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26th Sep '16 12:38:02 AM Darth_Biomech
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** ''VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided'' continues the trend, the racism and hate is now spread as wide as ever, and augmented people called ''only'' by slurs, such as "wrench" (As in "pipe wrench" a tool) and "clanks".
20th Sep '16 8:15:46 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Avernum}}'' series does this a lot. Racial slurs include calling Nephilim (cat people) "kitties" and [[LizardFolk Slithzerikai]] "lizards." Avernites get their nationality insulted constantly: "worms" by Empire citizens and "voles" by people from the Abyss.

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* The ''{{Avernum}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}'' series does this a lot. Racial slurs include calling Nephilim (cat people) "kitties" and [[LizardFolk Slithzerikai]] "lizards." Avernites get their nationality insulted constantly: "worms" by Empire citizens and "voles" by people from the Abyss.
15th Sep '16 12:25:50 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' refers to zombies as "Leg Draggers"

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* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' refers to zombies as "Leg Draggers"Draggers".
15th Sep '16 12:23:39 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', most of Peridot's taunts toward the Crystal Gems seem to revolve around comparing them to rocks or dirt. "Clod" is her insult of choice, with some variations like "Crystal clods", along with calling them "dirtbombs" once, and she's referred to Steven as a "pebble" (seemingly an analogue to "brat") least once. [[spoiler:When Peridot calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] a clod to her face, Yellow Diamond's face contorts with rage in a hilarious way.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', most of Peridot's taunts toward the Crystal Gems seem to revolve around comparing them to rocks or dirt. "Clod" is her insult of choice, with some variations like "Crystal clods", along with calling them "dirtbombs" once, and she's referred to Steven as a "pebble" (seemingly an analogue to "brat") at least once. [[spoiler:When Peridot calls [[BigBad Yellow Diamond]] a clod to her face, Yellow Diamond's face contorts with rage in a hilarious way.]]
14th Sep '16 12:14:37 AM PaulA
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** "[[BugWar Buggers]]" was retconned into this. In the later books (starting with ''Ender's Shadow'') we learn that they're officially called "Formics"--likely because [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the series became more popular among pre-teens than Card expected]], and he wanted to avoid gratuitous profanity (he even replaces all uses of "Bugger" with "Formic" in the 2008 graphic novel adaptation). Note that while considered a swear on Earth after the first and second invasions, "buggers" doesn't really mean much to the aliens, who at that point are still figuring out the concept of sapience outside of a hive mind, have little to no real contact with the humans, and never really grok the concept of language even after human-Formic relations are a little more regular.
** "Piggies" starts off as an affectionate nickname for the native inhabitants of Lusitania in Speaker for the Dead, but by Xenocide and Children of the mind, it has come to be seen as condescending, and "pequeninos" (Portuguese for "little ones") is the preferred term.

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** "[[BugWar Buggers]]" was retconned into this. In the later books (starting with ''Ender's Shadow'') ''Literature/EndersShadow'') we learn that they're officially called "Formics"--likely because [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids the series became more popular among pre-teens than Card expected]], and he wanted to avoid gratuitous profanity (he even replaces all uses of "Bugger" with "Formic" in the 2008 graphic novel adaptation). Note that while considered a swear on Earth after the first and second invasions, "buggers" doesn't really mean much to the aliens, who at that point are still figuring out the concept of sapience outside of a hive mind, have little to no real contact with the humans, and never really grok the concept of language even after human-Formic relations are a little more regular.
** "Piggies" starts off as an affectionate nickname for the native inhabitants of Lusitania in Speaker for the Dead, ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'', but by Xenocide ''Literature/{{Xenocide}}'' and Children of the mind, ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheMind'', it has come to be seen as condescending, and "pequeninos" (Portuguese for "little ones") is the preferred term.
1st Sep '16 7:31:26 PM OrKuunArQenByundis
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*** One insult for the [[SpacePirates Jackals]]/[[ThievingMagpie Kig-Yar]] is "Turkey". Amusingly, some Jackals have come to the logical conclusion that, since humans regularly eat turkeys, the insult is an implied threat that Jackals are on the menu. [[ToServeMan Probably because the reverse is true for humans]].
1st Sep '16 5:55:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', calling [[{{Hobbits}} Prairie People]] "critters" is a slur that they take offense at; Bravestarr himself accidentally lets the word slip, and has to apologize to Fuzz as a result. (Fortunately, the "critters" he was referring to were imposters trying to get the Prairie People in trouble.
30th Aug '16 12:57:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''WorldWar'', the Race quickly takes to calling humans Big Uglies. Humanity responds by coining Lizards to refer to the Race.

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* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''WorldWar'', ''Literature/WorldWar'', the Race quickly takes to calling humans Big Uglies. Humanity responds by coining Lizards to refer to the Race.
24th Aug '16 6:18:05 AM NozzDogg
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* As it is the 1930s in ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' humanity isn't always the best at respecting other species and has a variety of rude names for them. Some examples include Sweat-Back for Venusians, Tree-People for Ganymedians and Fish (as in new fish) for Europan Emissaries.
21st Aug '16 12:50:02 PM TheGreatUnknown
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** Creator/TheWeaver's take on the universe includes "wannabite", meaning [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a prey species who admires and emulates predators, and tries to imitate their culture, mannerisms, etc.]]
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