[kj] Vienna

Tim Bucknall tim.bucknall at btinternet.com
Sun Mar 27 03:15:25 EST 2005

apparently it originated in India under British Rule as short hand for 
"worthy oriental gentleman" IE: an Indian Prince  or dignitary , then 
The Normal British Soldiers got hold of it and started throwing it 
around at anyone with Dark Skin, thus a racist insult was born
thats what i heard anyway

Alexander Smith wrote:

> In Hugh Cornwell's "Song by Song" book, he defends "I Feel Like a Wog" 
> (which fuckin' rocks, btw, especially the live rendition on LIVE 
> X-CERPT), by citing that WOG is derived from the acronym "western 
> oriented gentleman," and thus not necessarily a pejorative. Yeah, pull 
> the other one, Hugh.
> Alex in NYC
> On Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 02:01 PM, GregSlawson at aol.com wrote:
>     Actually, the Stranglers album I first posted about was
>     "Dreamtime", not "Aural Sculpture". Again, it is so different from
>     their early stuff. What the fuck? I feel like a wog!
>     P.S. What is a wog? Never hear the term in the US.
>     P.P.S Good to hear some people are trying to have fun at the
>     shows. Some 80s bands that play here, the audience just stands
>     there. Moshing and slamming has been co-opted by the horrible
>     "hardcore" metal scene, which seems to be big now.
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