Northwind - Member
terrahawk - Member
Do you also debate the rights and wrongs of the term, "Paki Shop"?
What I kind of like is that around here, "paki shop" is pretty much interchangable with "corner shop"- our corner shop's owned by a white scottish person and always has been but people call it the paki shop. So it's just become completely connected from the racial slur it started with.
Personally I just say "shop". I don't really see the need to distinguish the nationality(however innocently or derogatorily shortened) nor indeed understand why it's important to know that it's located on a "corner"! (particularly when most of the time they aren't even that!)
My most important considerations are - does it's sell milk, bread, square sausage, bacon, ginger, and a varied selection of munchies?