Punjabi or Hindustani slurs on British?

Mahajan, Gyanam mahajan at HUMNET.UCLA.EDU
Thu Jan 12 00:15:01 UTC 2006


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Firangi or gora or gore log is not necessarily derogatory though - just
refers to "white people".  I would imagine that they would have instead
used common derogatory words like "kutte" or "kamine" or stronger words
that are not specific to the "British".

Gyanam Mahajan

UCLA

 

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From: South Asian Linguists [mailto:VYAKARAN at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU] On Behalf
Of Allen W Thrasher
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Subject: Punjabi or Hindustani slurs on British?

 

A film-maker is doing a film on the Komagatu Maru incident (the turning
back of a ship of Indian immigrant farm workers from Vancouver, BC in
1914).  She needs to know what slurs, slang, or derogatory words the
Indians involved would have applied to the  British or to the employees
of the Immigration offices.  I already suggested Ferenghi and Gora
(log), but does anyone know any others?

 

Thanks,

 

Allen Thrasher

 

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