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Thread #168875   Message #4079211
Posted By: Tunesmith
11-Nov-20 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Subject: RE: BS: A person of color and a colored person
Backwoodsman. What I was trying to point out is that lots of older people in the UK don't seem to have got the message about the offensive nature of the word "coloured". But, of course, there was no memo! No message. Somehow the whole population - as if by magic - was supposed to know all this stuff.
    For example, I'm amazed how many older people - I'm old ( unfortunately) - still use the word "coloured", and on the occasions that I've pulled them up, they are often clearly dumbfounded.