first of all i was upset to read of what other people have wrote about gypsies. that is your image of a gypsy and there way of life but its not like that. gypsies are not treated fairly as for the publicity they get, its all negative.
anyway being a gypsy im sure i would know what the word is more than someone who doesnt share that respect.
a gypsy is a blood line. its not to do with the way you look or anything like that it runs through your blood, like if someone is spanish, french etc.
some gypsies travel, others dont and have adjusted to the modern way of living. they travel with family and close friends which is why they come across in large groups. they travel in caravans usually but years ago gypsies travelled in wagons with horses. alot of gypsies are disrespected in many different ways, so some choose to rebel against law and feel why should we respect those who dont respect us. if gypsies where given a fair chance then maybe people could see how friendly and giving these people are. most gypsies make a living of there own, like dealing.. years ago gypsy men dealt horses and a few other things. things have changed alot over the years for gypsies, although most gypsy women stay at home and look after the home, children etc. i personally have had many people disrespect me for who i am, for know apparent reason so sometimes i do feel like fuck it, why should i treat people nicely when all i get is shit. although some people do not look at you as scum and what they think a gypsy should be, they look at you as a person and i thank people like that.
"we have a new gypsy in the neibourhood, maybe we could give them a chance and be nice" for once.