Pardon my ignorance,but is the word "Paki" a racist comment?. After the falling out at Strictly come dancing when the word was used, i kinda came to thinking - A shop in my neighborhood is known as Paki Harry's, it is known because the owner is from Pakistan and he has those words painted on his shop signage, he also introduces himself as Paki Harry. Listening to the politics show today about the Lisbon treaty etc, Polish people were refered to as Poles, British people were brits and the people from Checoslovaquia were refered to as Checs. Why is the word Paki refered to as a racist comment?, would'nt Poles also be the same and the word Brits?. What do you think?