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Is It Time To Be More Careful Of The Language We Use?

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I always figured them fellas that put USA or UK and don't identify their home county are a bit weird, then again they might not be Irish and be from the UK or USA."
I think they call that small-mindedness.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 01/12/2020 21:06:03    2317466

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Answering simple questions put to you isn't one of them anyway."
Yep - makes the psychoanalysing a bit more of a challenge for you guys. Does that count as a simple question by the way or does that fall under a statement? Hopefully the latter as would hate to have succumbed to your trickery of getting me to answer a simple question. Damn you Dubs.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4058 - 01/12/2020 21:16:29    2317473

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So anyway..

You don't think you'd get in trouble for saying Hun in Scotland?

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20341 - 02/12/2020 00:04:09    2317529

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Replying To avonali:  "Thanks Mick. There was no offence taken at all just curious as to why a Gaa supporter would use a term used by Celtic Supporters to refer to Rangers supporters. I am just interested in the thinking behjnd that. Fair play to you for your fair and balanced response. I have been posting on this forum for years -contrary to the view of one poster -I can remember guys like Snuf and others like Mayo51. Most posters are fair minded and but there are a few who post here VERY regularly and who cannot help but insult my county , its footballers and their achievements. Name calling and childish personalised insults are their stock in trade. One of your county men who was caught using multiple accounts kindly offered me. a boxing match:-D. when he was called out on it. Unpleasant folk to say the least. When you stand up to them they don't like it and start whinging. Anyway, just wanted to say fair play to you."
Long before Celtic supporters used the term 'Hun' for Rangers supporters the Brits (and maybe others?) used to use the term 'Hun' as a derogatory term for Germans. Because of this I always found it odd that Celtic supporters use it.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 996 - 02/12/2020 00:21:15    2317531

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Most of the language is fine. Some people on here take things too seriously. What we write in this forum, in the big picture isn't that important.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 996 - 02/12/2020 00:25:06    2317532

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Replying To jimbodub:  "So anyway..

You don't think you'd get in trouble for saying Hun in Scotland?"
With the authorities - no. If you say it to some volatile character - perhaps. But no more so than if you called said volatile character a d***head, w****r or the likes. I use the term with mates who are Rangers supporters and don't get any reaction in the same way they don't with me when the refer to Celtic as Tims or the likes. All down to the sensitivity of the individual.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4058 - 02/12/2020 09:19:37    2317565

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Long before Celtic supporters used the term 'Hun' for Rangers supporters the Brits (and maybe others?) used to use the term 'Hun' as a derogatory term for Germans. Because of this I always found it odd that Celtic supporters use it."
The term Hun has been in use by Celtic supporters for over 100 years you do realise?

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4058 - 02/12/2020 09:20:32    2317566

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "With the authorities - no. If you say it to some volatile character - perhaps. But no more so than if you called said volatile character a d***head, w****r or the likes. I use the term with mates who are Rangers supporters and don't get any reaction in the same way they don't with me when the refer to Celtic as Tims or the likes. All down to the sensitivity of the individual."
Fair enough so offside. Your response is appreciated

But I'm fairly sure Celtics fans have been arrested and ended up in court for the use of the word "Hun" on banners and T-Shirts etc

So it is a very contentious word and again used in the wrong context can be a dangerous term to be throwing around thinking it won't cause you any bother.

Once again I wasn't trying to pigeon hole you at all, just dont fully agree with you down playing the term, many find it highly offensive and I'm almost certain that on occasion Celtics supporters have been arrested for the use of the word.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20341 - 02/12/2020 09:58:24    2317578

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U ok hun? xoxo

Breffni40 (Cavan) - Posts: 11871 - 02/12/2020 13:51:09    2317668

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Replying To Breffni40:  "U ok hun? xoxo"
Sum amount of snakes on here. I'll pm u hun

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 4554 - 02/12/2020 14:03:04    2317669

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Replying To Breffni40:  "U ok hun? xoxo"
lol

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20341 - 02/12/2020 15:07:37    2317697

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Long before Celtic supporters used the term 'Hun' for Rangers supporters the Brits (and maybe others?) used to use the term 'Hun' as a derogatory term for Germans. Because of this I always found it odd that Celtic supporters use it."
Possibly because the British Royals and the German Royals are very interconnected.

gunman (Donegal) - Posts: 771 - 02/12/2020 15:51:17    2317715

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Hey Jim I see you sorted out your account."
How can someone admit they use different accounts on the one forum and expect to be taken seriously, is that not a bit fight clubish?

lilypad (Kildare) - Posts: 1363 - 02/12/2020 17:14:30    2317732

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "The term Hun has been in use by Celtic supporters for over 100 years you do realise?"
Calling and depicting the Germans as Huns was popularised during the first world war by anti German propaganda but the Germans had been referred to as Huns earlier than this in line with their military expansion in the late 19'th/ early 20'th centuries.
The idea if calling them 'huns' goes back to the Romans referring to all peoples in the lands they called Germania as 'Barbarians' and the most notorious Barbarian group of all to attack the Roman empire through Germania were the Huns led by Attila.
The Brits did not like the fact that Germany got very strong militarily and economically in the late 19'th and early 20'th centuries and so was seen as a rival.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 996 - 03/12/2020 09:54:09    2317880

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Replying To lilypad:  "How can someone admit they use different accounts on the one forum and expect to be taken seriously, is that not a bit fight clubish?"
Who is Tyler Durden :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13754 - 03/12/2020 10:22:31    2317886

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The term Hun as far as I hear it used is mainly used by women. It is short for Honey. Example, how are you hun? (honey)
Strange to hear the Celtic fans call their rivals- Honeys. LOL

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 03/12/2020 12:06:36    2317915

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Replying To galwayford:  "The term Hun as far as I hear it used is mainly used by women. It is short for Honey. Example, how are you hun? (honey)
Strange to hear the Celtic fans call their rivals- Honeys. LOL"
That's on account of the female of the species savage and barbaric ways.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 4058 - 03/12/2020 13:51:03    2317939

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Jesus this forum has went downhill badly...a lot of sensitive souls with sense of humour bypasses...

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts: 1852 - 04/12/2020 19:57:45    2318316

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