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#152717 - 08/14/08 08:35 PM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: USA1273]  
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I have been working or sailing with Kiwis and Aussies for nearly 15 years now and I realized it is just though love gotten out of hand. Some of the stuff that has been done to individuals on the crews I have raced with would make most people leave the team...

I had this video pointed out to my by one of the Kiwis and it explains a lot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unkIVvjZc9Y

Not for the weak or without sense of humour.


So HTFU!!!

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#152718 - 08/14/08 09:59 PM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: taipanfc]  
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Eh. lacks a few brain cells. But to each his own.
For some real rant humor, try Dennis Leary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDzxAPtNXrQ&feature=related


Race cheap, race faster, Damnit!

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#152719 - 08/15/08 12:06 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: FasterDamnit]  
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I would say "seppo" is derogatory, but allowing for not all who use the term knows the origins and the difference in culture, I would not care much about it. There are all kinds of stuff like that being said about both neighbouring countries and countries overseas.

So what do the dutch call norwegians, and why should I care?

#152720 - 08/15/08 12:12 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: Rolf_Nilsen]  
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Got it - HTFU. Check. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


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#152721 - 08/15/08 01:00 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: John Williams]  
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Got it - HTFU. Check. <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


Don't tell me that I stumbled onto catamaran anarchy.

We'll have to start swearing at each other, and have different themes for certain days of the week...uuuummm, tomorrow's Frday guys... <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

JW, For a more meaningful discussion on the use of the word word I think you should really post the question to Sailing Anarchy...simply because of the fact that using that word is not a catamaran specific issue.
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#152722 - 08/15/08 06:03 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: John Williams]  
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Seppo's, Pommies, Kiwi's, Krauts, Tommies, Yanks, Cannucks, Frogs, Yvan's, Hadji's, Wetback, Redneck, Cheesehead, etc

I think we are all pretty guilty of using our own versions of slang in and out of official publications. A bit weird for a Yank to take offense to being replied to in kind. If we are all denoted by slang names then no-one then we are either all offended or no-one is.

Wouter


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#152723 - 08/15/08 06:19 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: Wouter]  
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Seppo's, Pommies, Kiwi's, Krauts, Tommies, Yanks, Cannucks, Frogs, Yvan's, Hadji's, Wetback, Redneck, Cheesehead, etc

I think we are all pretty guilty of using our own versions of slang in and out of official publications.


Personally this does not bother me and I feel we have gone way to far trying to be PC, but I did find it amusing that this same group recently caught all kinds of flack for publishing a picture of a womens leaner team and used the term rail meat in the article. To me that was a lot more generic/common term and not of an offensive derivation, but becuase there was a woman in the pic all hell broke loose. You think they would have learned something <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

#152724 - 08/15/08 06:33 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: Matt M]  
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OMG, just because the picture had a woman and she was refered to as "rail meat" along with the men there was a drama, ah geeze?! I'm with Matt, we take ourselves far too seriously.


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#152725 - 08/15/08 06:54 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: Wouter]  
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There will always be someone take offense to a slang comment. I think it is more offensive if directed at an individual rather than a group. It happens everywhere regardless of harmless the intent.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7555728.stm

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#152726 - 08/15/08 10:46 AM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: Cheshirecatman]  
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I kinda like being a "Seppo". It makes me sound like a lost Marx Brother! <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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#152727 - 08/15/08 06:41 PM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: IndyWave]  
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After going thru this thread, "Seppo" isn't sounding all that bad afterall. John, you've made your bones-this may have been a compliment!


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#152728 - 08/15/08 06:47 PM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: gregP19]  
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We should all put "seppo" on the foot of our mainsails.

#152729 - 08/15/08 07:37 PM Re: I hate to sound sensitive, but... [Re: arbo06]  
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I was trying to come up with a good boat name using "seppo".
Then I watched the HTFU video and now I want that on my boat too!

I think I'll start yelling HTFU on the start line, instead of "up up up."


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