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#1 etoipi

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 21:28

Journalists - your language is important too.

I was reading the article "Autosport70: An F1 winner's view of the Austrian GP's first return" when I came across this sentence "And what of that great white hope - overtaking?".

While I understand the meaning of the sentence, I cannot see that the term "great white hope" is particularly appropriate, especially now. Holy grail would be a better fit.

Editors of Autosport please take note!

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#2 pacificquay

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 21:47

Indeed. It is a term with overtly racist roots and it's a surprise to see anyone using it now.



#3 YoungGun

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 22:27

James Earl Jones was epic in that movie. 

 

 



#4 Rob Ryder

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 05:51

Holy grail would be a better fit.


Not for Islam it wouldn't  :rolleyes:

 

PC gone mad... maybe we should forget English and all speak Swahili.



#5 HP

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 09:23

Not for Islam it wouldn't  :rolleyes:

 

PC gone mad... maybe we should forget English and all speak Swahili.

Yep. Some drivers don't know if they will take the knee, because of how this is being perceived in their own country. So any terminology verbal and non-verbal would need to be examined before the entire world.

 

That becomes so tedious in no time, and is detrimental to the real cause.

 

Besides, I was raised with the saying, "first sweep your own door steps". Still makes most sense to me. 



#6 Rob Ryder

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 06:43

When did 'take a knee' become a stock (stupid) phrase?

 

Most of us have two knees and we bloody KNEEL (DOWN).

 

Bastardized English really annoys me.



#7 pacificquay

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 07:09

When did 'take a knee' become a stock (stupid) phrase?

 

Most of us have two knees and we bloody KNEEL (DOWN).

 

Bastardized English really annoys me.

 

It's a different thing.



#8 Nemo1965

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 11:12

It's a different thing.

 

Sorry, but I have to to quote Frank Zappa: 'It is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.'

 

I'll get my hat. 



#9 pacificquay

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:31

Kneeling down means having both knees on the ground.

 

Taking the knee involves a solitary knee.



#10 Rob Ryder

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:14

Ah.. now I understand. You 'take a knee' when Knighted by the Queen :rolleyes:



#11 404KF2

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 02:48

If one doesn't pay his loan shark debts, they may also take a knee.



#12 potmotr

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 13:06

Sorry, but I have to to quote Frank Zappa: 'It is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.'

 

I'll get my hat. 

 

And that's homophobic... 



#13 Rhodie65

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 14:04

wrong fred


Edited by Rhodie65, 11 July 2020 - 14:05.


#14 F1matt

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 13:59

Kneeling down means having both knees on the ground.

 

Taking the knee involves a solitary knee.

 

 

 It was called genuflection when I was at school.