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"pikeys" who come calling

German translation: Zigeuner, Rabe, Schwarze, -gypsy or vagrant,

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English term or phrase:pikey
German translation:Zigeuner, Rabe, Schwarze, -gypsy or vagrant,
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17:11 May 17, 2003
English to German translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: "pikeys" who come calling
No one can deny that Gypsies are badly treated; but a culture of petty criminality in some Gypsy groups means that the prejudice often seems justified. Ask a farmer in Kent in south-east England, what he thinks of the **"pikeys" who come calling.**
izy
Local time: 15:57
Zigeuner
Explanation:
Die Zigeuner, die an die Tür klopfen

pikey - a gypsy or vagrant. This term comes from the 'Kentish' dialect word 'pike' meaning 'toll-gate'. Later in the 19th century 'a pike' was 'a road'.


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Note added at 2003-05-17 17:25:36 (GMT)
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- \"Zigeuner\" ist hier noch eher die harmloseste Form, oft werden auch Schimpfwörter wie \"Raben\", \"Schwarze\" o.ä. verwendet. Auch wenn es einzelne Fälle der Assimilation in die Mehrheitsbevölkerung gibt, so trifft doch auf die allermeisten Roma die Diskriminierung aufgrund ihrer Zugehörigkeit zur ethnischen Gruppe der Roma zu.

http://www.arbeiterinnenstandpunkt.org/ast114u117roma.html
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Kim Metzger
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Local time: 09:57
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Thanks very much indeed, that was exactly what I waws looking for!
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Zigeuner


Explanation:
Die Zigeuner, die an die Tür klopfen

pikey - a gypsy or vagrant. This term comes from the 'Kentish' dialect word 'pike' meaning 'toll-gate'. Later in the 19th century 'a pike' was 'a road'.


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Note added at 2003-05-17 17:25:36 (GMT)
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- \"Zigeuner\" ist hier noch eher die harmloseste Form, oft werden auch Schimpfwörter wie \"Raben\", \"Schwarze\" o.ä. verwendet. Auch wenn es einzelne Fälle der Assimilation in die Mehrheitsbevölkerung gibt, so trifft doch auf die allermeisten Roma die Diskriminierung aufgrund ihrer Zugehörigkeit zur ethnischen Gruppe der Roma zu.

http://www.arbeiterinnenstandpunkt.org/ast114u117roma.html



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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 09:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
Grading comment
Thanks very much indeed, that was exactly what I waws looking for!

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