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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    You didn't say non-Brits shouldn't be 'allowed', but you use the imperative and saying it as if it's an order, ie 'don't cheat', 'don't steal', 'don't kill'.But the most important thing is that you were clearly using ethnicity as the only criterion of your judgment. Not all British people will have the same sense of humour and not everyone in the rest of the world will have a different sense of humour that doesn't translate.
    Firstly, it's not an order in this case, it's a piece of advice, like 'don't immerse your laptop in water' or 'don't eat that pear yet, it isn't ripe'. Secondly, British isn't an ethnicity. British people are of multiple ethnicities. Thirdly, of course not all British people have the exact same sense of humour, no, But you can't deny that British humour is unique - the excessive use of sarcasm, the tendency to poke fun at ourselves on one occasion, 'banter', the frequent nsfw references etc etc - and that there are jokes which British people are more likely to get than those of other nationalities, just like with most other countries.

    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    And a Labourite.
    I really hope you know that there are British people of all races.
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Firstly, it's not an order in this case, it's a piece of advice, like 'don't immerse your laptop in water' or 'don't eat that pear yet, it isn't ripe'. Secondly, British isn't an ethnicity. British people are of multiple ethnicities. Thirdly, of course not all British people have the exact same sense of humour, no, But you can't deny that British humour is unique - the excessive use of sarcasm, the tendency to poke fun at ourselves on one occasion, 'banter', the frequent nsfw references etc etc - and that there are jokes which British people are more likely to get than those of other nationalities, just like with most other countries.
    Blah blah blah. Excuses. You judged people based on their ethnicity and there's no way you can argue your way out of it.

    Yes, there are multiple ethnicities within Britain, but so what? You're saying:
    white British OK; white French not OK
    Asian British OK; Asian French not OK
    Black British OK; black French not OK
    etc.

    And whether someone is 'British' is your only criterion here.

    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I really hope you know that there are British people of all races.
    I'm a person of colour and a British subject, you know?
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Blah blah blah. Excuses. You judged people based on their ethnicity and there's no way you can argue your way out of it.

    Yes, there are multiple ethnicities within Britain, but so what? You're saying:
    white British OK; white French not OK
    Asian British OK; Asian French not OK
    Black British OK; black French not OK
    etc.

    And whether someone is 'British' is your only criterion here.



    I'm a person of colour and a British subject, you know?
    I did not, do not and will never judge people based on their ethnicity. Ethnicity !=nationality.

    Now you're just putting words in my mouth. Please don't make things up. I did not say that anyone is OK or not OK. I simply said that there are jokes that non-British people are not likely to get. There are also jokes that non-Americans are not likely to get, jokes that non-French people are not likely to get, jokes that non-Chinese people are not likely to get, jokes that non-Algerian people are not likely to get, jokes that non-Brazilian people are not likely to get, etc etc etc. The point I was making was just that each individual country has its own variety of humour. Nothing to do with race, nothing to do with ethnicity.
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    May we please direct our off-topic debate to the bar.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    May we please direct our off-topic debate to the bar.
    I didn't realise this wasn't the bar
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    I didn't realise this wasn't the bar
    RayApparently For ****'s sake, mate! Could you kindly create those threads so that the British can understand their purpose? I'm sure all of us bloody foreigners do appreciate your effort to help us out by not making them ‘bizarre’ and ‘unique’ but it's us who should adapt, really.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    RayApparently For ****'s sake, mate! Could you kindly create those threads so that the British can understand their purpose? I'm sure all of us bloody foreigners do appreciate your effort to help us out by not making them ‘bizarre’ and ‘unique’ but it's us who should adapt, really.
    LP, I must quickly ask, when you became Tory Leader were you elected unopposed or did you steal a British Person's job?

    Okay, I've had my fun


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