One of our semi feral farm cats goes by the name of Mugabe. She’s coal black. Are we wrong?I can still hear my mum calling our cat in at night ,,he was jet black and guess what he was called,,do that now and the police would be round
I don’t think so, not in the context of an animals name.One of our semi feral farm cats goes by the name of Mugabe. She’s coal black. Are we wrong?
(Another is called Hitler because he is a white cat with a black patch on his top lip. Are we wrong?)
Not sure I should admit this, but my best mate at school was nicknamed Sambo, for the obvious reason that his family came to the UK from one of the former colonies. I really don't think it had a lasting effect on him as he was simply one of the gang and we all had insulting nicknames, mine being "Shorthouse" as I was rather smaller than the others. Everyone had some characteristic such as Eggy, who was a legend for his awful farts, and Embryo, who looked like a chicken embryo from our biology lessons. I don't think any of them have ever resorted to pulling down statues in retaliation.When I was a child, in the early Ordovician era, we had a pet cat of whom I was extremely fond, called Sambo.
Celeb. gogglebox last night, Maureen Lipman(remember her religion) posed that very scenario to Giles Brandriff while watching a clip about a 13year old helping design the Spitfire.I’m amazed really that the replacement stone refers to a ‘black’ Labrador, instead of just dog !
Wonder what would have happened to the pc brigade if Gibson, and all others that fought for our freedom, had been defeated and the Nazi regime had taken over.