Seems quite a common thing. I remember my dad always talking about an old friend he had called Chalky White.
Didnt Jim Davidson also joke about Chalky?
Times change as The comedians that used to be on TV would never be shown now . My Dad thought nothing of being openly racist as did my brother who was in the forces . We all now it isn't acceptable and if most people say something wrong it is a slip and you usually apologise straight away . The twitter rants at Holgate are malicious and need to be dealt with as such .