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  • What the debate is about now is that instead of the traditional protestant/catholic, jews, romany … Europe is talking about much browner kind of people.

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Way

  • Later, as we stood outside the smoking ruin that only hours previously had been a fully functional Police Station, I turned to Lestrade, who, wrapped in a tartan blanket, looked for all the world like a romany gypsy.

    The Case Of The Limehouse Golem

  • There is some perverse pleasure in imagining every banker having to go through the same ordeal- now,if we can justfind a genuine gypsy with credit problems, with CCJs coming out of her romany tuckus, whose in arrearswe might be able to get the ball rolling on Drag Me To Hell: The Reality Show.

    Five Reasons To See DRAG ME TO HELL | Obsessed With Film

  • I'm skinny, a geek, frizzy haired, brown skinned, part aboriginal, part irish, part romany- ask me about being left out picked on.

    A Little Rough Around The Edges

  • One time he would be a playactor, then a sutler or a welsher, then nought would keep him from the bearpit and the cocking main, then he was for the ocean sea or to hoof it on the roads with the romany folk, kidnapping a squire's heir by favour of moonlight or fecking maids 'linen or choking chicken behind a hedge.

    Ulysses

  • The word roma = gypsy and the language romany = gypsy were invented by the EU after 1990 to create confusion between gypsies and Romanians.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • I heard rumours as a kid that my great grandfather was a romany too.

    London SE1 community website

  • I am a romany Gypsy i talk to police regarding Gypsy Traveller isues, may i add some of your storys are shocking and i do not agree with crime, but you fale to say in your chats that we ie Gypsy Travellers are not all the same, the way you all speak we are. i no of houseing astates in lots of towns that have stolen cars stolen allsorts but thay are not Gypsys but it dose not mean that all people who live in houses are crims, i could talk about Gypsy experanses with the police as well in a lot of cases thay are not nice, gos bouth ways you see, as for the word piky yes it is an insult as for the person that said thay call us Gorgies yes thats true but it is the romani word for a non Gypsy it is not ment to be avensive.

    Everyday Ends With A Why « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • only one small note--it seems that esma begins her song in serbian and then switches to romany just after the 2:30 minute mark.

    pop! of the week: djelem djelem

  • One time he would be a playactor, then a sutler or a welsher, then nought would keep him from the bearpit and the cocking main, then he was for the ocean sea or to hoof it on the roads with the romany folk, kidnapping a squire’s heir by favour of moonlight or fecking maids’ linen or choking chicken behind a hedge.

    Ulysses

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