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    What will "candy floss racism" mean idiomatically

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    I think Lord Desai was trying to suggest that's it's trivial and inconsequential, unlike other uglier and more serious forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rameshpahwa View Post
    What will "candy floss racism" mean idiomatically
    I think Tdol's right. I don't know the context though, and it seems to me an odd collocation. ('Candy floss' is that insubstantial and sticky stuff spun from sugar and sold at fair-grounds; 'cotton candy', I think, in some parts of the world; elsewhere barbe de papa: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...andy_floss.jpg )

    Maybe Lord Desai was using a deliberate oxymoron - like 'champagne socialism'.

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