Gees, sonicsteve, how glad i am being an old bugger who grew up in an age of not so strict polically correctness when one of my best school mates was called Wog. He was of italian decent and an absolutely charmiing chap about being called that too. In fact he prefered his nicname rather than his real name. His name is on the map because later in life he committed suicide.
Dibbles, Kars, Blimp, Brownie, Wog, Legend, Jules and Buster were all nicnames that my school friends of both sexes had, and we never had problems with these names.
Somehow the world has got into a big mess about names.
However, if anyone else thinks it needs to be replaced because of some wikipedia definition which i find totally out of whack anyways, then i will do so.
It was not meant to be applied to your reference nor to offend anyone in the UK, nor anywhere else.
Thanks for changing it, and sorry to mess up a tribute to your friend.
If you'd lived in the UK in the 70s and 80s, you would probably find the defintion very accurate, and not at all 'out of whack'.
I'm an old bugger myself, and it's a word I hadn't heard in 20 years or more, but last time I heard, "Oi, Wog" it was basically shorthand for "Hey, you black bastard (and your mate - I was his mate), we're gonna give you both a good kicking", and immediately followed by the rumble of boots in our direction.
People may think political correctness has gone mad, but personally I'd rather live in a World without pejorative language, which racists use to depersonalise their violent behaviour.
Anyway - Thanks for changing it!