Show of HandsShow of Hands

Praetorianus November 5th, 2017 12:35am

Do you find it very offensive when people of a foreign origin are referred to with a disparaging moniker like wop, kraut, frog, chink?

16 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/05/17 2:34 pm

Well yes, but I’ve never heard kraut.... as in sauerkraut? That’s just funny. I assume it refers to Germans? Doesn’t seem like it’s on the same level as those other slurs you listed.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
11/05/17 2:49 pm

A much more hurtful slur for Germans would be “Nazi”. Well, unless of course... 😉

Louderthebetter
11/05/17 9:39 am

I assume in the year 2017 that everyone does🤔

suppressedID Shut up man
11/05/17 6:56 am

Slurs like that really piss me off. I’ve gotten into a few fights when people drop them like it’s no big deal.

Kyle5 TN
11/05/17 1:02 am

I personally wouldn't be offended but I'd look at the person calling them that and think that they're an ignorant small-minded fool.

xxxceo Still Deplorable
11/05/17 1:11 am

No. It takes a lot to offend me.

Reply
paranoidandroid beantown scientist lady
11/04/17 8:59 pm

I think it’s more disgusting and disrespectful than offensive. Similarly, I’m half Asian and I don’t really like jokes about Asians or Filipinos but again, they aren’t “offensive” unless directed at me somehow.

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/04/17 6:49 pm

Yes, if it’s meant to be insulting or cruel. No if it’s meant to be friendly, or if it’s satire (Blazing Saddles, for example).

Reply
MannIsMe COVID Dont Surf
11/04/17 6:42 pm

Impolite to be sure, but I'm not offended.

Context makes a difference too.

Reply
MannIsMe COVID Dont Surf
11/05/17 9:10 am

If they're making a positive or benign statement and they use a slang term because it's easier than using the formal term, I figure that's in the realm of the justifiable

phalnx Ohio
11/04/17 6:40 pm

No. I'm usually the one dishing those out :D

Diogenes WeThePeople
11/04/17 6:13 pm

Water sprinkler names. They are words and don't offend me.

Reply
infinity1 Cincinnati, OH
11/04/17 6:07 pm

Not unless they're talking about me, but it's very difficult to tell by background from just looking at me.

Vietman manhattan
11/04/17 5:59 pm

I have no clue what any of that means.

susanr Colorado
11/04/17 5:54 pm

Some of them, at least, because of historical use.

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/04/17 5:41 pm

Btw, the krauts have a moniker for US Americans: Ami. There used to be graffiti with "Ami go home" during the occupation.
It's still not a very negative word in Germany, more like a nickname.

Reply
Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/04/17 5:38 pm

Not really.
For example, I'm not offended if you call me a kraut. You'd have to add "bastard" or "fucking" to offend me.

Reply
Alcerus fascist
11/04/17 6:06 pm

Yeah it's the same with "yankee" I guess. Like, if I was travelling and someone waved and said "hey yankee!" I wouldn't have a problem with it