that depends on knowing that blondes are stupid, arguably that's demeaning to blondes but the point is the punch line. There's no joke in the link posted, it's just insult, hate speech if you will. There's no word for blondes that's specifically insulting in the same way as "fag", "nigger" or "paki" is insulting to the target and that's why blonde jokes can be used in Canada while homophobic or racist terms cannot.

Mind, I put this more succintly upthread.


Originally Posted by JonboyE (Post 7333064)
First off, a joke needs to be funny.

Would I laugh at a joke about a woman? Of course, if it was funny. Would I laugh at joke about a woman where the woman was only referred to in derogatory terms like bitch or slag? No.

Well it was just a joke!! I thought it was funny, I think people just need to lightne up. I have been called worse but hey ho!!:)

AndyBCbound Feb 28th 2009 11:27 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by act1980 (Post 7333154)
Well it was just a joke!! I thought it was funny, I think people just need to lightne up. I have been called worse but hey ho!!:)

Hear, hear, it was just a bit of Friday afternoon humour to make people chuckle after a long week at work, you know the Friday feeling.......

act1980 Feb 28th 2009 11:28 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by AndyBCbound (Post 7333162)
Hear, hear, it was just a bit of Friday afternoon humour to make people chuckle after a long week at work, you know the Friday feeling.......

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Jo.Ru_onway Feb 28th 2009 11:31 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
Is it a good idea to get married to anyone from Ontario whatever sex :rofl::rofl::rofl:

PeterF Feb 28th 2009 11:33 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by JonboyE (Post 7332366)
It is only funny, well mildly amusing at best, if you think it is OK to call a homosexual man a fag. Would you call him that to his face?

And, before you all jump on the "PC gawn mad" bandwagon, there is a difference between being PC and treating people with a modicum of decency and respect.

As far as I am concerned, anyone who thinks this sort of "humour" is funny is a bit of a ****.


I think you need a sense of humour transplant as obviously you have none.

The joke is, its a play on words, a fag in the US is a homosexual, a fag in the UK is a cigarette, funny, see, gettit.... ?? obviously not.. (not gay are you?.. probably not as a someone gay would also see the funny side)..

Fag in the US is a term for being gay, a queer, limp wristed.. why would a gay person be offended for being called ... erm... gay ??

I can honestly say mate, you have a problem.

Jo.Ru_onway Feb 28th 2009 11:49 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
And when was the last time you read the bible redwing ? :rofl:

sheera67 Feb 28th 2009 11:51 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by Jo.Ru_onway (Post 7333178)
Is it a good idea to get married to anyone from Ontario whatever sex :rofl::rofl::rofl:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Redwingy2k Feb 28th 2009 11:55 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
Does Sunday school count? :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Jo.Ru_onway Feb 28th 2009 11:58 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
Can you remember that far back :D:D

AndyBCbound Feb 28th 2009 11:59 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
Yep, Sunday school counts!!!:thumbsup:

macadian Feb 28th 2009 11:59 pm

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by Jo.Ru_onway (Post 7333232)
Can you remember that far back :D:D

Na...I got lost after 'Ba Ba black sheep'......:cool:

AndyBCbound Mar 1st 2009 12:02 am

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
That should be ba ba coloured sheep, surely:confused:

Jo.Ru_onway Mar 1st 2009 12:04 am

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
Or ba ba sheepess ?:rofl:

macadian Mar 1st 2009 12:09 am

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 

Originally Posted by Jo.Ru_onway (Post 7333249)
Or ba ba sheepess ?:rofl:

or somewhat nondescript sheep explained to the children by teacher on the black (sorry) chalk (of no particular colour) board?....:unsure:

Jo.Ru_onway Mar 1st 2009 12:11 am

Re: For al those thinking of going to Ontario!
 
And what are we to call a gay sheep i wonder ? wellington ! :rofl:


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