Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:18:26 EST
From: Billy Hamilton wjhami01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: flying f.
I saw where someone mentioned the use of the term "flying fuck," as in "I
don't give a flying fuck." It is interesting that this came up, because
my best friend uses this expression all the time. I have always wondered
where she came up with it - she is the only person I have ever heard use
it. So what are it's origins?
Branching off of the discussion of derogatory terms, what
about the term "indian giver?" This is a phrase I still hear at times
today, and it angers me every time someone says it. I am a Cherokee and
that is just as offensive to me as "nigger" would be to an
African-American. This perpetuates a negative stereotype of people of my
race. However, people do not really seem to care all that much when
they insult Native Americans. I see this as evidence that negative
feelings concerning this group still exist in some form. Throughout the
history of the U.S., Native Americans have been viewed as a "lesser form"
of human. They have been widely mistreated. But, unlike the cases with
other forms of racial discrimination, no one seems to care about this
problem except the people hurt by the attitudes. The lack of concern over
phrases such as "indian giver" is just an extension of the "abuse them and
then ignore them" attitude that many Americans have always had about