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---- October 21st, 2014 12:35am

Has the word "bigot" been widely cast and overused?

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gonzoboy Northern AZ
10/21/14 3:38 am

Until this poll, I really hadn't seen/heard this word enough to make me think it's being overused. For me, the answer is, "No"...
Wait! I DID watch an episode of Sanford & Son recently! Fred Sanford LOVES that word! (That, and "Dummy"!) :D

cowboy Proud Father
10/21/14 1:29 am

Yes. Just like "racist".

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/20/14 8:12 pm

I think it's under-used and the word racist is over-used.
Most people who comment here don't understand the nuance of the word racist or the definition of a bigot.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/14 9:17 pm

Brilliant comment :-)

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/20/14 6:56 pm

No, aside from SOH, I rarely see that word, and it may be used semi frequently here, but that's only by a small number of users.

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/14 6:22 pm

No, I think oftentimes the word "racist" is used when "bigot" should be used.
"Racist" is overused.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/20/14 8:13 pm

I should have read down before commenting - we just said the same thing :)

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/20/14 6:21 pm

Yea, like "racist." Such words have lost their sting. Call me one if you want.