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    Quote Originally Posted by deecoily View Post
    When I first came to Australia 20 years ago, they had Golliwog cookies in the supermarkets. They were chocolate of course.

    They didn't deem it as offensive. I did. So I (and lots of others) wrote letters to Arnotts and complained and made a ruckus until they did something about it. They eventually renamed them Scalliwag and then discontinued the entire line.
    Wow....I always found this as an offense term so I wonder why they changed it to that. Good thing they just discontinued it altogether. SMH.

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    ^^^Scalliwag?!

    *gags and dies*

    Glad that crap was taken care of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenachie View Post
    i read enid blyton books (and LOVED them) as a kid. I knew what a golliwog looked like then and have learnt since what it represents. I'm not exactly offended by the collectibles and their presence in books and I find it interesting that they have now been replaced with goblins in blyton's books.

    ^^^ Exactly what you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HunnyLuv82 View Post
    What upsets me about most about this is that the woman said that the golliwogs were a top seller in her store. Meaning that people either don't know the history behind such things or don't care because they think they are "cute". Those dolls are disgusting and atrocious. Here in the states we have the "Sambo" and "Aunt Jemima" caricatures. My mother and I have been collecting dolls, ads, whatever we can find with these types of images. For us, this part of our history, even though demeaning, stereotypical, and racist, it belongs to us. I am really upset about this...I can't even complete my thoughts upon it. I'll come back later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~GAN~ View Post
    Wow....I always found this as an offense term so I wonder why they changed it to that. Good thing they just discontinued it altogether. SMH.
    Wow. I did not know the history of the word "scallywag" until I read your post. Thanks.

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    they should be banned for no other reason than plain ugliness. i mean, look at that hair...

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