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Re: CHAT: SV: Re: CHAT: silly names, prepositions

From:Adam Walker <dreamertwo@...>
Date:Friday, March 23, 2001, 13:49
And "bohunk" becomes all the more insulting when it also happens to be a
local slang term for the posterior as in "Sit your bohunk down and be
quiet!"  Ethnic slurrs in English tend to be pretty cruel things.


>From: John Cowan Reply-To: Constructed Languages List To: >CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU Subject: Re: SV: Re: CHAT: silly names, >prepositions Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:40:59 -0500 > >Frank George Valoczy scripsit: > > > And I have been long curious about what Hungarians are called. I know in > > Romanian they call us "bozgor". > >The traditional insult for Hungarians was "hunky", which is generally >thought to be the source of the current African American slur "honky" for >all whites. "Bohunk" has also been used; presumably the first syllable is >from "Bohemian", as Bohemians and Hungarians are obviously interchangeable >(:-)). I don't know for sure, but I suspect that both of these are >obsolescent. > >-- >John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to >do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter
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