Scotch-Irish-L ArchivesArchiver > Scotch-Irish > 1997-06 > 0866946683
From: rmarv <>
Subject: Re: Apology
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 20:31:23 -0600
linda Merle wrote:
> Hi Roberta,
> I enjoyed the joke. I didn't hear the remarks of the NPR commentator and
> so cannot tell if the joke was really made at the expense of people of
> color or not. I think you are probably reading too much into it. It was
> just a joke. Humor is always very personal and risky since it can easily
> offend. However given the choice between a list which does not risk it
> for fear of offending someone and a list which occasionally does offend
> someone with a joke, I'll take the latter.
> Roberta, sorry you were offended but please do not bring this topic up
> on list again.
> Although I must disagree with this statement:
> > throughout Scotland's English
> > oppression, the Scots themselves still enjoyed personal freedom -- to
> > come and go as they chose, marry who they chose, eat what they chose,
> > and stay together as a family.
> The MacGregors and other proscripted clans did not enjoy these personal
> freedoms or even the freedom to live.
> One of the freedoms that I most value is the freedom to make jokes. I'm
> not giving it up.
> Linda Merle
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COULDN'T A SAID IT BETTER MY OWN SELF. THANKS LINDA.