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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 4th October 2018, 4:16pm
  • England
  • 564 posts

I hear moves are now afoot at Manchester University Students' Union to ban vocalisation during sex. The ban will apply equally to men and women but it is felt the effect on men will be minimal as communication during the sexual act has historically been the preserve of women with men preferring to adopt an attitude somewhere between inscrutable and downright taciturn.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Thursday 4th October 2018, 6:54pm [Edited]
  • South South West, England
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 4th October 2018, 4:16 PM

I hear moves are now afoot at Manchester University Students' Union to ban vocalisation during sex. The ban will apply equally to men and women but it is felt the effect on men will be minimal as communication during the sexual act has historically been the preserve of women with men preferring to adopt an attitude somewhere between inscrutable and downright taciturn.

Laughing out loud

I can't see anything racist about jazz hands but that story is ridiculous (mind you it is News Beat)

23 also seems late to be diagnosed. I'm not saying it's unheard of but if a dislike of clapping is her only issue I don't think that makes her autistic. I have a few traits that could be described as autistic but that doesn't mean I have autism.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 10th October 2018, 11:18pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: Definitely Tarby @ 4th October 2018, 6:54 PM

Laughing out loud

I can't see anything racist about jazz hands but that story is ridiculous (mind you it is News Beat)

It goes back to Al Jolson and the Minstrel tradition so I suppose not racist in the slightest.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Thursday 11th October 2018, 1:30pm
  • South South West, England
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Quote: Chappers @ 10th October 2018, 11:18 PM

It goes back to Al Jolson and the Minstrel tradition so I suppose not racist in the slightest.

I don't think that's the origin of the dance move though. There is no mention of jazz hands on Al Jolson's wiki page and no mention of Al Jolson on the jazz hands wiki page.

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Rood Eye

  • Thursday 11th October 2018, 2:32pm [Edited]
  • England
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Did Al Jolson ever do the "jazz hands" thing? Maybe he did but I can't find a video clip or a still photograph that shows him doing it.

It's entirely possible that the concept goes back no further than Bonnie Langford!

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Lazzard

  • Friday 12th October 2018, 6:07pm
  • Ludlow, England
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Quote: Chappers @ 11th October 2018, 8:09 PM

Actually looking at this now it is quite bad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H71gPtRSgs

Not as bad as the comments.
The unthinking racism of the 70's is nothing like as bad as the very knowing racism displayed below. Especially the way it's broached in a sort "those were the days before the BBC went all PC" sort of way.
I watched this with the family and it didn't seem racist - it didn't to any of us (even Lenny Henry).
The comments give the clip an even nastier vibe than it already has.

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Firkin

  • Saturday 13th October 2018, 2:18pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: Chappers @ 11th October 2018, 8:09 PM

Actually looking at this now it is quite bad.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H71gPtRSgs

The most offensive thing in that video, is the singing. I've threatened to make my kids watch it unless they do their homework, they're still recovering from West Side Story. I'm guessing jass hands do not concern the #black-lives-matter lot.

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Briosaid

  • Saturday 13th October 2018, 8:59pm
  • Scotland
  • 353 posts

'West Side Story' is my favourite musical. The jazz hands thing gives me the creeps, but I won't go into that.