Is it racist to call a dog Blacky?

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ten bob
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It is according to some knob head at work.

My brother has two dogs a labrador called Blacky and a German Shepherd called Darky, owing to their shiny black coats. This came up in conversation, and it was immediately denounced as racist by the resident gay militant in the office.

I just laughed at first, but the gay was serious. It's hardly as bad as that dog on Dambusters is it now?

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No, that's just ridiculous.
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[Post removed because evidently some people can't take anything said on the internet with a pinch of salt.]
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Errrrrr... my thought is: not racist.
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In your case? Probably.
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(Original post by Profesh)
In your case? Probably.
Why in my case?
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At least it's not called Negro or Coon.
Which wouldn't make sense because of the white skin.
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Yeah...they're dogs...there's no racism when it comes to dogs...ridiculous really...that's PC gone WAAAAY too far >8(
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Which wouldn't make sense because of the white skin.
Quoi?
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Not at all.
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notracist, but really rubbish names for dogs
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Why in my case?
Check your signature!!
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hahahahaha. No, i don't think it is. I actually laughed out loud hahaa.
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God I love TSR.

Ah, the randomness.
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Why in my case?
Oh. Does your brother not take after you, then?
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Nope, not racist.
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are you aged 4-6? Cos it sounds it by the names you've come up with for your dogs.
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I would've called them Arthur and Buster.
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(Original post by ten bob)
Why in my case?
Because you're a racist.

If you called a dog Blacky and Darky it would be racist.

If I did it probably wouldn't.
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Great names for a dog, I wanted to name our black lab yohan after my very afrikaans second uncle. (he isn't very fond of the blicks)
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