Do you find it very offensive when people of a foreign origin are referred to with a disparaging moniker like wop, kraut, frog, chink?
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.
A much more hurtful slur for Germans would be “Nazi”. Well, unless of course... 😉
I assume in the year 2017 that everyone does🤔
Slurs like that really piss me off. I’ve gotten into a few fights when people drop them like it’s no big deal.
It depends on how it’s used
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.
No. It takes a lot to offend me.
Yes because it’s malicious
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.
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).
Impolite to be sure, but I'm not offended.
Context makes a difference too.
What context justifies that?
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
No. I'm usually the one dishing those out :D
Water sprinkler names. They are words and don't offend me.
Not unless they're talking about me, but it's very difficult to tell by background from just looking at me.
I have no clue what any of that means.
Some of them, at least, because of historical use.
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.
For example, I'm not offended if you call me a kraut. You'd have to add "bastard" or "fucking" to offend me.
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