[linux-elitists] Introducing Myself
Sun Jan 11 17:51:24 PST 2004
begin Phil Gengler quotation:
> On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 20:09, Teh Entar-Nick wrote:
> > I'm sick and tired of this anti-gypsy slur.
> > racist crap without you trying to resurrect old nonsense.
> >From dictionary.com:
Oh boy, I can use teh entar-web too!
Source: The Collins English Dictionary © 2000 HarperCollins
gyp1, gip [dZip] (slang)
verb (gyps, gypping, gypped, gips, gipping, gipped)
1 [transitive] to swindle, cheat, or defraud
2 an act of cheating
3 a person who gyps
[ETYMOLOGY: 18th Century: back formation from Gypsy]
I bet you dictionary.com uses Mirriam-Webster's, which is notorious
for its racist entries. I believe the dict folks had to spend a lot
of time cleaning up the 1913 edition for use in polite society.
"Forget the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends."
-- Lewis Mumford
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