I think that one of my favorite things as a kid was right after a powwow my ma and I decided to go with her then fiance to an ice cream shop with some of our regalia and leathers still on. Out of nowhere a little girl comes out, points and yells:


My ma without missing a beat turned around, pointed at her and screamed, “LOOK JEFF! A WHITE GIRL!”

And I think about that moment a lot.

So I guess shaming children in public is cool now? Indians is still a slur but how can you be proud of screaming at a little girl who just got excited and doesn’t even know what racism is???

If you looked at the tags of the original post, my mother did nothing of the sort.

Once it was done and over she led the family over and sat with them with a real long time and talked to them. She later invited the mortified family to a powwow which if I remember correctly they did come to.

Lessons happen in different ways, I just shared the funny side and left the rest of the story in the tags.


So, I just got back from a trip to New York.

Wandering around Central Park, I bump into an older woman – probably in her sixties, maybe early seventies. Very fit. She’s accompanied by a small Yorkshire terrier.

Our eyes met for a moment, although a lot of my attention was on the adorable dog. Usually when you say ‘I like your dog’ that’s as far as the conversation goes, but there was an instant connection here. And almost right away, she’s talking about her wife.

Mutual gaydar was set off pretty hard. If you’re queer and you get out in the real world, you know what it is. This feeling of “That person is like me” that you can only get in face to face – me and this old New York lesbian who was telling me everything I should see, dragging me to the best view of the Central Park Reservoir.

Who was right next to me?

My husband.

Anyone who argues that I somehow gave up my place in the community when I married him? I have at least one old lesbian who will clearly disagree with you.


Before you laugh and make fun of someones accent or mistakes when they speak english please take a moment to realize that you can actually learn alot about their language by their mistakes for example
When I was I denmark I noticed alot of danes say “ I will learn you ” instead of saying I will teach you because teach and learn is the same thing in danish
Also arabs when they speak english they often say “ beeebol ” instead of “ people ” or “ bebzi ” instead of “ Pepsi ” because the letter P doesn’t exist in the arabic alphabet
Theres always something to learn when you stop being an ignorant piece of shit

hey Liam, can you use Scottish pounds in England? I took a trip to the UK a while back and when I was leaving I went to pay for the bus at Heathrow with money from Scotland and the guy told me Scottish pounds were worth half as much so I should pay him double. I couldn’t tell if he was joking and I was tired out of my mind and it just sounded ridiculous to me so I just stared at him until eventually he took it. I don’t actually know any Scottish people to ask & it’s still bothering me, thanks!








That was a joke but he was definitely being a prick about it.

Scottish pounds are still pounds sterling, just printed from a different bank. Some countries occasionally treat the two as separate when it comes to exchange rate, but in the UK they have equal value. But if you’re going between England and Scotland often, you should expect to see a lot of that shite.

I’ve heard about English people in Scotland asking for ‘real money’ when they are given their change in Scottish notes instead of English notes.

Fucking unbelievable.


The war cry of many a Scot💪

I’ve had this happen while serving English people in shops. More than once people have said things along the line of “I paid you with real money so I expect real change”. One even said they only had the same worth as toilet paper!!

Only way I could describe that behaviour is ‘cunty.’

I used to work in retail – well, betting shops – and people would happily pay for their bets with Scottish banknotes…but the moment I tried to make change or pay out winnings with a Scottish banknote they started complaining.

“Why won’t you accept this £5 note? You gave it to me for a bet, like, 20 minutes ago!”

“Yes, but that was different”

“Why was it different?”

“Because…” and you know they just wanted to say

“Because I was giving it to you because I thought it wasn’t legal tender and I thought I was ripping you off!”

I accepted Scottish bank notes and Northern Irish bank notes as a matter of course, because they’re entirely valid. They just thought they were passing me “funny money” and were quite happy with the idea that they thought they were ripping me off, everytime…until I gave it back. xD