On Fri, 2009-10-30 at 13:06 +0200, Alexia Death wrote:
> Some English speakers
> discomfort at the name is getting a bit ridiculous IMHO.

These words make me squirm.
fag - a pile of sticks (secondary meaning, rarely used)
nigger - a person from a poor background (secondary meaning, almost
unheard of)
chink - a chink in a chain (primary meaning)
speck - a speck of dust (primary meaning)

I am sure you have words in your native language, which in general
function to isolate someone for being different or not being 'normal'.
Do these become any less uncomfortable because someone says they mean it
in a different way?

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