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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...r-9564050.html

    The First Lady of the USA was being questioned about her experience as a working mother by ABC news reporter Robin Roberts at the White House Summit on Working Families on Monday when she apparently used the term “gypped”.

    Speaking about living on a part-time wage, she said: “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realised I was getting gypped on that front.

    “What happened was that I got a part-time salary but worked full-time.”

    Derived from the word “gypsy” in reference to the Romani people, “gypped” is often thought of as derogatory term because it means to cheat someone out of something.

    ...

    President Barack Obama has also previously used the word “gypped” in public.

    Obama used the term during a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania in 2009. He told the audience present that he intended to regulate companies providing health insurance to make sure their customers were not “gypped”.
    It is NOT ok to use such terms. The ADL and SPLC need to be called in and educate the Obamas on their privilege.

    As a side note, I like how the article lists a number of alternatives to gypped for no discernible reason:

    “Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, ‘gyp,’ is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to ‘gypped’ include ‘Jewed down’ or calling someone an ‘Indian giver’."

    I must say I've never heard of "Jewed down" before, usually it's just "Jewed."
    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

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    I hate being Obama'd.

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    • #3
      Oh, sorry for my racist comment above.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
        “Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, ‘gyp,’ is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to ‘gypped’ include ‘Jewed down’ or calling someone an ‘Indian giver’."
        I do hope this is intended to be humorous. What ever the origins of the word "gyp" may be, I have never connected it with gypsys until this nonevent came to light.
        Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
          I do hope this is intended to be humorous.
          It's not. That's actually where the word "gyp" comes from, etymologically speaking.

          Of course, most people aren't aware, but generally those who learn about this would simply keep it in mind and use different words.
          Last edited by fm93; 07-14-2014, 12:40 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
            I do hope this is intended to be humorous. What ever the origins of the word "gyp" may be, I have never connected it with gypsys until this nonevent came to light.
            So you may have actually used this word without necessarily being a hard core racist? I find that very hard to believe!
            βλέπομεν γὰρ ἄρτι δι᾿ ἐσόπτρου ἐν αἰνίγματι, τότε δὲ πρόσωπον πρὸς πρόσωπον·
            ἄρτι γινώσκω ἐκ μέρους, τότε δὲ ἐπιγνώσομαι καθὼς καὶ ἐπεγνώσθην.

            אָכֵ֕ן אַתָּ֖ה אֵ֣ל מִסְתַּתֵּ֑ר אֱלֹהֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל מוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃

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            • #7
              The real difficulty comes from the fact that the bad behavior of the people who resemble the words will also end up draining the substitute words of any positive connotations (exhibit A: gay.)

              Sufficiently advanced political correctness is indistinguishable from sarcasm, but I tend to discourage it anyway, as it's more often used as a vehicle to lie to children about dangerous people (don't actually let your kids or any vulnerable people around gypsies, please.)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                I must say I've never heard of "Jewed down" before, usually it's just "Jewed."
                That was a term I grew up with. It was not unusual to say "He Jewed me down to $40" or something like that. I actually said that in front of my Jewish executive admin, and she was horrified --- I honestly never thought about it as being related to "Jews"... it was just an expression. But I have never used it since.
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                  I do hope this is intended to be humorous. What ever the origins of the word "gyp" may be, I have never connected it with gypsys until this nonevent came to light.
                  Yeah
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                    That was a term I grew up with. It was not unusual to say "He Jewed me down to $40" or something like that. I actually said that in front of my Jewish executive admin, and she was horrified --- I honestly never thought about it as being related to "Jews"... it was just an expression. But I have never used it since.
                    "He totally high-functioning-gypsied me" definitely doesn't roll off the tongue either. Ask your lawyer whether "Bernie Madoffed" or "Jordan Belforted" or "Michael Milkined" or "Sheldon Adelsoned" or "Jonathan Pollarded" or whatever name of the current most egregious financial wrongdoer who just happens to be Jewish is.

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                    • #11
                      We should round up everyone who takes this seriously and haul them off in a paddy wagon.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
                        http://www.independent.co.uk/news/pe...r-9564050.html



                        It is NOT ok to use such terms. The ADL and SPLC need to be called in and educate the Obamas on their privilege.

                        As a side note, I like how the article lists a number of alternatives to gypped for no discernible reason:

                        “Defenders of Romani point out that the abbreviation, ‘gyp,’ is nothing more than a callous slur used by the culturally insensitive. Similar slurs to ‘gypped’ include ‘Jewed down’ or calling someone an ‘Indian giver’."

                        I must say I've never heard of "Jewed down" before, usually it's just "Jewed."
                        You know in my day if a someone called me a WOP or greaser I would just punch him in the mouth. It was rather effective.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Epoetker View Post
                          "He totally high-functioning-gypsied me" definitely doesn't roll off the tongue either. Ask your lawyer whether "Bernie Madoffed" or "Jordan Belforted" or "Michael Milkined" or "Sheldon Adelsoned" or "Jonathan Pollarded" or whatever name of the current most egregious financial wrongdoer who just happens to be Jewish is.
                          I really don't give a flyin' flip.
                          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                            We should round up everyone who takes this seriously and haul them off in a paddy wagon.
                            I see what you did there, Rouge.
                            "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              I really don't give a flyin' flip.
                              No need to offend our ancient Indonesian subcontinental friends via a substitution of their names for a common swear based on the act of copulation, thus implying that they breed like rabbits, which is even more offensive since it matches the facts on the ground in the region.

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