Welcome to Birmingham...at least it wasn't a stabbing.
He's cute, it's terrible that happened to him.
What's the deal with the Brits and redheads? Redheads are almost glorified here especially if they are goodlooking.
Brits are really funny about "being a ginger" - such a strange affectation.
R2 That's what I'm trying to figure out. British people always go on and on about someone being a "ginger". FFS, it's a damn hair color!
The Brits are obviously very bored if they're obsessed with someone's hair color.
What do you expect from Britian? The country is a shithole full of chavs and no manners.
That guy is super cute.
The obsession over a fucking hair color is bizarre.
Is there some historical or cultural reason for this prejudice? It's the pasty against the pastier.
The U.K. is such a racist, classist, backwards, trashy society.
Seriously, Britain should be wiped clean and started over again.
Those were my exact words when they picked Angela Lansbury over me for the 'Manchurian Candidate'.
Ummmmm .... people ... "ginger" is a slang term for "faggot" there (Cockney rhyming: ginger beer = queer). It's possible that the kid was unaware of it, but I'm shocked that the damned paper REALLY believed he was beaten up because of the color of his hair! I'd bet $$$ this was a gay bashing (of someone assumed to be gay).
I would SO fuck his hole.
I am SURE he's uncut.
R10 is right. The headline is a lie based on the ... treatment of "poof." They called him a "ginger poof" and beat him up because they thought he was gay, not because his hair was red. Totally ridiculous way to slant the story, done presumably because he self identifies as straight.
Plus they were talking when they left so they might have exchanged words inside.
Question: Why does Cockney dialect have so much rhyming in it? It sounds ridiculous.
The DM said they called him a "ginger p****". They put 4 blanks after the 'p', so I thought that the word was 'pussy'. If it was 'poof', wouldn't they have only put 3 blanks after the 'p'?
It's a sort of "secret code" because the end product bears no resemblance to the underlying standard English "real" word. Take "titfer" for example -- would you have come up with "hat" (tit-fer-tat)?
Poof is a slang derivative of the more polite "poofter" which is to be used in formal situations. Of course, at the glory hole, bath house or cruisy park, either word is sufficient.
From the article: "ginger pr**k"
He was called a prick. (Assholes.)
I think gingers are HOT!
Young Mickey Rooney
Oh, you're right R18! I forgot they love that word over there.
I honestly don't think they thought he was gay - they didn't call him anything homophobic and he was with his girlfriend. As stupid as it is, I really do believe they bashed him just for being a "ginger". I can't tell you how many time I read people on British sites going on and on about someone being "a ginger". The Brits are freaks.
Unless the couple were really PDA'ing it up, they might well have assumed he was a gay guy with a gal pal. I get that Brits have a ginger-haired thing, but that seems almost LESS likely among louts. I'm sticking with the gay bashing angle.
Told you I was hardcore.
The blanks refer to 'ginger prick.' Maybe the hair colour is something of a (yes) red herring.
Psycho chav sees nice mainstream dude with pretty girl of the type he'll never get close to. Following a long evening of drink, chav's frustrations peak, and he rights the world's wrongs in his own special way. 'Ginger' was just an opportune hook. Top man again, and a hero in his subnormal peer group.
I do hope he's caught, and soon receives the treatment he deals in.
One of my best friends is a ginger Italian (full-blooded Neopolitan) with milky-white skin who was born and grew up in Birmingham, England. He got grief all his life for his ancestry (got called 'wog', which is usually a slur against dark-skinned people) and his hair.
He was called a prick inside but he was called a poof outside. It was a gay bashing, not a ginger bashing. And if he was there with his girlfriend, why didn't he leave with her?
The Brits have a reputation for being anti-ginger.
The people on this thread trying to turn it into a gay bashing story are really reaching...nothing homophobic was said, he doesn't look obviously gay, and he was with his girlfriend.
As I said, Brits really do have this bizarre dislike of gingers and so I'm not surprised at all. Plus the pig was probably jealous of his girlfriend.
It's the English who historically dislike the gingers, not the British in general... in fact, the reason they dislike gingers is because gingers in the UK tend to be Welsh, Scottish, or (especially) Irish, all considered inferior by the English.
In 19th-century sensation novels, you can usually tell who the villain is because he has red hair.
The fight started over something the thug said to the Ginge's girlfriend that the Ginge challenged, so to say he was attacked for being Ginge is almost as ridiculous as saying he was attacked for being gay
Just for the record: gingers are totally hot and I would fuck one every day of the week and two on Sunday. I love red pubes, especially! They aren't my only turn-on, but they are at the top of the list!
I hope they catch the asshole
What is it even with the use of the word ginger? When I was in high school in the late 90s, no one EVER used the term.
Did you go to "high school" (sic) in the U. K.?
No, I went to high school in the US, but the word is used a good bit in North America now too.
Years ago , on "Coronation Street", the flaming gay character Sean, of all people, told a family of predominantly red haired trouble makers to "get back to their ginger house". I thought it odd for someone who had been labeled a "pansy" by others to be seen as a bigot, bit I guess that's a part of northern UK life.
"High school" isn't misspelled!
The (sic) referred to the fact that "high school" isn't a British term.
[quote]I thought it odd for someone who had been labeled a "pansy" by others to be ... a bigot
Yet, you see it on DL every friggin' day.
Perhaps he was called a ponce.
There may be more to it.
Here on Lawn Guyland, everyone was horrified because a "good Samaritan" who came up here after Sandy to work on the power lines was "attacked for no reason at all" outside of a bar by a complete stranger. What an awful way for a hee-ro to be treated! Donations poured in.
The guy who did the punching turned himself into police. Both he and his girlfriend and another witness said the wonderful good Samaritan walked out of the bar and whipped out his dick in the parking lot and started peeing on someone's car. The other guy yelled at him because he felt it was gross of Mr Wonderful to pull out his dick in front of his girlfriend -- especially when there was a bathroom in the bar right near the exit where the guy could have taken a piss before leaving. Mr Wonderful aimed his piss stream at the guy and the guy busted Mr Wonderful's jaw for him.
Slightly different story than the original "poor innocent me" one.
South Park has done its best to import ginger hatred to North America.
What is the British term for high school? "Fifth form" or shit like that from one of those old timey movies? "Public school" is a private school, we all know that. But what is the place called, where teenagers go?
r40 what the fuck are you talking about
Teenagers go to college. Then they graduate and go on to university.
R43= Ginger who has worked himself into a froth about this hate crime!
r40's post has no connection to this thread whatsoever. R45 maybe you need to calm down and take a nap and get off the internet. Seriously. Do it.
No, it has to do with this thread in that initial news reports about that incident were that an innocent man was attacked for no reason and eventually the story had to be adjusted.
What an idiotic attempt at playing devil's advocate. You're a moron.