Is the term "Jock" offensive or racist?
the key is in how it is received.
I live properly down south and I used to know a scottish bloke who’s nickname was jocky. He never seemed to mind particularly and it wasn’t used in a derogatory way, just a name. I met him a couple of years back and he told me that he’d hated it but hadn’t felt that he could mention this as he felt he would get a huge amount of grief if he did.Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I do find it objectionable because of the way in which it is used rather than the term itself. In my experience it is not used affectionately, generaly deployed by WASPs. Having worked with a lot of “frenchies” in my time they used to call me “Haggis” (AGEEESS!) which was more playful. Only the English call us Jocks!Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
are you offended by a lack of respect?
Some people are such INsensitive little
Its ok between mates but its a lazy stereotype
like calling someone french a frog etc
Its not designed to be nice but when they object the users says they lack humpur and its only a laugh etc
Its poor rand I dont do it
PS Taff is South Wales it is Gogs for North WalesPosted 4 years ago
But is it offensive?
It’s intended to be derogatory, so yes.
I would never dream of calling someone I didn’t know a “taff” or “paddy”, since i’ve got a basic grasp of social skills. Therefore when someone uses “jock” to me, it’s an easy way to work out where they fit in the scale of Nice Person to Complete ****.Posted 4 years ago
Can’t agree with that, as I’ve heard it used quite fondly on many occasions.
As I said above, if it’s between friends than yes, it’s fine. But if you think as a stranger, you can call someone a jock and they’ll think you’re using it fondly, you probably need to work on those social skills 😉
I used to get chatting to plenty of people when i lived in England who would say something like “yeah, i love the jocks” as if it was some sort of compliment. It’s not 🙂Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
I am from Glasgow (originally) and I don’t take offence to being called a Weegie even if it includes the usual “soap dodger” addendum. Again this is mostly playful but Jocks, no; because it’s a term most often used by little english people in a demeaning context.Posted 4 years ago
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