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    the correct term is minorities
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    (Original post by Lucinda_x)
    This reminds me of a book I have called the cheeky guide to student life :p:
    Basically, these are the 'student archetypes' (that I can remember):

    Rugger Buggers: ex public school Tories with thick necks and Hugh Grant haircuts.

    Art Students: adorned with piercings; vacant and sullen expressions.

    Engineering students: supermarket jeans, Korn t shirts, room decorated with large chested females sat astride motorbikes.

    Ravers: neon clothing, obligatory silly hat of some kind.

    The strange silent ones: Disturbing low moaning noises can be heard from their room at night.

    House nazis and note-leavers: write names on their food and leave hysterical notes telling you to tidy up.

    Activists: the men sport a day's growth of stubble and smoke roll ups; into hunt sabs and eating tofu.

    The unashamedly posh: (speaks for itself)

    The unashamedly poor: (as above)

    Nu-Goth: androgynous appearance, sallow complexion, lank hair and heavy makeup.

    Trekkies: smell of BO and lack charisma. Fluent in Klingon.

    Return learners: look and dress like your grandparents. Volunteer information without prompting. Overly cheerful.
    so no normal people then?

    where would I 'fit in'?

    squish.
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    I saw Chinese Mainlanders, Hong Kong people, grunger brigade, goths, geeks and nerds (mostly ugly people), Asians (I mean Indian sub-continent), the stuck ups and some others stick to their own kind. **** sake, why can't they just socialise with other types of people?

    At least there's no chavs because they're too bloody thick go get GCSEs in the first place.

    If I'm a foreign student I would socialise with anyone I can get on with. Otherwise, what's the point of studying abroad.
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    (Original post by Lucinda_x)
    This reminds me of a book I have called the cheeky guide to student life :p:
    Basically, these are the 'student archetypes' (that I can remember):

    Rugger Buggers: ex public school Tories with thick necks and Hugh Grant haircuts.

    Art Students: adorned with piercings; vacant and sullen expressions.

    Engineering students: supermarket jeans, Korn t shirts, room decorated with large chested females sat astride motorbikes.

    Ravers: neon clothing, obligatory silly hat of some kind.

    The strange silent ones: Disturbing low moaning noises can be heard from their room at night.

    House nazis and note-leavers: write names on their food and leave hysterical notes telling you to tidy up.

    Activists: the men sport a day's growth of stubble and smoke roll ups; into hunt sabs and eating tofu.

    The unashamedly posh: (speaks for itself)

    The unashamedly poor: (as above)

    Nu-Goth: androgynous appearance, sallow complexion, lank hair and heavy makeup.

    Trekkies: smell of BO and lack charisma. Fluent in Klingon.

    Return learners: look and dress like your grandparents. Volunteer information without prompting. Overly cheerful.
    Haha, I love it. I'd say I'm probably closest to No.1... can you be a female 'rugger bugger'?

    I heard that cliques at uni aren't as prominent as they are at school, but I suppose it depends on where you go.
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    I'm afraid even at uni there isn't enough maturity to dispel all cliques. Although dynamic people like myself do lead the way.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    lol - because someone is dressed in a certain way they can't be 'down to earth?'. Those people you describe are undeniably 'rahs', its just that you've actually taken the time to judge them as people rather than by what they wear. :yes:
    There's only so much I can like someone that plasters themselves in Jack-Wills-branded clothing. :cool:
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    IF SOMEONE WOULD TELL ME THE POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME FOR 'COLOURED' THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

    I keep getting negs telling me not to do it, but none of them are telling me what I SHOULD call them. So, I can infer from that that I am wrong. If someone could tell me how to be right, that would be fricking awesome.
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Not really... coloured people tend to stick together though.

    In my Accountancy group, we all know each other and get on well, but we each have a special group of four or five (Mine is Jessica and the A Team as the group is me, Adam, Andy and Alex )

    As for catered canteens, you tend to hang around with the people in your block, but it's not always the case if you, for example, go to the TV room and find you and someone else like rugby.

    It's nothing at all like school or college.
    What colour are they? Pink? Turquoise? Silver? Green?
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    IF SOMEONE WOULD TELL ME THE POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME FOR 'COLOURED' THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

    I keep getting negs telling me not to do it, but none of them are telling me what I SHOULD call them. So, I can infer from that that I am wrong. If someone could tell me how to be right, that would be fricking awesome.
    Talk to people and learn about them, then you'll know whether they consider themselves British or Chinese or Asian or black and then you'll know what to call them?
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    Talk to people and learn about them, then you'll know whether they consider themselves British or Chinese or Asian or black and then you'll know what to call them?
    My ex-boyfriend is 'coloured'.
    One of my very good mates is 'coloured'.

    And they don't seem to have a problem with it.

    People are so bothered about political correctness these days. If they don't have a problem, why should I?

    I have epilepsy and bipolarity, and believe me, there are people who use such terms for me. It doesn't bother me!

    If all the non-caucasian people I know had a problem with it, I'd be a little more careful with my phrasing. It is not possible to please all of the people all of the time. If I knew it was going to offend people I wouldn't've said it, because I am not racist or against non-caucasians in any way.
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    (Original post by elsa_89)
    There are cliques everywhere. I don't belong to a clique; unless you count socially-inept-people-who-look-like-hippies-unintentionally-and-can't-hold-a-conversation a 'clique'.
    thats a pretty big clique :p:
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    My ex-boyfriend is 'coloured'.
    One of my very good mates is 'coloured'.

    And they don't seem to have a problem with it.

    People are so bothered about political correctness these days. If they don't have a problem, why should I?

    I have epilepsy and bipolarity, and believe me, there are people who use such terms for me. It doesn't bother me!

    If all the non-caucasian people I know had a problem with it, I'd be a little more careful with my phrasing. It is not possible to please all of the people all of the time. If I knew it was going to offend people I wouldn't've said it, because I am not racist or against non-caucasians in any way.
    I don't know, I've never met anyone, caucasian or not, that uses the word coloured or likes being called "coloured". I guess it's also a matter of your boyfriend and friend are "coloured" because you know them whereas when you say "all coloured people stick together" it sounds racist and rude because it's a generalisation and it sounds derogatory? (which I'm sure you didn't mean)
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    I don't know, I've never met anyone, caucasian or not, that uses the word coloured or likes being called "coloured". I guess it's also a matter of your boyfriend and friend are "coloured" because you know them whereas when you say "all coloured people stick together" it sounds racist and rude because it's a generalisation and it sounds derogatory? (which I'm sure you didn't mean)
    Well you learn something new every day then. All the people that I talk about this sort of thing with don't have a problem with it. Maybe they're just the exceptions to the rule. It's not that I do it because they were friends, me and Jude were having a discussion about annoying customers; one called her a '******' and she kicked him out, but she told me she didn't mind any other words, so I believed that was the case.

    I understand it was a generalisation, but it was a general comment.

    I didn't mean to sound racist or derogatory.
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    I found the Chinese dismissive and obnoxious. Few home students bothered but I always tried to chat to them, but it's a waste of time. Often mistook other Orientals for Chinese at a first glance; South Koreans, Singaporeans, Malaysians, but knew they weren't Chinese by their generally more pleasant manner. Obviously you've got the public school crowd, the oik crowd, the wannabe public school crowd, wannabe oik crowd, roll-up-smoking-odd-woollen-garment-bought-on-travels-wearing-unkempt-looking crowd, the Indians, the Blacks, nerds, amateur dramatic types, vacant drunks.
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Well you learn something new every day then. All the people that I talk about this sort of thing with don't have a problem with it. Maybe they're just the exceptions to the rule. It's not that I do it because they were friends, me and Jude were having a discussion about annoying customers; one called her a '******' and she kicked him out, but she told me she didn't mind any other words, so I believed that was the case.

    I understand it was a generalisation, but it was a general comment.

    I didn't mean to sound racist or derogatory.
    It could be part of where you live?
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    cliques exist cos people find it easier to socialise with other people of the same cultural background.

    However, it doesnt mean that they can't socialise with other people...sometimes this can be attributed to language barrier (people finding it difficult to understand their accent)
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    (Original post by A Stranger in Moscow)
    It could be part of where you live?
    Possibly...considering my ex used to live in America?
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Possibly...considering my ex used to live in America?
    Yeah well they've got a completely different language so presumably coloured isn't that offensive there?
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    IF SOMEONE WOULD TELL ME THE POLITICALLY CORRECT NAME FOR 'COLOURED' THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

    I keep getting negs telling me not to do it, but none of them are telling me what I SHOULD call them. So, I can infer from that that I am wrong. If someone could tell me how to be right, that would be fricking awesome.
    'Ethnic minorities' is pretty safe.
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Not really... coloured people tend to stick together though.

    .
    I've noticed this too! So weird. All the black people seem to only hang around with other, and then there are asian/chinese/korean cliques too.
 
 
 
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