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A Very Old Fallacy . . .

Oh dear, it looks like you've committed the social fallacy of OVERGENERALIZATION. In an overgeneralization, a person attributes a facet, whether true or not, to a group of people or, in some instances, the world in general. Do you really believe that Gypsies are the new mob? Surely not every caravan...
by PerogeeGirl
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:06 am
 
Forum: Main
Topic: All about the Romany...
Replies: 14
Views: 10794

A mixed message. . .

I think you might have missed the message. I was wondering why the Roma called themselves Roma (which they do for we who are either gorga, gadje, or half), not what the cultures around the world call them (which are as varied as the forms of Roma language). Actually, a friend who is a 'gypsy' from G...
by PerogeeGirl
Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:17 am
 
Forum: Main
Topic: All about the Romany...
Replies: 14
Views: 10794

Palmistry

Dukering- fortune telling (Romany Vocabulary) What about Palmistry? Who doesn't think about gypsies when it comes to palm readings? They go, shall we say, hand in hand. Palm prints were man's earliest signature. It stands to reason for us now because we understand how specific the prints on the palm...
by PerogeeGirl
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Main
Topic: All about the Romany...
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Romany For Today: Fortune Telling with Tarot

Dukering- fortune telling (Romany Vocabulary) What about Tarot? When the Romany arrived in Europe, they brought many of their traditions with them from India. While several of these peoples have adopted modern faiths to match their country of residence, Pagan and Hindu beliefs are still rampant in t...
by PerogeeGirl
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:33 pm
 
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Topic: All about the Romany...
Replies: 14
Views: 10794

Talking....

No, I have not seen the film Angelo My Love; would you reccomend it? Anyway, alot of the Roma that I am intimate with tend to deny that their name comes from Romania, but then again the ones here in the United States may be a little more seperated from their culture than the traditional ones of Euro...
by PerogeeGirl
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:06 am
 
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Topic: All about the Romany...
Replies: 14
Views: 10794

The name....

have two theories about the term Roma or Romany. 1). News travels slowly in Europe, especially back in the ancient times. Gypsies were called just that because of the misconception that they were from Egypt, right? What if the peoples wanted to establish the idea that they were free and legal citize...
by PerogeeGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:05 am
 
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Topic: All about the Romany...
Replies: 14
Views: 10794

All about the Romany...

Has anyone ever considered where the name Roma or Romany came from? I have two theories. Does anyone else have any?

Namaste'
Elizabeth Athineu
by PerogeeGirl
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:02 am
 
Forum: Main
Topic: All about the Romany...
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