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That reminds of that joke about the Scots being greedy:

There was this accident in which a Scottish taxi was involved. The taxi crashed and everybody got killed: 40 dead.

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Yup, nothing like that good ol' stale, ethnic humor.

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Hm. Why are Scottish jokes more socially acceptable than jokes about Jewish or black people? Granted, they've never been enslaved or genocided, but they did get annexed and somewhat oppressed, IIRC.

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Scottish jokes only seem better-accepted because there are a lot fewer Scots than Jews or black people!

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By Arancaytar:
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Hm. Why are Scottish jokes more socially acceptable than jokes about Jewish or black people? Granted, they've never been enslaved or genocided, but they did get annexed and somewhat oppressed, IIRC.
Clearly, this means all Jews are unable to take a joke.

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There are more Scots than Jews, and there are probably more people we'd call black than both combined. (I have no idea how prevalent the term "black" is in Africa.)

Jews are actually quite fond of self-mocking humor as long as it's delivered by Jews. That sort of dichotomy in what is acceptable when done by whom seems to be a common theme in minority groups.

—Alorael, who will leave you with the thought that Scottish jokes are okay because the Scots aren't here complaining. So... where are they, anyway? Driven away by the jokes?
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quote:
Originally written by Consensual Rhododendrons:


—Alorael, who will leave you with the thought that Scottish jokes are okay because the Scots aren't here complaining. So... where are they, anyway? Driven away by the jokes?

The Scots were too cheap to pay for internet access. *just kidding*
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The Scots might suggest that they were enslaved by the English.

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Are you guys really taking this so seriously? If I'd have said that it weren't Scots, but Dutch (since the Dutch also have a reputation of being greedy, far more so than the Scots, to be honest) would it have been okay?

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Tiny hands. Smelly.

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I don't know any good Dutch jokes in spite of the Austin Powers movies making fun of them.
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quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

quote:
Originally written by Consensual Rhododendrons:


—Alorael, who will leave you with the thought that Scottish jokes are okay because the Scots aren't here complaining. So... where are they, anyway? Driven away by the jokes?

The Scots were too cheap to pay for internet access. *just kidding*

Khoth is too sensible to spend time on General.

—Alorael, who takes this entirely seriously. This is the internet, after all.
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I'm one-eighth Scottish, so I'm making an eighth of a complaint.

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

The Scots might suggest that they were enslaved by the English.
It's not enslavement. They asked us to do it. And now they're getting all like "we want our own Parliament, and we don't want to be part of the Union anymore, 'cus we're better." Which is tosh, of course. I say build that wall back up, and see how long they last. We could get the guys that did the Berlin wall in!

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Hm. Why are Scottish jokes more socially acceptable than jokes about Jewish or black people?
Because we Scots know how to take one on the chin. We wear skirts-- how seriously can we take ourselves?

(The claim that I can use "we" is rather dubious, but my name is Scottish enough that nobody will call me on it. w00t)

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quote:
Originally written by Lazarus.:

Because we Scots know how to take one on the chin. We wear skirts-- how seriously can we take ourselves?
Aye laddie, but we don't let people call them skirts. :P

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[ Tuesday, March 04, 2008 08:36: Message edited by: Tyranicus ]

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£15? Bargainous!

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Wooooo! Sexy!!

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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

Wooooo! Sexy!!
Seeing this on the "daily topics" list was enough to make me curious and click on this thread. I should've noticed that it was Andraste who said this and should've put two and two together. :P

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Humph, that buddy's wearing the Government Tartan. Of course it's just a cloth pattern, and anyone can wear whatever they want. But wearing that particular tartan is a bit like sticking a Marine Corps badge on your baseball cap.

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quote:
Originally written by Tyranicus:

They can take our homes, but they can never take our haggis!
FYT.

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[ Tuesday, March 04, 2008 18:21: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Heh. Around here, the only thing I hear much is "tu madre," but I'm not sure if that counts as an ethnic joke.

So are they any jokes about my ethnicity? I'm mainly German and British with the German a bit more dominant.

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