Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by lucky420 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:01 am

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:38 am

not only is it racist it's totally sexist.


how about HIM-pas, or HE-rpa, or the plural He-rpes?
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by tahiti_treat » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:13 am

"Serf" seems more accurate given the accounts that are coming out.

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Aurelia » Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:13 am

what you are talking about used to be called "wives"..long time ago to be sure

my was husband is on his 6th one

I on the other hand have discovered the joy of "no"

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:41 pm

Well no, these people are simply at their regular job, voluntarily working for a paycheck just like the rest of us who aren't independently wealthy. It just so happens that they are working on-location in BRC.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:33 pm

Alas, I doubt fate will grant me the privilege to bear witness, but at some point out on the playa there's going to be some Feather Head-Dressed wearing douche calling a Free-the-Sherpa activist a racist.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by unjonharley » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:56 pm

Sherpa are a hard working group of people.. They are payed up front.. If some one hands them shit, they walk off... I have seen this on the news more than once..
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Zhust » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:53 am

Probably "Burning Man Personal Assistant" is an accurate title, leading us to "burnpa." :roll:
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Elderberry » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:16 am

Zhust wrote:Probably "Burning Man Personal Assistant" is an accurate title, leading us to "burnpa." :roll:
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by unjonharley » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:35 am

Just to keep the shit stiring.. I'll be calling mine porters..

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:06 pm

tummler wrote:Not racist, since the Sherpa are not a race. If you use "sherpa" to mean "schlepper," for fuck's sake, at least use lowercase.

Unnecessary appropriation, for sure. Who says, "Jew someone down" or "get gypped" any more? How are those different from calling the hired help "sherpa"?

The Sherpas of Nepal are not a race, they're a ethnic group of about 152,000 people in Nepal. For your reading education:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherpa_people

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Lonesomebri » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:55 pm

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:30 pm

Somehow, I don't think so.

Bottom line: We are all human beings. People. Homo sapiens.

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by maladroit » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:34 pm

^Rhino! wrote:Somehow, I don't think so.

Bottom line: We are all human beings. People. Homo sapiens.

There is, to me, no color line, no line of sexual orientation, no line of gender, none of the things in the past that caused people to discriminate against individuals or groups. It's a hard lesson to learn well, but one worth learning.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:18 pm

maladroit wrote:
^Rhino! wrote:Somehow, I don't think so.

Bottom line: We are all human beings. People. Homo sapiens.

There is, to me, no color line, no line of sexual orientation, no line of gender, none of the things in the past that caused people to discriminate against individuals or groups. It's a hard lesson to learn well, but one worth learning.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by kiboy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:41 pm

Oh boy another P&P thread with even less content. Yipee!

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by tummler » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:10 pm

I thought this was the geeking out about the nuances of language and terminology thread.

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:03 am

tummler wrote:I thought this was the geeking out about the nuances of language and terminology thread.
Good. Then I'm in the right place as a professional scientist.

There has been, for a number of years, a trend in the literature to expand the vocabulary to make it less-than-accessible to the non-scientist by using words with Greek and Latin roots. Instead of 'algal mound' we say 'stromatolite' and so on. I question the excessive use of such terminology if it doesn't add to or enhance the understanding of the science. For after all, calling a shovel a "geotome' doesn't make it any sharper.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Major Krash » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:06 am

Oompa Loompa?
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Doctor VonBacon » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:59 am

^Rhino! wrote: For after all, calling a shovel a "geotome' doesn't make it any sharper.
No, but it does mean that the government will buy geotomes @ $150/each instead of shovels @ $12/ea.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Doctor VonBacon wrote:
^Rhino! wrote: For after all, calling a shovel a "geotome' doesn't make it any sharper.
No, but it does mean that the government will buy geotomes @ $150/each instead of shovels @ $12/ea.
The only hand tools that I know of that cost that much are made of pure beryllium, which doesn't spark. That's a critical thing in underground mining, especially in areas where there's methane concentrations just above the lower explosive limit.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:20 am

Major Krash wrote:Oompa Loompa?
Better reserve that term for somewhere else - -

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:01 pm

Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?
I wasn't so sure until I considered having buttons made up to gift that had the word "Sherpa" on it with a big red slash thru it, it was either that or the term "No Sherpas".
Both ways it felt, to me, kinda racist.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:24 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?
I wasn't so sure until I considered having buttons made up to gift that had the word "Sherpa" on it with a big red slash thru it, it was either that or the term "No Sherpas".
Both ways it felt, to me, kinda racist.
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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:27 pm

^Rhino! wrote:
Major Krash wrote:Oompa Loompa?
Better reserve that term for somewhere else - -

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by A-RockLeFrench » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:37 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?
I wasn't so sure until I considered having buttons made up to gift that had the word "Sherpa" on it with a big red slash thru it, it was either that or the term "No Sherpas".
Both ways it felt, to me, kinda racist.
Well, if anyone calls you out on it you can just play the snark card.

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Re: Is calling a turnkey employee a "sherpa" racist?

Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:58 pm

Flying Monkey, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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