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  • Isn't Limey a derogatory term?

    What gives with the Limey lounge then?

  • #2
    the offensiveness of the term is really up to the brits. if it offends them, it offends them.


    the term is not used to describe skin color being like white limestone. common misconception.

    the term is used to refer to the lime flavored grog british sailors used to drink. grog is a diluted form of alcohol. it's used to keep drinking water from developing bacteria and algae on long sailing voyages.


    you learn something every day.

    if you ever need to know anything about anything ever again, just ask. i'm a gifted researcher. strong hands.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by New England View Post
      the offensiveness of the term is really up to the brits. if it offends them, it offends them.


      the term is not used to describe skin color being like white limestone. common misconception.

      the term is used to refer to the lime flavored grog british sailors used to drink. grog is a diluted form of alcohol. it's used to keep drinking water from developing bacteria and algae on long sailing voyages.


      you learn something every day.

      if you ever need to know anything about anything ever again, just ask. i'm a gifted researcher. strong hands.
      The vitamin C in limes was helpful in preventing scurvy, which was one of the main reasons for sailors using it.

      Richie Rich. Limey isnt offensive really. Its no different to calling you a yank, a German a 'kraut' or a Frenchman a '****'.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom Cruise View Post
        The vitamin C in limes was helpful in preventing scurvy, which was one of the main reasons for sailors using it.

        Richie Rich. Limey isnt offensive really. Its no different to calling you a yank, a German a 'kraut' or a Frenchman a '****'.
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        • #5
          So where are you "limeys" from? where ya'll at??

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          • #6
            Thank you Tom for not letting some tart make everything about race. People get shut down and they want to start saying something is racial. That's the real injustice. If you google "Limey" it literally says, "A British person". No one here is looking to get along, yet they all want to b*tch about all of the problems in the world. They're happier being unhappy : )

            Richie Rich. Limey isnt offensive really. Its no different to calling you a yank, a German a 'kraut' or a Frenchman a '****'.[/QUOTE]

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Travycat View Post
              Thank you Tom for not letting some tart make everything about race. People get shut down and they want to start saying something is racial. That's the real injustice. If you google "Limey" it literally says, "A British person". No one here is looking to get along, yet they all want to b*tch about all of the problems in the world. They're happier being unhappy : )

              Richie Rich. Limey isnt offensive really. Its no different to calling you a yank, a German a 'kraut' or a Frenchman a '****'.
              [/QUOTE]

              hahaha........

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              • #8
                Anyone care......?

                No thought not.

                Delete this thread, and while you're at it delete 99% of the garbage that's been posted in the lounge the last year or two.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Naps View Post
                  Anyone care......?

                  No thought not.

                  Delete this thread, and while you're at it delete 99% of the garbage that's been posted in the lounge the last year or two.
                  come again limey???????????????

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                  • #10
                    is the term limeboy derogitory to a britt?

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