Date: Sat, 1 Nov 1997 10:19:23 -0600 From: Thomas Creswell 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.