Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 10:19:23 -0600

From: Thomas Creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: rat's ass, nigger, redneck,...

Monkmag wrote:

" And by Italian-Americans when they speak of other "dagos" and "______"

(ah, the term escapes me now).... Perhaps folks out there can think of other

examples of this tendency, say from Irish or Jews or Latinos.

How about "wops" or "wallios" to filll in the blank?

In Chicago, when I was growing up, it was common for Irish-Americans to

refer to other Irish-Americans as "turkeys." I do not find this sense of

_turkey_ recorded in any of the many dictionaries I have.