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Why do they call us Romans?

Postby tsukoui » Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:43 pm

As I've said, some disputes predate "race". However some disputes are still wrong. Is there a more politically correct term that the "Mongols" use to describe us? Should we give them one?

And Lordo, since your so smart, is it pronounced T...errr...gish or Tire-gish?
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby Paphitis » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:00 pm

tsukoui wrote:As I've said, some disputes predate "race". However some disputes are still wrong. Is there a more politically correct term that the "Mongols" use to describe us? Should we give them one?

And Lordo, since your so smart, is it pronounced T...errr...gish or Tire-gish?


Because of the Eastern Roman Empire - Byzantine Empire.

It was the Ottomans which came up with this term.
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby Nikitas » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:23 pm

It is a cynical barely concealed racist term, meant to deny Greekness. They call Greeks Yunnan, that ties with the original meaning of "westerner", all other Greek communities are called Rum, that is how they refer to GCs, Pontians, Constantinopolites, and others. Whenever anyone refers to me as a Rum Kibrisli i correct them and insist on Yunnan Kibrisli. That puts their nose out of joint even if they are self proclaimed left wing radicals who protest that they reject nationalist philosophies.
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:33 pm

The Romans systematically tried to morph into Greeks - whom they found awesome and envied - by absorbing Greek gods, philosophy, drama etc - basically acquire all the great Greek attributes. This they did in similar style to what the Turks do perpetually. Steal and change names.

However, tsukoui, since you like such things .... :) .... did you know that one of the most pejorative things the English used to say about anyone was?

Have you heard the phrase ... "To turn Turk" ?

You really couldn't insult anyone by any worse means than to say that about them. :wink:
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:47 pm

Oh and since phrases are the order of the day - have found some etymological history on "Ottoman" from some ~1680s source.

The Otto part comes from the old Persian word for tent. So stringing the two together is presumably because the turks were men of tents - i.e. nomads.
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:51 pm

Why do they call us Romans?


Because they are stupid.
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby Cap » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:54 pm

Is there a more politically correct term that the "Mongols" use to describe us?


who the fk are you referring to when you say 'us'?
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby kurupetos » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:01 pm

Cap wrote:
Is there a more politically correct term that the "Mongols" use to describe us?


who the fk are you referring to when you say 'us'?

'Us' probably means London Cypriots (charlies). :lol:
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby Lordo » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:01 am

let me learn you a few facts boys and robotic lady.
osmanli never called greeks from greece rum they were called yunanli. they refer to greece as yunanistan. where as the charluis before they go to londonstan are refered to as rum.

these are unavoidable truths.

when it comes to terks you average rum pleb cannot pronounce terggis properly and hence it sound like terggish. what is language if it is not alive and does not evolve. it becomes greek. you see even even death is greek.


my dear woman you got it all wrong baby. osmanli were never refereed to as ottoman by the persians, only by the greeks because they were plebs. osmanlis was called that because of the padishah who started the empire was called osman. perfectly usable name to this day. in fact just like your average charlui has an uncle bob, you average terg has an uncle called osman.

listen to the cannon and the mehder. this is what the yunanlis heard just before constinapole was transfered over to the proper empire and renamed appropriately as istanbul. istan means land and bul means find and grab. it all makes perfect sense once you grapple with the basics.

apparently it was osman was the king who opened the doors of baghdad and fought with his head under his armpit for three days. thats what the song says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX_Euq300OM
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Re: Why do they call us Romans?

Postby Lordo » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:02 am

and by the way this is what they did to your ladies once they dispatched the pleb men.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpeNcnSknRo
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