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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    I’m just curious how many of you would actually be brave enough to say it to a group of Maori people and see what the reaction is. My bet is you would probably not have the guts to say it.

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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by QW. View Post
    I’m just curious how many of you would actually be brave enough to say it to a group of Maori people and see what the reaction is. My bet is you would probably not have the guts to say it.
    Not a group, but when talking to some people if they use Maori and I cant get the jist of it I say - Sorry but I don't understand Maori, what does that mean please, Every time its gone - ok and use english. It all depends on how you approach it, if you get all aggro the response will be the same.
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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    I have a few maori friends. They use words often, if I don't know it, I say what is "x". and they just say (whatever it is). No-one gets offended, I have learned a few words now so I know what it is.

    I have no intention of taking up study of it, but nor does it bother me if they do it.
    I was also in a butchers yesterday, and a lady there was doing it, english/persian? I think? So, not my problem, the one she was talking to wasn't having an issue so why should I care?

    get over it.....
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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    I have a few maori friends. They use words often, if I don't know it, I say what is "x". and they just say (whatever it is). No-one gets offended, I have learned a few words now so I know what it is.

    I have no intention of taking up study of it, but nor does it bother me if they do it.
    I was also in a butchers yesterday, and a lady there was doing it, english/persian? I think? So, not my problem, the one she was talking to wasn't having an issue so why should I care?

    get over it.....
    Nz is multicultural now but maori were here first.
    Well, second.- but they very wisely avoided treaties with the people they stirred up and used a different form of settlement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Well, second.- but they very wisely avoided treaties with the people they stirred up and used a different form of settlement.
    Yes, as A.B (Banjo) Patterson wrote in his poem on "The Maori Wool".

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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    So who do you imagine where here first then ?
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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    Moriori
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    Default Re: What a load of rubbish!

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    So who do you imagine where here first then ?
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    Yes, the Moriori....although some maori will tell you they were on the Chathams, regardless the difference between them wasn't that huge so lets just say maori and not nitpick.
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    And the Taranaki Maoris charted a ship went over and killed most of them. I have told my kids if they speak Maori or do that exaggerated maoris pronunciation they will be down the road. They aint living in my house anymore.
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