Unlimited English


Daily English 698 - Making Ethnically or Racially Offensive Remarks

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Mike: Did you hear what Dan said? He called me a mick. What decade is he living in?

Patti: He’s just ignorant. I’m sure he wasn’t trying to be offensive.

Mike: Well, I take offense. And to add insult to injury, did you hear what else he said?

Patti: What?

Mike: He said that he was speaking on behalf of the Irish in the community when he said he liked the plan. How dare he speak for other people? It’s presumptuous.

Patti: He was trying to make a point and probably just got carried away. I agree that what he said could be insulting, but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt.

Mike: You can be magnanimous if you want to be, but I know an ethnic slur when I hear one.

Patti: It wasn’t an ethnic slur. It wasn’t the politically correct term, that’s all. He’s a little behind the times.

Mike: Behind the times?! He’d have to live to 150 to catch up to the present!

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