I sometimes find some jokes about fobs to be incredibly condescending, especially when many of us call some of them mother and father. I was actually kind of shocked whenever I first heard the slang term, “fob.”
Sometimes the humor can be a cute nod to people we know and their tendencies, and sometimes it has a demeaning, they’re-creepy-and-dumb vibe.
I just find it to be a bit crass. Especially whenever some of us go “home” and have the tables turned on us once a year or so. I get why diaspora communities and younger generations have come up with inside labels, but sometimes its screwed up. There are social and generational differences that should be openly discussed and can be used for the sake of humor, but if it has that teen angst know-it-all feel its just annoying.
I didn’t grow up near a large diaspora community though, so maybe I don’t understand it as well. Before college it was pretty much just Americans and then “fobs” abroad or that came visiting for me. Being exposed to people around my age within diaspora communities is still a relatively new thing for me.
I don’t always get the mentality.
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It’s such a repulsive term.
seinedoll reblogged this from roxygen and added:
I always find these jokes incredibly tasteless lol. It reminds me that when they were younger, my brothers used to be...
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