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Play the white man

Posted by James Briggs on October 20, 2000

In Reply to: Play the white man posted by Lynne Penn on October 20, 2000

: Does this mean: grit your teeth and do as asked?

No. It's old fashioned and is meant to represent the honour and chivalry shown by the European colonists when they goverened their old 19th century empires, and showed their subjects how 'proper'people behaved. Not a very acceptable idea these days!