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Old 29-06-2010, 19:35
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I wanna know cus I know what I think it means. I believe me im not some one who shouts the race card.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:36
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Well it means the obvious. Someone is saying they look black. Who said it? Corin? if so I doubt there was malice in it but BB would probably give her a ticking off about what can be said and what can't.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:37
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Same as 'born yesterday'.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:37
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What? Who said it , where , when......... it's not that hard to give context.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:38
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I always took it to mean Do you think I am stupid?
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:38
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Well it means the obvious. Someone is saying they look black. Who said it? Corin? if so I doubt there was malice in it but BB would probably give her a ticking off about what can be said and what can't.
No it was JJ to SS just now on live feed
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:38
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Yes, it means all that. Was it Coirin said it? She comes out with some really quaint expressions for someone who's only 29. My daughter's that age and I can't imagine she's even heard it!
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:39
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JJ just said it. He said it to SS
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:39
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Sounds racist to me. But it hasn't been picked up in the WHATM thread.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:40
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Same as 'born yesterday'.

Do you think so? Surely Born Yesterday, as in "Do you think I was born yesterday?" means green round the edges, no life experience.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:40
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It means do you think I am stupid... its got nothing to do with race or anything like that !
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:40
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I always took it to mean Do you think I am stupid?
But why I have never heard that saying before. Its it ment to mean Black people are stupid who came over in the 60's
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:41
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Well it means the obvious. Someone is saying they look black. Who said it? Corin? if so I doubt there was malice in it but BB would probably give her a ticking off about what can be said and what can't.
It doesn't mean that at all, it means they are naive.

And as it was from JJ to SS it's understandable seeing as he comes from Australia.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:41
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I always took it to mean Do you think I am stupid?
Thats what I thought.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:42
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But why I have never heard that saying before. Its it ment to mean Black people are stupid who came over in the 60's
No. I dont believe so.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:42
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Sounds racist to me. But it hasn't been picked up in the WHATM thread.
It's not racist.

Why are you confused? Do you want it to be a racist remark, if so, why?
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:43
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It's not racist.

Why are you confused? Do you want it to be a racist remark, if so, why?
I'm confused as no one mentioned it in the WHATM thread and everything JJ does is jotted down in there.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:43
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It doesn't mean that at all, it means they are naive.

And as it was from JJ to SS it's understandable seeing as he comes from Australia.
Why Austrlia never came over on Bananna boats thou so why say it.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:43
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What's a banana boat?
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:44
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Sounds racist to me. But it hasn't been picked up in the WHATM thread.
Wrong......It means...."do you think I was born yesterday"...ie "I`am not that stupid"

It`s not racist....and anyone who says it is; is talking absolute BS
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:44
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What's a banana boat?
An ice cream dish.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:45
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What's a banana boat?
A boat with bananas in.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:46
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No. I dont believe so.
I think it is. I dont think JJ is racist but the term is.

Im mixed race and the amount of times Banana boat is used to put a balck person down is very common
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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A boat with bananas in.
Ive been on one of them!!
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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What's a banana boat?
I was thinking the same thing

I immediately thought of those inflatable bannas that are dragged behind a speedboat, but given the replies I'm thinking that's not correct...
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