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Old Jul 23rd 2010, 12:44 am
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cost me about 1000 quit to put my rhd car on dago plates about 11 years ago so i would check that advice
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Old Jul 23rd 2010, 8:43 am
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cost me about 1000 quit to put my rhd car on dago plates about 11 years ago so i would check that advice
I thought the word dago has been declared no-go, along with wog, wop, nigger, etc?
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I thought the word dago has been declared no-go, along with wog, wop, nigger, etc?
I reported that offensive post at about 0700 - disappointed that nothing's been done.
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I reported that offensive post at about 0700 - disappointed that nothing's been done.
I have no idea what that word means and would rather not know
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I have no idea what that word means and would rather not know
It is someone of Spanish origins, I alway thought it described what you did, as in day-go to school, ie pupil.

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Originally Posted by cricketman
I have no idea what that word means and would rather not know
Don't read this then:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dago

da·go also Da·go (dg)
n. pl. da·gos also Da·gos or da·goes also Da·goes Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for an Italian, Spaniard, or Portuguese.
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http://http://www.yourdictionary.com/dago

dago (dā′gō)
noun pl. dagos -·gos or dagoes -·goes
SLANG a person, often dark-skinned, of Spanish, Portuguese, or, now esp., Italian descent: a term of hostility and contempt
It has no place on a Spanish expats' forum. If it does, I don't.
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Originally Posted by jimenato
Don't read this then:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dago



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http://http://www.yourdictionary.com/dago


It has no place on a Spanish expats' forum. If it does, I don't.
the Italians I knew were referred to as WOPS, Dago seem to be used for Spanish and maybe Portugese.
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I don't know if I'm right or wrong on this, but maybe it doesn't do any harm to be reminded occasionally that life isn't all bonhomie and we will at times come across arseholes, not a nice word either, of any nationality.

My Spanish bank manager and personal friend often calls me a guiri and I remind him that his father used to ride around on a donkey, but neither of us are offended. Banning words in a sensible discussion is a slippery slope.
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I don't know if I'm right or wrong on this, but maybe it doesn't do any harm to be reminded occasionally that life isn't all bonhomie and we will at times come across arseholes, not a nice word either, of any nationality.

My Spanish bank manager and personal friend often calls me a guiri and I remind him that his father used to ride around on a donkey, but neither of us are offended. Banning words in a sensible discussion is a slippery slope.
Exactly, no need to ban bad or racist words, it just helps us form an opinion on those people who use them
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Exactly, no need to ban bad or racist words, it just helps us form an opinion on those people who use them
an English/Spanish language forum I use doesn't let 'the French Connection word' through the sweary filter

but the Spanish equivalent is allowed
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Originally Posted by lynnxa
an English/Spanish language forum I use doesn't let 'the French Connection word' through the sweary filter

but the Spanish equivalent is allowed
Yeah, but its not really equivalent. How bad a Spanish swearword is completely depends on context. You may hear a Spanish mum use the c word at the school gates in a conversation and noone really minds as long as it is made in a jokey way.

However, shout the same word out of the car window when driving and someone is likely to get out their car and hit you!

Oh and there are no words banned on Spanish TV anyway, you can hear swearwords all day and noone really has a problem with it

The whole practive of banning things is a bit of UK and US thing. You can see topless women in adverts on TV and people think it is just natural and not sexual
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Originally Posted by cricketman
Yeah, but its not really equivalent. How bad a Spanish swearword is completely depends on context. You may hear a Spanish mum use the c word at the school gates in a conversation and noone really minds as long as it is made in a jokey way.

However, shout the same word out of the car window when driving and someone is likely to get out their car and hit you!

Oh and there are no words banned on Spanish TV anyway, you can hear swearwords all day and noone really has a problem with it

The whole practive of banning things is a bit of UK and US thing. You can see topless women in adverts on TV and people think it is just natural and not sexual
I know - maybe I should have said Spanish translation

it's really hard to explain to English people that the c word & the f word just aren't considered offensive

well, maybe not hard to explain - just to convince them
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Originally Posted by JLFS
the Italians I knew were referred to as WOPS, Dago seem to be used for Spanish and maybe Portugese.
I thought Wop was a shortened version of Western Oriental Gentleman/Person and was used in WW II to refer to Egyptians.
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I thought Wop was a shortened version of Western Oriental Gentleman/Person and was used in WW II to refer to Egyptians.
That is correct oubout what WOG means, but the Italians in the UK were quite often referred to as WOPS, and the Spanish as DAGOS, of course it would not happen nowadays.
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I thought Wop was a shortened version of Western Oriental Gentleman/Person and was used in WW II to refer to Egyptians.
I always thought Egypt was north Africa not the western orient, no wonder it taken so long to beat the krauts in WWII ...oops
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