Stephen Griffiths wrote:
> 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)

speck doesn't have an offensive tone to it.  However, "spic" may 
depending upon context.
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