A phrase used by people too stupid to know that rocketry is an engineering discipline and not a science at all.
Manager: "Can't you do anything right? It's not rocket science!"
Worker: "Actually, rocketry is an engineering discipline."
Manager: "You're fired."
A more derogatory version of half caste
used to describe people of mixed race
. Made more offensive maybe by the implied casually dismissive nature of the phrase. Often pronounced arf chat
Regionally popular in the UK (South Eastern England among older people and possibly a phrase coined by soldiers during the British colonial occupation of India in the 19th century.
“Ooh… what a beautiful baby. Shame she looks a bit half chat though. Who's the father?”
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