Author Topic: New Racial Slurs  (Read 1403 times)

James de Monet

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New Racial Slurs
« on: July 13, 2017, 01:28:28 AM »
Okay, so we lost one racial slur (I'd say "special", as in species-related, but it sounds funny, so we'll stick with "racial").  I can't think of a better way to react than to come up with a whole slew of replacements, so how about:

Elves:
Skinnies
Points
Almondese (mondos)
Dune Hoppers (hoppers)
Fleet footers (fleeties)
Lightfingers
Scale tippers
Kank merchants
Easties
Sun kissers
Pinkies
Sand humpers
Saddlebacks
Head bumpers
Twig dicks
No boobs
Widehats
Short belts
Githkin
Arena paint
Cell fillers
Earring racks
Tentpoles
...

There's no shortage of prejudice to work with here.  What we NEED are more epithets to use on dwarves and half-giants (and humans).

Dwarves:
Rock domes
Barposts
Elbow rests
One ways
Scalpies
Longbeards (ironic)
Kneehighs
Collar bait
Sid miners
...


Half-Giants:
Umbrella stands
Walking shade
Windwalls
Rockhaulers
What-ers (wutters)
Wrong ways
Silt babies
...


Humans:
Nakki sprinters (elven irony)
Teklings
Pitters
Tribeless
Architects (bitter irony, as humans only plan - they make slaves build everything)
Quivers (elven humor, since you fill them with arrows)
Walleyes (generally what tribals would see first of city-bound humans)
Ringlickers
Vrundies
Serpants (people who pant after the serpent, Tek)
Heavy-tenters
Longstakers
Wall stuffing
Rocks-for-tents
...


Generally applicable slurs based on racism:
(As useless as) Pahnese cavalry
Dwarven philosopher
Elven bank guards
Half-giant tunnel scout
(As broken as a) Half-giant's erdlu


Add some more!
« Last Edit: July 13, 2017, 01:56:34 AM by James de Monet »
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

LucildaHunta

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 04:49:07 AM »
I've used skinny for elves before, it didn't take though. I'd use that again, I thought it was a good in world slur.

Dwarves: Grunters, Shinies, Rockhead or Stonehead
Halflings(if they ever come back): Biters
Half-elves: Half-human (if an elf), mistake, unwanted
Mul: Abortion (probably very dangerous to say to a mul)
Human: Breeder (it's close to breed I know), wall-rats, hairies (for a dwarf), soft-skin, kneelers
Elves (too soon?): Tall-ladies (especially to a male elf), twiggies, screamers, stickmen
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Lizzie

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 07:35:03 AM »
I've used skinny for elves before, it didn't take though. I'd use that again, I thought it was a good in world slur.

Dwarves: Grunters, Shinies, Rockhead or Stonehead
Halflings(if they ever come back): Biters
Half-elves: Half-human (if an elf), mistake, unwanted
Mul: Abortion (probably very dangerous to say to a mul)
Human: Breeder (it's close to breed I know), wall-rats, hairies (for a dwarf), soft-skin, kneelers
Elves (too soon?): Tall-ladies (especially to a male elf), twiggies, screamers, stickmen

Except in the context of the game, "tall-ladies" would just result in confusion, and no insult. It's a sexist remark to imply that calling a man a lady is to imply that his masculinity is superior to a woman's femininity.

Which is confusing from an OOC perspective since - a male's masculinity SHOULD be superior to HIM than his own femininity, and vice versa. But with all this silly insistence that there be no gender-specific insults, masculinity and femininity become obsolete observations.

Could just concatenate it to "talls." Elves = talls.
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TheGoose

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 08:40:43 AM »
A lot of the words for humans sound great for tribals or northerners to use against southern Allanaki. I'm definitely going to use 'walleye' as a tribal.

Cind

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 02:07:59 AM »
People have used 'skinnies' before, to the point where I feel it is canon. Been a long time since that period, though.
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FantasyWriter

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 09:46:11 AM »
I really like kank-merchant and ringlickers.
nice job.
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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 10:15:55 AM »
Since "skinnies" is a disparaging nickname used for certain groups of people in real life, we'd probably end up having this same conversation about that eventually.

James de Monet

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 03:18:36 PM »
Heh, I like hairies and kneelers.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

The Lonely Hunter

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2017, 10:11:17 AM »
I'm pretty content with the current crop that have been around for decades.

Elves: longneck, skinny
Dwarf: stump
half-elf: breed

Pretty simple.
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Delirium

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 10:13:40 AM »
I'm pretty content with the current crop that have been around for decades.

Elves: longneck, skinny
Dwarf: stump
half-elf: breed

Pretty simple.

You forgot sharpear for elves. But yes. Me too.
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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 07:22:58 PM »
A little on, a little off topic.  I've always believed behaviors such as this should develop organically out of the player base in game, based on in game experiences.  Coming down from out of game collaboration or mandate just never has quite the pizzazz that genuine experience creates.  Goes for jargon and pejoratives in the game as much as the tides of who is playing what race, what guild, etc.  While I respect the creative effort, attempting to corral people into conditions almost never pans out as excellently as letting things run as they may.

Lizzie

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 07:42:45 PM »
A little on, a little off topic.  I've always believed behaviors such as this should develop organically out of the player base in game, based on in game experiences.  Coming down from out of game collaboration or mandate just never has quite the pizzazz that genuine experience creates.  Goes for jargon and pejoratives in the game as much as the tides of who is playing what race, what guild, etc.  While I respect the creative effort, attempting to corral people into conditions almost never pans out as excellently as letting things run as they may.

Agree 100% with this sentiment. The more contrived it is, the more contrived it feels.
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James de Monet

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2017, 07:48:36 PM »
I would tend to agree, except that IC has had two decades, and only produced four words that stuck, one of which was just excised.

It's probably time for Plan B.
You know I think if James simply retitled his thread "Cheese" and apologized for his first post being off-topic, all problems would be solved.

Cind

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 06:20:50 AM »
Let's use collar bait! I like that.

For troublemakers and stuff.
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sleepyhead

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 09:45:16 AM »
I'm just going to go back to using "skinnies" for elves; it was a lot more common when I started playing, and I think it was a pretty good slur. As long as people stop advocating to get random IG racial epithets banned just to make a point about hypocrisy or inconsistency or slippery slopes or whatever, it'll do just fine.

LucildaHunta

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2017, 11:14:53 AM »
I took this thread as a way of saying "yes we can" come up with other things and it's not the end of the world that, that one is gone.

I think it's nice to have a little list of words to use agreed and disagreed upon by the players.
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Malken

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 12:05:59 PM »
I'm sticking with "squarehead" for those damn northerners with a strange accent.
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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2017, 05:29:47 AM »
Bowers. (southies)
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650Booger

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2017, 08:31:12 AM »
Longnecks

(also a veiled beer reference)
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Riev

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2017, 09:57:13 AM »
Longnecks

(also a veiled beer reference)

Etymologically speaking, this is where "necker" came from in the first place. The belief that elves had longer necks so they were "longnecks" or just "necks". Which turned into "Necker".
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Lizzie

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2017, 10:16:43 AM »
Longnecks

(also a veiled beer reference)

Etymologically speaking, this is where "necker" came from in the first place. The belief that elves had longer necks so they were "longnecks" or just "necks". Which turned into "Necker".

Yup. From that point on it wasn't a stretch for a few to add their own real-world spin on the word, resulting on our current situation.
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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2017, 01:58:08 PM »
Githkin is super offensive. 
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Lizzie

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2017, 03:24:04 PM »
Githkin is super offensive.

Well unless you're a Red Fang. Then, it's just a fact :)
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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2017, 07:03:37 PM »
Longnecks

(also a veiled beer reference)

Etymologically speaking, this is where "necker" came from in the first place. The belief that elves had longer necks so they were "longnecks" or just "necks". Which turned into "Necker".

ah, nice, well I'm bringing it back!
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TheGoose

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Re: New Racial Slurs
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2017, 05:02:16 PM »
Githkin is super offensive.

Well unless you're a Red Fang. Then, it's just a fact :)

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