BUT, I don't object if any of my ethnic friends call me 'Snowdrop', (which they do), so I don't see any problem with my term.
NOW, if I said "f'cin murdering r@g-heads"
, then that would be different.
We have a West Indian gentleman who comes into our local club, and he is called, affectionately, 'Sooty'. He loves it !
It's only when malice is intended it becomes racist.
Why do we, in leafy Surrey, refer to young girls from Essex as 'Sharron' ?
Why do we call Irishmen 'Paddy' ?
Perhaps I ought to drop the r@g-head
, and just refer to them as 'Mustapha' !