Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/04/29/fotw_2904/

'You are racist chavscum' bellows irate reader

Ooh dear, oh dear, oh dear

By Lucy Sherriff

Posted in Bootnotes, 29th April 2005 12:37 GMT

FoTW Oh dear. We really need to have a think about cobbling together some more sensitive humour detectors for some of you lot, our beloved readers, to download.

This week, we wrote about a Bristol, England-based IT consultancy, Cholo Consultancy. Most likely unbeknownst to the founders of same, the word Cholo is, we reported, defined in the Urban Dictionary as follows:

A cholo is term implying a Hispanic male that typically dresses in chinos (khahki pants), a wifebeater sleeveless teeshirt or a flannel shirt with only the top buttoned, a hairnet, or with a bandana around the forehead, usually halfway down over the eyes. Cholos often have black ink tattoos, commonly involving Catholic imagery, or calligraphy messages or family names.

Ho ho! we thought, chuckling to ourselves at the mental image of a computer shop (in Bristol, no less) being staffed by such exciting people.

Seems the joke went past one reader at some altitude. We'd name and shame, but he cleverly wrote in under a daft pseudonym. Didn't you, Hammer?

It just so happens I know the origin of cholo-consultancy and it has nothing to do with hispanic males. Cholo was a game from back in the c64 days http://www.ovine.net/game-cholo.php and I find your statements quite offensive.

It takes quite the ignorant racist to believe what you may have read about some particular race,nationality,creed, lackthereof. Perhaps you may not like it if I reffered to you as chavscum. Do your research and dont insult nationalities without first understanding WTF you're talking about.

Sometimes, you have to wonder why you bother, really. ®