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Re: Guns, race, religion, terror, wingnut thread

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun May 12, 2019 4:17 pm

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OK, I give up. What's a four-letter word starting in P that's derogatory to what appears to be Indian, Pakistani, or something similar?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football ... -year-old/
Paki (slur)

"Paki" is a racial slur typically used towards people of Pakistani descent, and often indiscriminately directed towards people of perceived South Asian descent. The slur is used by mainly certain Europeans to refer to Pakistanis, Afghans, Indians, Bangladeshis, or anyone resembling Pakistani descent. Middle easterners have also been targeted more so after mass migration from certain countries. The slur is used chiefly in the United Kingdom and is also considered pejorative in Canada.

In the United Kingdom and Canada, the term "Paki" is commonly associated with "Paki-bashing", violent attacks against people of South Asian origin, chiefly Pakistanis.
I did not know that it's a slur, or at least not a serious one. I thought it was just shorthand.
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Unread post by O Really » Sun May 12, 2019 4:31 pm

Neutral-sounding words can certainly be used in a derogatory manner, but that does seem pretty mild. More like saying "there goes a bl**k guy than saying "there goes a N****r." From the doctor's reaction, I expected much worse.

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Unread post by O Really » Sun May 12, 2019 4:35 pm

I had no idea there were so many words to insult people with...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs

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O Really wrote:
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I had no idea there were so many words to insult people with...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ethnic_slurs
Of course not, you're a __________. ;)
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Unread post by O Really » Mon May 13, 2019 11:06 am

And yet, they had no problem getting guns.

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Unread post by O Really » Mon May 13, 2019 8:33 pm

Poll says that 56% of Americans don't want kids taught Arabic numerals. We have some bad news


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5 ... e-bad-news

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O Really wrote:
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Poll says that 56% of Americans don't want kids taught Arabic numerals. We have some bad news


https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5 ... e-bad-news
Hilarious. I can hardly wait until the signs on highways revert to "Asheville XXXII miles" and "Speed Limit LXV" Too bad there isn't a Roman numeral that's written XLAX. I will have to brush up since I can't remember if you put a line over or under a number to indicate multiplying it by ten, I mean X

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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon May 13, 2019 9:20 pm

neoplacebo wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm
O Really wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:33 pm
Poll says that 56% of Americans don't want kids taught Arabic numerals. We have some bad news

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5 ... e-bad-news
Hilarious. I can hardly wait until the signs on highways revert to "Asheville XXXII miles" and "Speed Limit LXV" Too bad there isn't a Roman numeral that's written XLAX
56-44, say, would have been bad enough, but it's much, much worse:

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No surprise with the Repugs, but the independents are depressing, as are the 34% + 26% of Dems:

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We are screwed.
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