[linux-elitists] Introducing Myself

Phil Gengler phil@codeallday.com
Sun Jan 11 17:24:23 PST 2004


On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 20:09, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> I'm sick and tired of this anti-gypsy slur.  You can be
> cheated by non-gypsies, and not all gypsies are not somehow racially
> cheaters or thieves.  Please do not use the word "gyp" to mean "cheat"
> or "Welsh" to mean "go back on a deal".  The world's full of fun
> racist crap without you trying to resurrect old nonsense.

>From dictionary.com:

gyp also gip   Audio pronunciation of gyp ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (jp)
Slang
tr.v. gypped, also gipped gyp·ping, gip·ping gyps, gips

        To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.

n.
     1. A fraud or swindle.
     2. One who defrauds; a swindler.




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