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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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I always took it to mean Do you think I am stupid?
As do I.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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Why Austrlia never came over on Bananna boats thou so why say it.
Perhaps because he has heard his British parents say it, or someone else say it and it was of no consequence to those on the WHATM thread.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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What's a banana boat?
A boat that brought bananas from certain countries into Britain before it was easier to bring them in by air
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:47
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What's a banana boat?
Don't look it up in the urban dictionary
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:48
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Perhaps because he has heard his British parents say it, or someone else say it and it was of no consequence to those on the WHATM thread.
I think people are just loooking for controversy.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:48
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I think the point is...there is no such thing as a bannana boat , or a boat made from bannana's ,so it means do you think I am stupid or what?
I find it really strange that some people would read something into this about race.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:48
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Well I've asked and no one seems to think this happened?
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:48
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I think the point is...there is no such thing as a bannana boat , or a boat made from bannana's ,so it means do you think I am stupid or what?
I find it really strange that some people would read something into this about race.
People are very hyper sensitive these days.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:49
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I think the point is...there is no such thing as a bannana boat , or a boat made from bannana's ,so it means do you think I am stupid or what?
I find it really strange that some people would read something into this about race.
Its mischief making imho.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:49
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Well I've asked and no one seems to think this happened?
Well I have been watching livefeed but missed him saying this.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:49
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I always believed it had rascist connotations but presumed the meaning now was just being naive and people that used it never had rascist intent.

I've looked it up and there's even a sunscreen called it so I was wrong.

I wikied it and there doesn't appear to be any rascist overtones at all - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_boat
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:50
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I think people are just loooking for controversy.
Seems that way.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:50
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:51
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It means the same as saying ...Do you think I fell off the turnip truck?
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:51
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So WHAT is a Banana boat then?
Google is your friend.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:52
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I have stated before. Its an ice cream dish.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:52
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Sounds racist to me. But it hasn't been picked up in the WHATM thread.
Not racist in the least!
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:52
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Pointless stupid thread
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:52
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I always believed it had rascist connotations but presumed the meaning now was just being naive and people that used it never had rascist intent.

I've looked it up and there's even a sunscreen called it so I was wrong.

I wikied it and there doesn't appear to be any rascist overtones at all - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_boat
I think the phrase is an adaption of 'fresh off the boat', meaning any foreigner arriving, not able to speak the language, not knowing what was going on etc. So I guess naive in essence.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:52
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I think the point is...there is no such thing as a bannana boat , or a boat made from bannana's ,so it means do you think I am stupid or what?
I find it really strange that some people would read something into this about race.
Of course there was such a thing as a banana boat

look at your history

after WW2 some kids had never seen a banana so when the banana boats came in it made big news
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:53
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I thought it ment naive,as in green like how the bananas are when they are loaded on the ships.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:54
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It means the same as saying ...Do you think I fell off the turnip truck?
Thats quite a good comparison
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:54
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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
Hang on...I thought you said you'd never heard the expression before.? Now I'm confused.

Here:

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
As far as I was aware, it means naive...nothing more, nothing less.
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:55
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I shal explain then in the 1960's when an influx of carabiane people came over to britan to work they came over on ships and boats.

Im sure most of you have heard the term why dont you home on your bananna boat becuses bananna were also shiped in from that thoses countrys too.


So people who were coming off of the "ban boats were black people. so to me that term means black people are stupid. what eles can it mean. I have never heard that term before in my life
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Old 29-06-2010, 19:57
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I shal explain then in the 1960's when an influx of carabiane people came over to britan to work they came over on ships and boats.

Im sure most of you have heard the term why dont you home on your bananna boat becuses bananna were also shiped in from that thoses countrys too.


So people who were coming off of the "ban boats were black people. so to me that term means black people are stupid. what eles can it mean. I have never heard that term before in my life
You seem determined to turn this into something racist. Why ask if you think you already know the answer?
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