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February 16, 2006

know your slurs

I frequently refer to myself as a "Cracker." I think it's supposed to be a derogatory term meaning "poor white trash" or "ignorant redneck racist," but I don't care. I have a pretty good idea of who I am, which makes it difficult to hurt my delicate feeeeeelings with any kind of insult.

Besides, I like to flip the Finger of Impudence at political correctness and calling MYSELF a Cracker is a good way to do that. It insults sensitive people, who then trumpet their sensitivity by trying to insult ME with insulting slurs because I had the insensitive nerve to use insulting slurs on my insensitive, insulting blog. I enjoy the show. If I can chap a sensitive ass with my insensitive vulgarity, then my insulting, insensitive, vulgar day has been well spent.

I've crossed the line in the past, however, by using the forbidden N-Word. I don't do that anymore. I learned my lesson about sensitivity the last time I spoke the unspeakable, and I don't want to go back there. Flayed by the sharp tongues of the righteously indignant, I wept for days afterward and promised never to sin again. I haven't, either.

I noticed that when I stopped using the N-Word, it vanished from our language, too, making the world a much better place--- one big, sensitive "Chocolate City," you might say.

I apologize for getting carried away here. I really just wanted to link this post, so you can learn the origin of words you shouldn't say anymore. Study it now so you'll be prepared for the future.

The list is getting longer every day.

Comments

So you are the one that banished the N word. Damn fine job. You Redneck Cracker.

Posted by: jamesoldguy on February 16, 2006 12:13 PM

I've always thought of you as a Chocolate Cracker.

Posted by: robert on February 16, 2006 12:30 PM

Happy Birthday, ya damned CRACKER!

Posted by: Lil Toni on February 16, 2006 12:42 PM

Just can't call a spade a spade any longer. I looked at the link and, to my chagrin, I have used every one of the derogatory terms. Which is terrible since I live in that most liberal of states, California! Oh, well. I will speak as I wish and be respectful to those that show respect for me.

Posted by: Cheryl on February 16, 2006 01:07 PM

Remember: Call a spade a shovel.

And, lest I forget - Happy Birthday!

(Is "Old Fart" a slur?)

Posted by: Elisson on February 16, 2006 01:30 PM

This would be why I'm learning Japanese - the language that evolved separate from latin roots - so that I may say what I please in public and nobody will understand wtf I'm saying.

Posted by: Cythen on February 16, 2006 01:40 PM

Hey, my ancestors are from Scotland and Ireland. Apparently we raised some hell in the colonies, which mean I, sir, am a cracker, too!

Because I'm English, too, does that make me a "graham" cracker?

Posted by: A Different Kim on February 16, 2006 01:46 PM

Hey, my ancestors are from Scotland and Ireland. Apparently we raised some hell in the colonies, which means I, sir, am a cracker, too!

Because I'm English, too, does that make me a "graham" cracker?

Posted by: A Different Kim on February 16, 2006 01:49 PM

Interesting link. But if Ann Coulter wanted to get herself in real trouble, she could call the Arabs "sand N plural word", which was the term used for them where I grew up. Guess it's OK for me to use it since I partially am one, along with being part wop, part cracker and part kraut...

Posted by: Ice Scribe on February 16, 2006 02:03 PM

Illegitimi Non Carborundum

(i.e.) "Don't let the bastards grind you down"

I used the word "chocolate" on Valentine's Day. Was I being politically incorrect and insensitive?

Posted by: David Drake on February 16, 2006 02:08 PM

Nigga, please!

Posted by: disconnect on February 16, 2006 04:14 PM

In "How the Scots Invented the Modern World" Arthur Herman writes that "Cracker" was used as far back as the 1700's as a term used to describe Ulster Scots. From the Scot's word "Craik" for talk, meaning loud talker or braggart. I guess you fit that Rob.

Great book if you are a Scot or wish you were.

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on February 17, 2006 09:13 AM
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