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Slurs for mutants

GyLocke

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Damn muties are ruining my neighborhood.

Silly fights, skimpy outfits, destruction of property - one of them shows off his chest hair all the time - the value of my house is going down by the minute.

My son has mutant fever, and always drools for these chicks who dress like ****es and call it a uniform. My poor impressionable son, I fear the day when he brings home one of them.

I would call them muties, but that expression always stuck me as not that hurtful, and rather unimaginative. It struck me as a word that would not exist in the real world.
I'm looking for a better name to call them.
So if the good people of this forum could help me out, I would rather appreciate it. (something like "gene joke" That's almost there)
 
I originally wanted to talk about how much of a bubble the X-books exist, or how often the anti mutant sentiment is felt in the rest of the MU. Then I got to thinking about the word mutie, and how lame it is as the ultimate insult to mutants.
The human slur: "baseline" packs a lot more punch.
But of course, I was fairly drunk and I ended up with that post. That's why I don't post too often.
 
I originally wanted to talk about how much of a bubble the X-books exist, or how often the anti mutant sentiment is felt in the rest of the MU. Then I got to thinking about the word mutie, and how lame it is as the ultimate insult to mutants.
The human slur: "baseline" packs a lot more punch.
But of course, I was fairly drunk and I ended up with that post. That's why I don't post too often.

It's no worse than calling a dark-skinned person a ******, which is "just" a restatement of the word negro, which "only" means a person with dark skin. Or calling a chinese person a chink. Or a hispanic person a spic. Or a jewish person a jew. Or a homosexual person a homo.

It's actually pretty characteristic of slurs, that the slurs a marginalized or oppressed group will use to describe the group oppressing them will focus on some particular characteristic of that group, while the slurs that the majority or oppressing group puts on the socially inferior population is typically just some restatement of that group's name, because the entire point is to recharacterise the existence of that group itself as a negative thing.

"Humie" doesn't work as a slur any more than "Whitey" or "Hetero" because the dominant population is typically not made to feel perpetually ashamed and inferior and less-than-human based on the simple fact of being white or heterosexual or non-mutant. Whereas the aforementioned slurs do work because such people are, in a bigoted society, continually treated as though their race or sexuality or I don't know, ability to shoot lasers out of their eyes is a negative and shameful characteristic.
 
Xigger?

Oh my god, I'm getting banned.
 
A slur that popped up in Genosha a lot was genejoke. Halfscan is also a term used within the Mutant community for a weak, pathetic, or otherwise unremarkable mutant, and I suppose it could also be the equivalent of calling someone an uncle tom.
 
How is that pronounced? Do you pronounce the words "gene" and "joke" separately, or would it be something like the "gene" pronunciation in "genesis" followed by "joke"?
 
That just makes it sound like you're too dumb to pronounce "mudhole."
 
How is that pronounced? Do you pronounce the words "gene" and "joke" separately, or would it be something like the "gene" pronunciation in "genesis" followed by "joke"?

"Gene-Joke," I would think.
 
It's no worse than calling a dark-skinned person a ******, which is "just" a restatement of the word negro, which "only" means a person with dark skin.

Actually it's just spanish for "black".
 
Xigger?

Oh my god, I'm getting banned.

Well, I lolled so I'm going to hell.

Also, I wasn't aware that Jew is a slur in english. I'm part jewish and I said on occasion that I'm "a Jew" to some friends, when I've worked in the US.

That must've sounded really passive aggressive.
 
I've heard Jewish people and non-Jewish people call Jews "Jew," and I'm American. I didn't think it was a slur. :huh:

It's all bout context.

"Hi, mom, my friend Jacob is a Jew!"

:up:

"Hi mom, Jacob is a ****ing Jew!"

:down
 
Well, yeah. But isn't that more because you've attached "****ing" as an adjective? Just like I would expect calling someone a dirty Jew would be a bad thing, too. But that's like calling someone a dirty American. Is "American" a slur as well?
 
No no no, the word "Jew" just sounds like an ethnic slur, they do refer to themselves as Jews.
 
"Jew" is definitely not a slur. The most common racial slur for Jews is "****."

Edit: Huh, apparently the slur is censored. Which is odd, considering how many slurs fifthfiend had in his post that weren't. Anyway the word I'm trying to spell is, k?ke, where the ? is replace with an I.
 
Halfscans are supposed to be very weak mutants who Celebro can barely find, right?
 

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