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26th Mar '17 7:54:33 PM Divra
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** Camarilla-affiliated vampires tend to refer to low-level Sabbat goons as "shovelheads". The Sabbat likes to make shock troops by hitting random people in the head (stereotypically with a shovel), turn them and bury them alive, leaving them with an utterly dehumanized super-powered expendable goon, who can be pointed in the right direction and trusted to cause havoc. The slur manages to insinuate that the subject is unworthy, expendable, stupid, clueless and careless all at once.
22nd Mar '17 7:14:41 PM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice Deptford Histories]]'' book ''The Oaken Throne'', the bats refer to the squirrels contemptuously as "tree worshippers" or "tree rats".
12th Mar '17 7:58:42 PM Blazer
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* In the ''Website/GoAnimate'' community, there's "bad user", "opinion disrespector" and "baby show lover", commonly used in videos where a certain person is punished in their video.
16th Feb '17 3:33:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' older robots models are called "outmodes".
* It's apparently common for three horns in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' to call long necks 'flatheads'. [[InnocentBigot Petrie did use the term first not meaning to be insulting]]. However, Cera was not back with the group to hear him at that time, though she uses the term on her own after running into them. "My father told me that flatheads have very small brains!"
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has [[KnightTemplarParent King]] [[NobleBigot Triton]] referring to humans as "Fish-Eaters" since the fish are sentient.
* 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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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' older robots models are called "outmodes".



* It's apparently common for three horns in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' to call long necks 'flatheads'. [[InnocentBigot Petrie did use the term first not meaning to be insulting]]. However, Cera was not back with the group to hear him at that time, though she uses the term on her own after running into them. "My father told me that flatheads have very small brains!"
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has [[KnightTemplarParent King]] [[NobleBigot Triton]] referring to humans as "Fish-Eaters" since the fish are sentient.
* 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".
16th Feb '17 3:32:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[TheHunter Rashel]] refers to vampires as "leeches" and werewolves as "puppies" in ''[[Literature/NightWorld The Chosen]]''.

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* [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters Rashel]] refers to vampires as "leeches" and werewolves as "puppies" in ''[[Literature/NightWorld The Chosen]]''.
15th Feb '17 1:06:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' has "Chiggers" or "Chigs" for the [[BugWar insectoid enemy species]] and "Nipplenecks" or "Tanks" for the In Vitros. (ArtificialHumans). In one episode, a Silicate informs one of the human characters that the Chig nickname for humans is similarly unflattering (meaning something along the lines of "red, stinking things"), but is hard to pronounce.

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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' has "Chiggers" or "Chigs" for the [[BugWar insectoid enemy species]] and "Nipplenecks" or "Tanks" for the In Vitros. (ArtificialHumans). In one episode, a Silicate informs one of the human characters that the Chig nickname for humans is similarly unflattering (meaning something along the lines of "red, stinking things"), but is hard to pronounce.
10th Feb '17 7:27:52 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', the Nomatsi people are called Matsis by those who despise them, and while the exact meaning is unclear, Safi is extremely agitated when her Nomatsi friend is referred to like this.
29th Jan '17 11:49:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Ethereals call most playable races "fleshlings", even the ones they ''like''.
** are bug-like humanoids who really don't like the other races of Aseroth, calling them "filth" most of the time; they use the slur when dealing with the player even when your Reputation with them is Friendly. (When you reach Honored, they show a little more courtesy.)
18th Jan '17 12:38:33 PM FringeBenefits
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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'' has the slurs "stinktails" for skunks, "stains" for wolfoxes, and "snake", used by the squirrels as a vicious insult.

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* ''{{Tasakeru}}'' ''{{Literature/Tasakeru}}'' has the slurs "stinktails" for skunks, "stains" "taints" for wolfoxes, and "snake", used by the squirrels as a vicious insult.
15th Jan '17 10:37:39 AM SteveMB
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* A science fiction short story had "google" as a slur for the genetically-enhanced space people (they have large eyes). Of course, this was before [[Website/{{Google}} "google" meant "web search"]].

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* A science fiction short Allen Steele's story "The Death of Captain Future" had "google" as a slur for the genetically-enhanced space people (they have large eyes). Of course, this was before [[Website/{{Google}} "google" meant "web search"]].
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