Top Ten Words You Didn't Know Had Racist Origins


The Top Ten

1 Hip Hip Hooray

It is interesting to note that "Hooray" was the battle cry of Genghis Khan's Mongol Horde in the 1200s.

I didn't know that word has a racist origin.

Actual meaning:To kill Jews after winning a little league game - Jordansalesguy2392

Jordan salesguy2392 thanks for the meaning of that word. People sometimes use that word when they cheered others for either their success, or after the "Happy Birthday" song.

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2 Vandal

This was a specific Germanic tribe living near what we now call Poland and Eastern Germany. They did like to mess stuff up, but seriously, you should at least check Wikipedia before making a list that is so full of errors.

Actual meaning:a dirty,heaten,German swine - Jordansalesguy2392

3 Barbarian

Wrong again, it refers specifically to the Germanic tribes, aka ALL Germans during the Roman period.

"Barbarian" comes from Greek and Roman root words meaning "beard."

Actual meaning:a filthy,vile foreigner - Jordansalesguy2392

4 Bugger

Actual meaning:a Bulgarian sodomite - Jordansalesguy2392

5 Gyp

Actual meaning:a godless baby eater - Jordansalesguy2392

Nope, the actual meaning is referring to "Gypsy", specifically the nomadic European peoples.
This stuff is easy to research, why didn't you do that?

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