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    We were taking a light hearted dig at Aussie bogan culture.

    Many booze names have been dropped, not just Shiraz.

    Geez, put the phone down Russell!

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    Omg seriously? Its a bottle of wine. FFS...can't even have a light hearted laugh on a Friday without being called racist.

    You clearly need a glass of shiraz to calm your farm! Or maybe a shot of that stolly vodka.

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    Oh dear. I really don't believe there was an racism involved here? Aussies can have a tendency to name their kids after alcohol. The OP didn't mean this in a bad way, just having a harmless laugh.

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    Have come in a little late on this one and the horse has already bolted etc etc

    There is a new employee at my workplace who calls herself Shiraz.
    It's not her real name, it's the name she prefers to be known by.
    Sorry OP but I really dislike it.

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    Just to be clear, I don't think there was any intended racism here.

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    So it's ok to misinterpret the intent of someone's post and call them classless but not ok to start a light hearted thread on a parenting forum without doing in depth research first?

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    Oh doh! Just went right back to the beginning of the thread...

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    I think starting a post to ridicule an actual name rather than making one up, is classless. I didn't misinterpret anything, that's exactly what the post was here for.

    Look, I just know how I would feel if I saw my name being ripped to shreds like this. I'm just calling it as I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    Have come in a little late on this one and the horse has already bolted etc etc

    There is a new employee at my workplace who calls herself Shiraz.
    It's not her real name, it's the name she prefers to be known by.
    Sorry OP but I really dislike it.
    That's different.

    I'm going to ask my work colleagues to refer to me as Bacardi from now on

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    I get where you're coming from. But there are ways, like - hey, just FYI, don't know if you're aware, but this is actually a real name in certain parts of the world. Might be a bit hurtful for someone with this name to stumble across this thread.

    Or, hey, you're all classless.

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