Gay men and women today may identify with racial minorities, but for most of the past century, gays were lumped in with crazies, alkies
, spinsters, and eccentrics--they all ate at the same unmentionable table, preferably hidden.
Shahbaz sparked the latest row last night when he attacked Lisa for being drunk, branding her an "imbecile" and telling her: "I'm very hostile to alkies
They're just like alkies
, or chain-smokers or food freaks, only worse.
You do get your alkies
but you also have those with a bit of money," he said.
Line-up: Bravehearts v Windmill B, Bermuda v Maz's Weekenders, Alfie's Five v Fife Street Nomads, Cabbage Cracks v Phil's Marauders, The Crew v The Dipsticks, Frag's Five v Wendy's Wonders, Wilf's Five v Fife Street Alkies
If I get another three points, it'll go up by pounds 1,500; a further three, and I'll be banned from driving, lose my job, lapse into alcoholic homelessness and wind up with the alkies
, junkies, crazies and glue-drinkers on Taff Embankment.
They are seen as junkies or alkies
and all things derogatory.
FORGET, for a moment, the cliched images of hopeless alkies
being given sobering advice - because there are times when drink IS the answer.
have repeatedly thrown away the chance to win Wednesday Division One and did so again when they slumped to 5-0 defeat against British Gas.
Yet if it's a non-famous person, they're called alkies
and junkies, and there's no sympathy whatsoever.
Instead, they pounced on a cynically skewed view of a Scotland they understand - a drug-addled hell full of benefit scroungers and alkies
- faster than you can say social welfare.
There were no surprises in Division One, with Culver Rovers and Cadoxton Alkies
still battling it out for the title.
They end up mad alkies
and wanting to fight and get in trouble.
Convincing wins for Culver Rovers and Cadoxton Alkies
see little change at the top of Wednesday Division One, while bottom side The Quins picked up a handy point against Baybridge.
If the junkies have their methadone and the alkies
their new livers, why deny the fat ones their surgery?