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Re: You just got to love England

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Post by OneGun » Sun May 05, 2019 12:45 pm

Jim Beaux wrote:
Thu May 10, 2012 4:58 pm
Political Correctness is nothing more than oppression.
PC stifles freedom of speech, freedom of expression, in other words individualism! It stifles faith, creativity, etc.

People need to grow-up and stop being fragile buttercups.
Annoy a Liberal, GET A JOB!

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Re: You just got to love England

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Post by WildBill » Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 pm

Noggin wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:52 am
WildBill wrote:
Wed May 09, 2012 6:52 pm
philip964 wrote:Story refers to the men as Asian. I guess Pakistan is in Asia.
Although we Americans don't normally think of India or Pakistan as Asia, it is.

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia.
It is perhaps worth mentioning that when people in the UK talk about "Asians" they mostly mean people from Pakistan, India or Bangladesh etc. Brits are not likely to refer to people from the Western Pacific Rim as "Asians" They will generally refer to them either "Oriental" or Chinese/Japanese even if they are actually from Korea or Viet Nam etc.

Even on official government forms when checking the box to indicate race, there will be box for "Asian" and another one for "Chinese". As a Brit it took me a while to adjust to the American idea of calling people from Japan and China "Asian"

I guess the reasons for this are fairly simple. Even 25 years ago there were many more Indians and Pakistanis in the UK (more than a million) than Chinese (most of those from Hong Kong) who numbered a few hundred thousand.
I don't know why, but in the US the use of "Oriental" for Asians is frowned upon. For some reason it's not politically correct.
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Re: You just got to love England

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Post by Noggin » Mon May 06, 2019 8:47 pm

WildBill wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Noggin wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:52 am
WildBill wrote:
Wed May 09, 2012 6:52 pm
philip964 wrote:Story refers to the men as Asian. I guess Pakistan is in Asia.
Although we Americans don't normally think of India or Pakistan as Asia, it is.

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia.
It is perhaps worth mentioning that when people in the UK talk about "Asians" they mostly mean people from Pakistan, India or Bangladesh etc. Brits are not likely to refer to people from the Western Pacific Rim as "Asians" They will generally refer to them either "Oriental" or Chinese/Japanese even if they are actually from Korea or Viet Nam etc.

Even on official government forms when checking the box to indicate race, there will be box for "Asian" and another one for "Chinese". As a Brit it took me a while to adjust to the American idea of calling people from Japan and China "Asian"

I guess the reasons for this are fairly simple. Even 25 years ago there were many more Indians and Pakistanis in the UK (more than a million) than Chinese (most of those from Hong Kong) who numbered a few hundred thousand.
I don't know why, but in the US the use of "Oriental" for Asians is frowned upon. For some reason it's not politically correct.
Yes I heard someone on TV over here, say something about that but without an explanation as to why.
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Re: You just got to love England

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Post by G26ster » Wed May 08, 2019 10:32 am

Simple explanation as it puzzled me too. Oriental = Things, Asian = People. That's the current PC def.

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