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,...
" 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.