Slurs for mutants

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  1. GyLocke Registered

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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)
     
  2. Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    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.
     
  4. Varient Guru for Geeks

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    this is hard to do.
     
  5. fifthfiend M4J3ST1C L3G1SL4C3R4TOR

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    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.
     
  6. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Xigger?

    Oh my god, I'm getting banned.
     
  7. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    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.
     
  8. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    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"?
     
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  10. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    That just makes it sound like you're too dumb to pronounce "mudhole."
     
  11. The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    "Gene-Joke," I would think.
     
  12. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    That's how I pronounce it too. Just checking.
     
  13. RockSP MYTH SMITH ˆž∞!!!

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    Actually it's just spanish for "black".
     
  14. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    Always loved "Flatscan" as a slur for human.
     
  15. GyLocke Registered

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    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.
     
  16. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    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:
    I never got what that meant.
     
  17. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    It's all bout context.

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

    :up:

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

    :down
     
  18. TheCorpulent1 SHAZAM!

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    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?
     
  19. SuperFerret King of the Urban Jungle

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    No no no, the word "Jew" just sounds like an ethnic slur, they do refer to themselves as Jews.
     
  20. DBM Mad Scientist

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    "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.
     
  21. wiegeabo Omniposcient

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    Only allowed if your name is Cartman.
     
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  23. Doc Destruction Geaux Saints!

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    wow, there's a wiki for that?
     
  24. GyLocke Registered

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    Halfscans are supposed to be very weak mutants who Celebro can barely find, right?
     
  25. GL1 It's pronounced "glee"

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    DNAlien?
     

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