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1 HappyWarrior  Jun 24, 2014 7:21:05pm

Really a fauxrage over the word gyped? That’s low even for the Daily Caller.

2 Sinistershade  Jun 24, 2014 7:58:28pm

Being about two years younger than Ms. Obama, I am of her generation. I was unaware of the ethnic connotations of “gypped” until I was well into adulthood. I still have to be careful not to let it slip out. Sometimes I fail.

3 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  Jun 25, 2014 3:54:03am

I used ‘gypped’ in front of my wife’s half-Romani mother. I felt freaking horrible, but she just shrugged ‘cuz she knew I didn’t mean anything by it.

4 Major Tom  Jun 25, 2014 6:50:17am

I feel stupid that I never made that connection. Am I outraged, no, not really, but yeah, I’ll stop saying it now.

5 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jun 25, 2014 6:55:10am

re: #3 Fairly Sure I’m Still Obdicut

I used ‘gypped’ in front of my wife’s half-Romani mother. I felt freaking horrible, but she just shrugged ‘cuz she knew I didn’t mean anything by it.

I’m half-Rom and I agree with your wife’s mother.

6 joe90  Jun 25, 2014 11:47:43pm

And where I live your bad knee gives you gyp.

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