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Old Jun 11th 2008, 11:43 am
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Following ITV presenter and ex-formula one driver, Martin Brundle's comments at the weekend the BBC produced this interesting article on whether the term is a racial slur or not http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7446274.stm

Personally I think that the word is not racist: it insults those of a certain lifestyle, but not those of any explicit race. I'd be interested to hear what others think.
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My sister-in-law is a Pikey.
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Following ITV presenter and ex-formula one driver, Martin Brundle's comments at the weekend the BBC produced this interesting article on whether the term is a racial slur or not http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7446274.stm

Personally I think that the word is not racist: it insults those of a certain lifestyle, but not those of any explicit race. I'd be interested to hear what others think.
I agree with you.
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I have no idea why they are pursuing this over SEVEN complaints.

I personally don’t find it offensive or racist in the context it was used.
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I know a genuine Roma Gypsy and he is also a published author on many things including the history of Roma Gypsies in the UK. He informs me that the term "pikey" is nothing to do with Roma Gypsies and is a term used to describe Irish Travellers...and who gives a **** about them anyway?

The slang BY Roma Gypsies for Irish travellers is "Didicoy's" and there was/is a fierce animosity between the two as the Roma's claim their reputation was tainted by the thieving bastard Irish PIKEYS!!!
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I think its time for this....


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Snatch, Great film
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Great film. No probs with the pikey dialogue, it was the jews at the beginning I couldnt understand.
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Great film. No probs with the pikey dialogue, it was the jews at the beginning I couldnt understand.
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I know a genuine Roma Gypsy and he is also a published author on many things including the history of Roma Gypsies in the UK. He informs me that the term "pikey" is nothing to do with Roma Gypsies and is a term used to describe Irish Travellers...and who gives a **** about them anyway?

The slang BY Roma Gypsies for Irish travellers is "Didicoy's" and there was/is a fierce animosity between the two as the Roma's claim their reputation was tainted by the thieving bastard Irish PIKEYS!!!

I always figured the IT to be a 'lost tribe' if you will of Gypsies. Are they no relation?? Reports I have seen show a similarity in appearance to Gypsies, as well as many cultural similarities.
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Typical of the liberal/pc crap that is responsible for the UK being steadily flushed down the pan.

BTW - I hate pikeys.
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Following ITV presenter and ex-formula one driver, Martin Brundle's comments at the weekend the BBC produced this interesting article on whether the term is a racial slur or not http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7446274.stm

Personally I think that the word is not racist: it insults those of a certain lifestyle, but not those of any explicit race. I'd be interested to hear what others think.

Pikeys are Irish Travellers I always thought. Had a load of them take up residence in a train station car park when I lived in Hounslow. I couldn't understand a word they said and when they left, they left 2 burnt out cars and a enough garbage to fill in Wales.

I don't think travellers in general make any particularly useful contribution to society and most travellers nowadays are middle class univeristy drop outs who live off daddy when their money from selling mushrooms runs out.
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Pikeys are Irish Travellers I always thought. Had a load of them take up residence in a train station car park when I lived in Hounslow. I couldn't understand a word they said and when they left, they left 2 burnt out cars and a enough garbage to fill in Wales.

I don't think travellers in general make any particularly useful contribution to society and most travellers nowadays are middle class univeristy drop outs who live off daddy when their money from selling mushrooms runs out.
And here's me thinking they made their money from tarmac-ing driveways........
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Pikeys are Irish Travellers I always thought. Had a load of them take up residence in a train station car park when I lived in Hounslow. I couldn't understand a word they said and when they left, they left 2 burnt out cars and a enough garbage to fill in Wales.

I don't think travellers in general make any particularly useful contribution to society and most travellers nowadays are middle class univeristy drop outs who live off daddy when their money from selling mushrooms runs out.
Thats something I never could understandwhen I lived in England, is how they got away with trespassing and dumping trash like that.
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Old Jun 12th 2008, 12:43 am
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And here's me thinking they made their money from tarmac-ing driveways........
That's here in the States.

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