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Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 12:20 AM
HI this thread is for ginger people. Wanna be ginger people can talk to. Im just wondering does any one eles get picked on for having ginger hair

-=ReApEr=-
05-26-2003, 12:25 AM
Originally posted by Captain Wilson
HI this thread is for ginger people. Wanna be ginger people can talk to. Im just wondering does any one eles get picked on for having ginger hair

Mmm, please explain a bit more. I didn't even know ginger people got picked on. :confused:

Sam Fisher
05-26-2003, 12:26 AM
Huh? What do you mean?

Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 12:34 AM
Do you know any victumised ginger people??? We the ginger folk of life are the butt of many a joke and jeer. It is not so bad for me as i have worn many of the old jokes thin so people become bored and leave me alone, but many are picked on for the colour of there hair. And so all ginger people should rise up and spray everyones hair ginger !!!

Sam Fisher
05-26-2003, 12:35 AM
Still, WTF is the point of this thread?

Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 12:37 AM
I just wanted to meet some more ginger people *runs off crying*

Darth Groovy
05-26-2003, 12:38 AM
I take it "ginger" meaning red hair?

You have to clearify these things for us non Europeans.:(

Toonces
05-26-2003, 12:39 AM
Are you talking about Red Heads?

Man, if you are, I don't know what your beef is. I love Red Heads, especially the women :D

Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 12:40 AM
Sorry mr president of the swamp

Welcome to the thread for pepole with with red\orange\ginger hair

Sam Fisher
05-26-2003, 12:41 AM
Sorry about that, I just didn't know what you were talking about.

Boba Rhett
05-26-2003, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by Toonces
I love Red Heads, especially the women :D



*High fives Toonces*



Booyeah.

Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 12:43 AM
It must be an Uk thing then. Damm of all the countrys i had to chosses to live i choesse one that picked on my hair

StormHammer
05-26-2003, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by Captain Wilson
It must be an Uk thing then. Damm of all the countrys i had to chosses to live i choesse one that picked on my hair

It's not the country that picks on you, but individuals...and in my view, those individuals are mentally incapacitated for cajoling people over such an insignificant thing as their hair colour.

Life is what you make it...not what other people try to foist on you.

I'm auburn. Who really cares? If someone has a problem with my hair colour...then they have a problem, not me. :p

Captain Wilson
05-26-2003, 01:04 AM
wow something deep and meaningfull about hair colour. Are you a philsopher by any chance....???

-=ReApEr=-
05-26-2003, 01:04 AM
Ah, i get you now, I personally have no problem with red hair. Only a few people do. ;)

Darth Eggplant
05-26-2003, 07:30 PM
I've never hear anyone use the term Ginger
you carrot top freak:D

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 08:13 PM
Ok red hair = viking blood (you know what i mean jais!)

dont mess with red heads their temper is WILD!!!!!

toughest buggers ever....

count me in as an honourary ginge, they get more sh!t than black guys.

•-BLaCKouT-•
05-26-2003, 08:39 PM
Will folk get offended if I do a ginger-joke that was originally in Viz? (You Brits should know what Viz is like :p) It's not too offensive language-wise, but if there's anyone here who'll be genuinely offended by 'gingerist' comments, then I won't.

Personally, I think 'ginger' people are alright I suppose :p Seriously, my three best mates are ginger, and so is my mother, so yeah. I'm not though.

B.

PS. I can 'spoiler' the jokes if that's agreeable?

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 08:57 PM
I for one will be offended, its the same as saying is it ok to make a ****** joke:mad:

•-BLaCKouT-•
05-26-2003, 08:59 PM
...okay. Fair enough.

I don't think it's quite the same but I'll respect your opinion.
Oh, and the term 'racist' joke would have sufficed I think.

B.

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:02 PM
well being as i'm jamaican born....:rolleyes:

C'jais
05-26-2003, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
Ok red hair = viking blood (you know what i mean jais!)

dont mess with red heads their temper is WILD!!!!!

RAAAAWR!!!

For ODIN!!! Bemand stillingerne! Vi skal drive disse rådne englændere tilbage til deres forpulede hjemland! Voldtag deres kvinder! Dræb deres børn! Stjæl deres slaver! Brænd deres bygder! Slagt deres kvæg i TORS navn! Yaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgghh....

There.

Did that satisfy your viking stereotype? ;)

I think it's just a phantom theory, myself.

Thank God we didn't get your "posh"-gene in return! :D

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by C'jais

Thank God we didn't get your "posh"-gene in return! :D

lol Jais are you saying the posh gene is African?!?!?

C'jais
05-26-2003, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
lol Jais are you saying the posh gene is African?!?!?

Ok ok, wrong move...

So, errr...






Hmm.




Well, I am insanely jealous at you folk for not sharing the "rythmic movement to music"-gene, now that we're on the topic...

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
Ok ok, wrong move...

So, errr...






Hmm.




Well, I am insanely jealous at you folk for not sharing the "rythmic movement to music"-gene, now that we're on the topic...

stop digging your hole jais :D

C'jais
05-26-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
stop digging your hole jais :D

Hey, it's what I do :D


I actually once had red hair. Then it got blond. Now it's leaning towards brownish.

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:45 PM
Hmmmmz jais aind the multicoloured mophead :D

C'jais
05-26-2003, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
Hmmmmz jais aind the multicoloured mophead :D

Mhm...

Wanna hear about the pubic hair? :p

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
Wanna hear about the pubic hair? :p

frankly no... but if it makes you happy mate :D

talking of which i had this bird once with twotone pubes - very surreal.... :eek:

heard of pepé le peu?;)

C'jais
05-26-2003, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
frankly no... but if it makes you happy mate :D

talking of which i had this bird once with twotone pubes - very surreal.... :eek:

heard of pepé le peu?;)

No, do explain :eek:





And no, not that kind of happy. Get your mind out of the gutter. Perv.

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
No, do explain :eek:





And no, not that kind of happy. Get your mind out of the gutter. Perv.


lets just say she had a white stripe....:eek: :D

btw jais you know where the word posh comes from?

C'jais
05-26-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
btw jais you know where the word posh comes from?

No, but I know where the cool word annihilation comes from.

Care to trade?

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 10:06 PM
posh:- p.o.s.h.

From colonial times, when brits went out to india etc, the rich (posh) folk would pa6y extra to be on the port side of the ship on the way out due to it being in the shade, and pay extra to be on the starboard side on the way home, hence:-

Port Out Starboard Home = POSH.


now spill the beans my dansk compadré

C'jais
05-26-2003, 10:14 PM
Hehehehe....

I can see why that doesn't jive so well with having a "posh-gene", unless brits were predisposed for being rich. Or having weird sailing habits.

Anyway, annihilation comes from the latin "nihil", meaning nothing. It means to "make into nothing", as I recall.

It's now that I'd really like to get my hands on my uncle's dictionary of word origins. Fun reading, actually.

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 10:16 PM
if you like words and word origins check out cockney rhyming slang it rocks.

So funny and yet used in daily life. (at least in london):D

btw knew about anihilation, or at least i know a little latin and it makes sense to me. Its surprising how much of an influence latin as been on modern language.

Darth Groovy
05-26-2003, 10:21 PM
Ok kids, sorry to have to be the prick around here, but since you are the only two posting in this thread, I would suggest moving to a chat room, or take it to the hotel, or switch to pms.

C'jais
05-26-2003, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
if you like words and word origins check out cockney rhyming slang it rocks.

So funny and yet used in daily life. (at least in london):D

Would you be able to wet my appetite, sir Jah?

I'm hungry for this dish.

btw knew about anihilation, or at least i know a little latin and it makes sense to me. Its surprising how much of an influence latin as been on modern language.

Exactly.

You can basically divide the origins of western european words up into: Latin, Germanic or Indian (Sanskrit). With a bit of Greek thrown in for good measure.

It's weird how many words are so damn similar, yet sound as if they've got nothing to do with each other.

C'jais
05-26-2003, 10:26 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Ok kids, sorry to have to be the prick around here, but since you are the only two posting in this thread, I would suggest moving to a chat room, or take it to the hotel, or switch to pms.

Not trying to piss in your cornflakes or anything, but why?

Chatting is allowed in the Swamp per forum rules.

We are not causing any trouble.

We are not preventing anyone from having fun.

It's not our fault if not many people post tonight.

Whad'ya say?

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
It's weird how many words are so damn similar, yet sound as if they've got nothing to do with each other. [/B]

Well surprisingly English's closest match is German>?!!!?!? hard to believe but true, I think its more to do with the structure than the sound though.

Cockney rhyming slang..... LOLOLOLOL

ok heres the basics that most brits should know:-

Apples & Pears = stairs
Plates of meat = feet
Allan Whickers = Nickers (womens underwear)


I'll leave it at that for now as most are rather rude heheh... I'll find you a link mate.

Jah Warrior
05-26-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Ok kids, sorry to have to be the prick around here, but since you are the only two posting in this thread, I would suggest moving to a chat room, or take it to the hotel, or switch to pms.

you what?

dont look in tis thread then

Darth Groovy
05-26-2003, 10:32 PM
Tell you what, prove to me that what you two are talking about pertains to having "ginger hair", and I'll let it go...

C'jais
05-26-2003, 11:23 PM
The trick is that you're following rules for the sake of following rules.

Again, we didn't disturb, offend, or spam just to gain posts or points.

We chatted, let the discussion flow. We were even able to educate each other and swamp once or twice.

I'm not gonna play the victim here (I'll gladly bow out if you want me to), but I'd recommend you to look at how the mods handle "spam". This wasn't spam. Spam is saying yes or no or "lol" as the only thing in your post. We were just having fun, and did not cause trouble in any way.

This is following rules for the sake of following rules. So what if a thread gets derailed in the attempt to liven the place up and have a good-natured banter? Does anyone in here object to that? If someone were to come along and get back on topic, so would we. There's no problem, except for how mods can get a little too zealous in making sure everyone's enjoying themselves. Once again, I'm reminded of how RSN is somehow able to get away with non-topic chatter in almost every damn thread, while this place is different. Are there different rules at the two forums?

I appreciate your effort, but it'd be easier if you didn't try so hard.

lydijedi13
05-27-2003, 12:04 AM
hey im never on this forum, but i agree...leave it darth groovy

Darth Groovy
05-27-2003, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by C'jais
The trick is that you're following rules for the sake of following rules.

Again, we didn't disturb, offend, or spam just to gain posts or points.

We chatted, let the discussion flow. We were even able to educate each other and swamp once or twice.

I'm not gonna play the victim here (I'll gladly bow out if you want me to), but I'd recommend you to look at how the mods handle "spam". This wasn't spam. Spam is saying yes or no or "lol" as the only thing in your post. We were just having fun, and did not cause trouble in any way.

This is following rules for the sake of following rules. So what if a thread gets derailed in the attempt to liven the place up and have a good-natured banter? Does anyone in here object to that? If someone were to come along and get back on topic, so would we. There's no problem, except for how mods can get a little too zealous in making sure everyone's enjoying themselves. Once again, I'm reminded of how RSN is somehow able to get away with non-topic chatter in almost every damn thread, while this place is different. Are there different rules at the two forums?

I appreciate your effort, but it'd be easier if you didn't try so hard.

Well, this is not RSN, there is a hotel for private chats among two peoples, and I would appreciate it, if you would stop making such an issue out of it.

Jah Warrior
05-27-2003, 01:27 AM
whats a teh hotels? i'm in england and jais is in denmark and the airfare would cost a bomb. not to mention paying for the room, i like you jais, but not enough to rent a hotel room withyou :D well, thast assuming you are a guy, if you're a gal then thats different;)

Darth Groovy
05-27-2003, 01:32 AM
Jah, go here (http://www.lucasforums.com/hotel.php?s=). You buy the room and get a key in the store (http://www.lucasforums.com/store.php?s=&action=main). You take your points, and spend them, and then you can set up a private chat area similar to the one you posted here, and nobody else can see it, unless you give them the key.;)

Jah Warrior
05-27-2003, 01:33 AM
i was kidding you nutter :D

Darth Groovy
05-27-2003, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by Jah Warrior
i was kidding you nutter :D


Huh? All that linking work for nothing? :eek:

Jah Warrior
05-27-2003, 01:46 AM
lol groovy, i read yer pm :D

anyways i've always "fondly" thought of the swamp as a place for all things spammy and silly, the place just wouldnt be the same without it.

Conversations wander and meander and its all good fun, people rarely talk about one thing alone and converstaions wander on many topics, not through decision, its just the nature of conversing.

End of the day - you're the boss so we must abide by the rules, and i apologize for the unintentional hijacking.

anyway - on topic:-

Did you know that the red hair gene is more widely found on the east coast of england than the west!?!?!

guess why....


(answers on a postcard plz)

munik
05-27-2003, 03:05 AM
Why are redheads called ginger? I don't think ginger has red flowers, or any red in it. Not even the root, I'm pretty sure.


Jah, I've also heard that about posh. It doesn't make sense though. Not sure where the Brits are coming from, but I'm assuming it's somewhere north of India. So wouldn't that make the boat trip take at least a day, right? So how does riding on the eastern side keep you in the shade? You'd catch the morning sun both ways. In fact, it doesn't matter which side you are on, if the trip took at least a day you'd always catch the sun at some point. Unless you switched cabins at midday.

Now that I think of it, english people lived in south africa, right? That might make sense then, if they left in the morning both on the way out and back. But I thougt travel by boat took quite some time using the wind.

Maybe if you can help me out here I'll tell you about how another common word, albeit a crude one, came into being as an acronym used during boat travel.

munik
05-27-2003, 03:24 AM
Ok, here's the origin, as best as I can remember from a story related to me by word of mouth:

During english colonial times colonies needed fertilizer taken to them to help out the farms there. Then, as it is now, the cheapest and most common form of fertilizer was cow manure. So, it was transported to the colonies by boat, as were most supplies. It was dried out and packed into bales, because dried out manure was much lighter and easier to move. Now, boats back then weren't always the tightest, and the boat would often take on water in the bilge (still happens today). These boats were cargo boats, so the hold was full of stuff, all the way down to the bilge. This cow manure would get wet, and then begin to emit methane gas, as manure does. Being that it was the hold of the ship, the gas would be trapped inside. This was discovered one day as someone went down into the hold at night, carrying his lantern. The lantern flame ignited the gas, which in turn caused quite a big explosion, scuttlling the ship. The manure needed to be near the top deck, up away from the bilge and the collecting water. So, to prevent this type of accident from claiming another ship, all pallets of manure were clearly marked with a sign. It was an acronym, as common phrases happen to be shortened down in nautical ways, but this is what the sign was, acronym in bold:

Ship High In Transport

And this is how we came to have the common and colorful explicitive we have today. If the story is even true. :)

SkinWalker
05-27-2003, 04:29 AM
I've made lots of British friends over the years and knew that about 'ginger-haired' teasing.... I never understood the teasing part (why, that is), but I figured it was much the same as being teased about wearing glasses and such as a kid in the States.

One of the other colloquialisms that, when I first heard it years ago, absolutely caught me off guard was the Brit term for cigarrette. I remember very distinctly being asked by my new bunk-mate, "wanna' fag?"

I simply remained quiet for a few seconds... blinked a couple of times without expression, and said, "no... not my thing."

"Good for you, mate. Bloody bad habit these things." Then he lit up.

I still slept with one-eye open!

Oh, and Darth G.: if they took all that to PM or a Hotel room, we would've missed all that wonderful entomology. :D