Slurs

slurs, verbal harassment, etc.

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1. nigger, N-word, nig, spade, etc.

CP, 10/11/03: The conventions for expressive content words:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000035.html

ML, 9/22/04: Three vs. four asterisks at Boondocks:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001478.html

RS, 3/17/06: The N-word in the news again:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002934.html

AZ, 5/11/06: The hispanicization of American baseball, the status of Puerto Rico, and the achievements of Roberto Clemente:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003135.html

JM, 5/31/06: “What up, nick–?”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003209.html

HH, 12/9/06: Linguistic cartoon update update:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003885.html

GP, 12/11/06: Nigger, nigger, on the wall:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003893.html

GP, 2/2/07: Taboos of the nation:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004138.html

HH, 3/30/07: Oliver/Wilmore investigates: N-word!:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004350.html

BZ, 3/30/07: More N-word meta-humor:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004351.html

3/6/11: Obscenity and literary merit:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/obscenity-and-literary-merit/

1/25/12: “a word now shunned”:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/a-word-now-shunned/
nigger

3/26/12: Flat denial:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/flat-denial/
nig

4/16/12: Using a racial slur:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/using-a-racial-slur/
avoidance of nigger

6/12/12: Plain talk in the NYT:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/plain-talk-in-the-nyt/
using nigger; avoiding it

8/3/12: On the taboo/slur watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/on-the-tabooslur-watch/
avoiding nigger and nigga

11/2/15: David Hammons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/02/david-hammons/
spade

11/3/15: Minstrelsy:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/03/minstrelsy/
coon

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2. Other ethnic and racial slurs

GN, 10/7/03: Fenimore Cooper, call your office:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000029.html
redskin

CP, 10/11/03: The conventions for expressive content words:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/000035.html
redskin

BPo, 12/23/04: Kemosabe:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001742.html
kemosabe

RS, 7/17/05: Adverbial license:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002338.html
redskin

BZ, 8/16/06: Makaku, Macaco, Macaque, Macaca…
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003458.html
macaca

ML, 8/19/06: More on macaca-gate:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003471.html
macaca

BZ, 9/22/06: Macaca-watch continues:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003606.html
macaca

DB, 1/21/07: Lumps in the melting pot:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004072.html
ching chong

GP, 2/5/09: Pakigate, Sootygate, Gollygate:

Pakigate, Sootygate, Gollygate

paki, Sooty, golliwog

GP, 2/6/09: Half golliwogs and other UK linguistic news:

Half golliwogs and other UK linguistic news

GP, 2/9/09: Racial epithets, pragmatics, and semantics:

Racial epithets, pragmatics, and semantics

2/20/12: The Chink files:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/the-chink-files/
chink

3/9/12: At 8:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/at-8/
slant, slope

4/23/12: me no likie:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/04/23/me-no-likie/
pidgin Chinese in things like No tickee no washee

8/30/12: Brief mention: Chink, the slur 8/30/12:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/brief-mention-chink-the-slur-83012/
Chinky

10/1/12: On the ethnic slur watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/on-the-ethnic-slur-watch/
Redskin

4/28/13: chicano:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/04/28/chicano/
etymology and history

10/30/15: French laundry, Hostess products, and incoherent ramblings:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/10/30/french-laundry-hostess-products-and-incoherent-ramblings/
French laundry (versus Chinese laundry)

11/23/15: Using an ethnic slur:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/23/using-an-ethnic-slur/
NYT: a slur for the Chinese, not identified

3/19/16: Cheech:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/19/cheech/
Chicano/chicano as derogatory of Mexican-Americans, since largely

8/16/17: Gay slurs in New Zealand:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/16/gay-slurs-in-new-zealand/
NZ offensive slang hori ‘Maori’

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3. Fag(got), F-word, etc.

AZ, 7/4/06: Avoiding the other F-word:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003319.html

AZ, 1/23/07: On the offensive language beat: use vs. mention, avoidance:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004086.html

GP, 3/6/07: Calling people faggot:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004277.html

ML, 8/18/09: Think B4 you speak:

Think B4 You Speak

9/23/09: Lifting shirts:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/lifting-shirts/
shirt-lifter

ML, 11/5/09: The F word:

The F Word

GP, 2/12/11: That little faggot, he’s a millionaire:

That little faggot, he’s a millionaire

banned in Canada

11/24/14: fairy X
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/24/fairy-x/
including homosexual sense of fairy

11/4/15: Bullshido, bullshtein, and cork soakers:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/04/bullshido-bullshtein-and-cork-soakers/
cocksucker as anti-gay slur

12/6/15: Gay Porn Portal:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/06/gay-porn-portal/
cocksucker ‘fellator’, ‘gay man, queer’ neutrally, as anti-gay slur, as generalized insult

3/12/16: Fruit loops:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/12/fruit-loops/
fruit as well as fag and fairy

5/17/16: Pebbles:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/17/pebbles/
fruity

10/21/16: Another Spanish lesson:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/21/another-spanish-lesson/
butterfly (boy)

11/25/16: Swish Zwicky:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/25/swish-zwicky/
swish, nelly

1/8/17: The highly evolved fashion sense of faggots:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/08/the-highly-evolved-fashion-sense-of-faggots/
Italian frocio ‘faggot, queer’

1/31/17: fudge:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/31/fudge/
fudge-packer ‘homosexual man, faggot’ (from butt-fucking as the characteristic practice of faggots

2/8/17: The rarest of slurs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/08/the-rarest-of-slurs/
red rider: dubious as anti-gay slur

4/4/17: Quick, Bruce, the blat!:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/04/quick-bruce-the-blat/
slurs for gay men: flit, fruit

4/15/17: The maiden, the monster, and the hero:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/15/the-maiden-the-monster-and-the-hero/
homo, sissy

4/16/17: Out gay male bands:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/16/out-gay-male-bands/
in-your-face uses of fruit, pansy, fag

4/17/17: Chub and chums in the morning:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/17/chub-and-chums-in-the-morning/
bum chum, butt buddy, asshole buddy

8/16/17: Gay slurs in New Zealand:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/16/gay-slurs-in-new-zealand/
fag(got)

4. Other sexual(ity) slurs

RS, 7/17/05: Adverbial license:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002338.html
dyke

5/29/11: sluts:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2011/05/29/sluts/
slut

5/19/12: New words from John Waters:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/new-words-from-john-waters/
blouse

10/7/13: bitch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/10/07/bitch/
bitch

4/3/15: sluts:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/04/03/sluts-2/

5. Other slurs

Jesse Sheidlower, 4/6/06, in Slate:
http://www.slate.com/id/2139453/
scumbag

BZ, 4/13/06: A brief history of “spaz”:
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003020.html

BZ, 7/12/08: Times bowdlerizes column on Times bowdlerization:

Times bowdlerizes column on Times bowdlerization

scumbag

ML, 9/11/09: Parliamentary decorum:

Parliamentary decorum

[an assortment of slurs and abusive terms]

AZ, 11/15/09: The rise of douche:

The rise of douche

AZ, 12/20/09: Trash-talking:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/trash-talking/

AZ, 12/24/11: -tards:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/tards/

AZ, 12/27/11: Annals of slurs:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/annals-of-slurs/
mental retardation

AZ, 3/4/12: On the avoidance watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/on-the-avoidance-watch/
illegitimate, retarded

8/31/12: Spasticus Autisticus:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/spasticus-autisticus/
spastic

12/3/12: derpy:
https://arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/derpy/
derpy; general remarks on disparagements

10/7/13: dickhead, butthead, whatever:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2013/10/07/dickhead-butthead-whatever/
dickhead, butthead, asshole, etc.

3/18/15: Knob in a red top:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/03/18/knob-in-a-red-top/
British knob (‘penis’) as insult (similar to dick, prick)

6/25/16: Annals of invective: tweets from Scotland:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/25/annals-of-invective-tweets-from-scotland/
an assortment of British invective against Donald J. Trump

7/16/16: oiks, yobs, and prats:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/16/oiks-yobs-and-prats/
British slurs

7/17/16: More British slurs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/17/more-british-slurs/
chav

12/4/16: International Day of Persons with Disabilities:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/12/04/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/
cripple, crip, ?handicapped, ?disabled

1/13/17: Sticks and stones:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/13/sticks-and-stones/
on slurs, and swearing in general

2/26/17: More piggery:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/02/26/more-piggery/
derogatory uses of pig, based on ‘greedy, dirty, or unpleasant’ in the stereotype of pigs

4/11/17: hockey puck:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/11/hockey-puck/
Don Rickles: dummy, inventive insult hockey puck

4/15/17: The maiden, the monster, and the hero:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/15/the-maiden-the-monster-and-the-hero/
asshole, stupid

5/3/17: A musical decline:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/03/a-musical-decline/
redneck, hillbilly, yokel, etc.

6/6/17: Griffy Dimwit:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/06/griffy-dimwit/
dimwit, dunce, …

8/21/17: Nazis and neo-Nazis:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/21/nazis-and-neo-nazis/
derogatory Nazi

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6. Other offensive language

ML, 7/10/08: Political castration: ML, 7/10/08: Political castration:

Political castration

nuts in “cut his nuts off”


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