Top Ten Words You Didn't Know Had Racist Origins


The Top Ten

1 Hip Hip Hooray

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.

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

Hip Hip Hooray has a racist origin? Sounds very funny to me! 😂

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

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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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