Join Date: Mar 2008
So How Do You Actually Pronounce Packie?
because "Paki" is a racial slur to people who are southern asian. And i could picture some awkward moments when talking about the storyline to people.
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Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sunderland, UK
The term that is non-racist now is Pakistani.
So should Brits be racist, too? I hate our government.
Join Date: May 2007
It's just the guys name.
Although you are right, it isn't intended to be Racist. I'm assuming Packie in this sense is short for Patrick, although you'd think they'd just call him Paddy.
Join Date: Aug 2004
The 'a' in the beginning of sounds different for both, right? (I forgot the exact phonetic terms for them) I also believe it isn't intended to be something racist.
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Oh please, no.
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Slow Death, CA
I'm pretty sure its Pack-e.
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Fresno, CA
It's only racist to a person who may take offense to the slang word. I could see some controversy if they used the term "Paki".. but they aren't.
-In Ireland, the term 'Packie' is given as a slang to anyone named Patrick.
Also, here are some other definitions:
-New England term for liquor store.
-Term commonly used in Massachusetts and parts of RI and NH where massholes have settled.
-Person who makes a run to get alcohol for people who are generally underage.
A little off topic, but this reminds me of the term "Jap" used in a lot of games and other media to distinguish Japanese settings. This term for me has always been controversial although it is simply a shorthand way of writing Japanese. Personally, I feel that ANY racial slur is only offensive to those who are affected by simple words and care too much about what other people say and think. I'm white, if someone calls me a "Cracker" I just conjure up in my head an image of a saltine with my face in it and it just makes me laugh.
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