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31st Oct '17 4:06:36 PM MarqFJA
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When used against humans, CallAHumanAMeatbag is very popular with robots, while [[SonOfAnApe Hairless Apes]] is widely used by all sorts of aliens, demons, and celestial beings.

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* CallAHumanAMeatbag:
When used against humans, CallAHumanAMeatbag is very popular with robots, while [[SonOfAnApe Hairless Apes]] is a robot, EnergyBeing, or some other manner of non-fleshy entity insults humans (or some other kind of fleshy living beings in general) over their fleshy nature.
* SonOfAnApe: Slurs based on the fact that humans are apes from a taxonomic POV are
widely used by all sorts of aliens, demons, and celestial beings.
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29th Oct '17 4:45:55 PM SeveralCakes
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** In one of the ''[[Webcomic/ParadoxSpace]]'' comics, highblooded Equius refers to yellow-blooded Sollux as a "gutterblood".

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** In one of the ''[[Webcomic/ParadoxSpace]]'' ''Paradox Space'' spin-off comics, highblooded Equius refers to yellow-blooded Sollux Sollux, who is near the bottom of the hemospectrum, as a "gutterblood".
29th Oct '17 4:44:20 PM SeveralCakes
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** In one of the ''[[Webcomic/ParadoxSpace]]'' comics, highblooded Equius refers to yellow-blooded Sollux as a "gutterblood".
28th Oct '17 12:19:09 PM darkemyst
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** There's also "blood-traitors" used for wizarding families that marry muggles and muggle-borns. Though most of those referred to as such do not seem offended by the term many of them are irritated at the implication that doing either of those things is something anyone should be ashamed of and point out most "pure-blood" families have become woefully inbred.
12th Oct '17 3:58:33 PM Divra
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** "Fledgling" isn't ''quite'' harsh enough to be considered a slur, but it is a derogatory way of referring to a very young vampire, implying inexperience, cluelessness and a need for constant hand-holding and having the simplest things explained. The polite terms are "childe" (which has overtones of applying authority) or "neonate".

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** "Fledgling" isn't ''quite'' harsh enough to be considered a slur, but it is a derogatory way of referring to a very young vampire, implying inexperience, cluelessness and a need for constant hand-holding and having the simplest things explained. The polite terms are value-neutral term is "neonate". Calling a vampire "childe" (which has overtones is roughly equivalent of applying authority) calling a human "kid". It's patronizing, but not enough so that it is automatically insulting, especially not if the user is your sire or "neonate".significantly older and more experienced.
12th Oct '17 3:49:46 PM Divra
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* Similarly to that, in ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'', "hunnus" means just "human" in Elvish, but it is always used to insult humans.

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** Humans who sell supplies to the Scoia'tael are referred to as ''hav'caaren'', which basically means "rapaciously greedy" in Elder speech.
* Similarly to that, the above, in ''Literature/DiamondSwordWoodenSword'', "hunnus" means just "human" in Elvish, but it is always used to insult humans.


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* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'' has "madboy" or "madgirl" for people who have the setting's version of ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder. The terms are, for obvious reasons, deeply insulting (though quite accurate) and tend to only be used when the target is well out of hearing range.
12th Oct '17 3:42:07 PM Divra
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** Lizardmen call Skaven something that roughly translates to "twisted spawn of the rat". Mind you, this is an ''entirely accurate'' description.

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** Lizardmen call Skaven something that roughly translates to "twisted spawn of the rat". Mind you, this is an ''entirely accurate'' description. The Dwarfen word for human is "umgi", which literally translates into "those who build substandard things". Again, this is entirely accurate; most things of human manufacture are decidedly dodgy by Dwarf standards.
11th Sep '17 4:26:54 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** [[HalfHumanHybrids Hybrids]] between the two are referred to by the Laguz as "parentless".

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** [[HalfHumanHybrids Hybrids]] between the two are referred to by the Laguz as "parentless". The Branded actually consider this more cruel than the Beorc simply calling them half-breeds, because the Beorcs' preferred slur at least acknowledges their contribution to the Brandeds' existence.
11th Sep '17 8:48:18 AM BeerBaron
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** Aureals (aka Golden Saints), a form of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], liberally use the term "Dog" in this fashion. They use it toward the [[DarkIsNotEvil Mazken]], [[PunyEarthlings mortals]], and even their own race.

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** Aureals (aka Golden Saints), a form Saints) and Mazken (aka Dark Seducers), two forms of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]], liberally use the term "Dog" in this fashion. They use it toward the [[DarkIsNotEvil Mazken]], each other, [[PunyEarthlings mortals]], and even lesser members of their own race.races.
8th Sep '17 6:29:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', apparently the word "cute" functions as this to some degree for rabbits, and the use of it seems to function similarly to the n-word [[NWordPrivileges n-word]] for humans: bunnies can call other bunnies cute, but it is considered offensive when other animals do so. The term "dumb bunny" is also generally more offensive than the word "cute".
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