Offensive Origins

Etymology of Buck
  • 22 December 2013
Does use of the word 'buck' as a slang term for 'dollar' derive from a...
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Etymology of Buck
Etymology of Handicap
  • 18 June 2011
Did the word 'handicap' originate with the disabled's having to beg for a living?
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Etymology of Handicap
Not My Teeth
  • 11 May 2011
Husband loses false teeth after prankingly swapping them with his wife's.
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Not My Teeth
Were Jimmies Named After Jim Crow?
  • 26 September 2009
Rumor holds that Jimmies, the chocolate sprinkles used on confections, are so named as a...
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Were Jimmies Named After Jim Crow?
Etymology of Crowbar
  • 14 December 2008
Were 'crowbars' devices used to perform menial labor assigned to blacks?
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Etymology of Crowbar