Re: Project for someone with time and will: website update
On Friday 29 April 2011 05:59:21 Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > website built by a bloke. No disrespect intended to any man with
> I just followed that thread but I'm blocked by something: as a
> non-native speaker of English language, I can't get all the subtleties
> of the above word. For some reason (which may be wrong), I take it as
Here in England (and I know such things may differ across the English speaking
world) the term "bloke" carries no derogatory statement or implication
<quote> (Australian, New Zealand, UK, South African, colloquial) A man
(usually in the sense: the typical ‘man on the street’, an ordinary,
down-to-earth man </quote>
In this discussion, it is just a colloquial substitute for the word "man",
with no conotations at all.
It is most certainly not offensive. The word in general is either neuter or
intended as a compliment.
The reason that you can't get all the subtleties is that there aren't any.