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Postby AlejandraDD » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:28 am

I thought it was common knowledge. I've had gypsy-descendant friends asking people not to use the word "gypped"
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby JohnnyLurg » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:35 am

TMBJon wrote:I thought it was common knowledge that gypped is an old ethnic slur, but it's kind of become acceptable for better or worse.


I hope you don't think the synonym "jewed" is acceptable too.
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby TMBJon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:35 am

JohnnyLurg wrote:I hope you don't think the synonym "jewed" is acceptable too.

:huh: I... Well, first of all, how is "jewed" a synonym?

Furthermore, where do you get the idea that I think it would be an acceptable term?
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby JohnnyLurg » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:09 am

TMBJon wrote:
JohnnyLurg wrote:I hope you don't think the synonym "jewed" is acceptable too.

:huh: I... Well, first of all, how is "jewed" a synonym?

Furthermore, where do you get the idea that I think it would be an acceptable term?


They both are racist/anti-Semitic ways of saying "cheated" or "ripped off" because of stereotypes that have persisted about Jewish people and Romani being cheap or greedy. And I didn't think you personally thought "jewed" was acceptable, I was just saying that "gypped" isn't any less offensive.
See http://meloukhia.net/2011/02/language_m ... jewed.html among other places.
Nonetheless, I really went too far that time in stating my point about the word "gypped," and I feel kind of bad for at least momentarily turning the one and only "Bad Hair Day" Topic into an argument on ethnic slurs.
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby TMBJon » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:39 pm

Yeah I wasn't trying to say gypped is inoffensive. Just that it's become mainstreamed for better or worse. As you can see by the responses in this thread alone, many people use the word without realizing it is an ethnic slur.
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby gtrmu » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:45 pm

I'll admit I'm guilty of it. But then again there really aren't any gypsies around NYC, so I had no clue.
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby QuantumError » Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:59 am

Anyone ever notice that the hat Al is wearing on the cover looks kind of like the same one that Heisenberg wears in Breaking Bad?
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby Burger » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:32 pm

This album was actually very good. It's definitely one of his bests. I love Callin' in Sick and Amish Paradise.
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby mellow weasel » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:28 am

QuantumError wrote:Anyone ever notice that the hat Al is wearing on the cover looks kind of like the same one that Heisenberg wears in Breaking Bad?

He's not wearing it, he's holding it in his hand... :D
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Re: The "Bad Hair Day" Topic

Postby Yankomaniac » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:13 am

HAHA, yeah it does. Just started watching that show from the start again last week.
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