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Old 06-20-2019, 11:12 PM
SamuelA is offline
Join Date: Feb 2017
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Originally Posted by raventhief View Post
You know why? We, right here in this thread, we aren't in the military- well, most of us aren't. Not currently. So it doesn't matter if your buddy back in basic used to brag that he joined so he could kill Muslims, it's a goddamn slur.

My ex coworker, a Marine who served in Afghanistan, referred to ragheads too. Also was known to refer to all sorts of races in unflattering ways. And when he said it, he meant "someone who looks Muslim."
Sure. I was frankly just looking for a similar word to riffraff for a nice turn of phrase. I'm happy with the way it turned out, though of course I wouldn't use such a word in a corporate email, the consequences around here are much lighter...