Blackie

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Blackie may refer to:

People[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Blackie Parrish, on the soap opera General Hospital
  • Blackie Gallagher, a main character in the 1934 film Manhattan Melodrama, played by Mickey Rooney as a boy and Clark Gable as an adult

Other uses[edit]

  • Blackie (bird), Common Blackbird in Scottish English
  • Blackie (guitar), Eric Clapton's favorite Fender Stratocaster guitar
  • Blackie (horse), a Californian horse who became a local mascot
  • Blackie, Alberta, a hamlet in Canada
  • Blackie Lake, a lake in California
  • South African "Blackie" 0-4-2WT, a railroad locomotive
  • Blackie is also used as a racial term to insult African American, Black British, or another people of African descent.
  • Blackie for (at least) the last 40 years, has been used as an innocent nickname, for the British Army's aero-mechanical engineers. Although it has been used universally without malice or intent to cause offence, the term 'blackie' has now become subject to political correctness and the wantant disregard for tradition. The nickname (it has been decided) may be misconstrued to be derogatory or a racist reference and will no longer be tollerated.

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