More of a rant about fails, but I needed to get it off my chest a bit.
For years, I’ve used the word “thug,” derived from the historical Indian thuggee bandit cult, to refer to any random violent individual. For example, I would often refer to a dirty hockey or football player as a “thug” (or sometimes, especially in hockey, “goon”). However, apparently racist shitlords have made “thug” a term for any African-Americans they don’t like, so I can’t use “thug” in its original sense even when talking about a dirty player who happens to also be African-American (see Ndamakung Suh as an example of a dirty African-American football player).
Now, more recently, racist 4chan shitlords have turned the “OK” hand gesture into a racist symbol for “white power.” So now I have to be careful when using a gesture I’ve used for who knows how many years because it could be misconstrued as racist.
Argh. I just really wanna take a baseball bat to the skulls of those racist shitlords sometimes…