Top 10 Interesting Facts About Certain SlursSlurs. Whether they be to target a race, gender, or sexuality, there is always a history behind them. Here are some interesting facts about certain slurs you may not have known about.
Bonus: In British slang, a "f*g" refers to a lit cigarette.
Specifically South Asian-Americans; people descended from India and other surrounding areas. They’re "confused" because they supposedly don’t fully understand America.
ABC however, while not an offensive slur (thankfully), can be used as "American-born Chinese".
lol I'm American-bron Desi and I had no idea about this
When Jewish immigrants would sign entry forms on Ellis Island, many would sign it with a circle rather than an X. When immigrants signed forms with a circle, they’d thus be called "k**es".
Though a bit more specific compared to others on this list, it’s kind of interesting how a silly term like "Fuzzy-Wuzzy" could be linked to something more sinister.
In a similar fashion to "frog" or "Kraut", "spic" is said to have come from "spaghetti" and was mainly used against Italian-Americans.
Though the former's origins are obvious, the latter refers to a stereotype that Jewish women are materialistic.
Though it’s very rarely used anymore, I found this one particularly interesting. Probably not connected to the British interjection "blimey".
So the infamous N word, used against blacks, can also be used against certain white people?!
You mean the one that rhymes with anchor?
Irish Americans sure had it rough. It’s something that isn’t talked about much in the history books.
Though these days "kraut" is mainly used as a shorter form of "sauerkraut". Brits during the wars preferred "Jerry" or "Fritz".