The term ‘pikey’ is also very offensive to Travellers (comes from the word ‘pike’).
Travellers used to be okay with being called ‘gypsy; until the word ‘gypo’ became a common insult.Both have a nomadic lifestyle but are separate ethnic groups. There is much debate about their history, however Romany Gypsies are said to have their roots in India and came to Europe in the 13th century, while Travellers are mainly of Irish origin.3.Irish Travellers used to be referred to as ‘tinkers.’ A tinker is a skillful person that mends pots, pans and plates of locals as they move from place to place.The show not only became a national addiction, it also created widespread debate about this secretive and often-misunderstood community.
But aside from the extravagant jewel-encrusted dresses and big hair, how much do you really know about Gyspies and Travellers? There are two types of Gypsies – Roma Gypsies and Irish Travellers.Dont marry him cos i can tell ya wat will happen, ya mam n daddy wont let ya for 1 n ya aint even 16 bet ya cnt even Hoover lol dnt be havin kids neither cos then no one will want ya wen he leaves ya n it will mess ya life up, jst go find yaself a nice gorje boi instead lol x Idk how to use this lol but to all em gels sayin they wanna be a gypsy wife of watever, no ya dont u dinlows i dnt fink u understand how hard it is yano spend ya life doin it n i bet yas be wishin u were gorje gels??