okocha wrote:Chinks, Krauts, Frogs, Poms...are these offensive to anybody? Not in the same league as the N word?
If the persons on the end of them feel they are offensive then they are.
But how far do you go along this road?
If you call someone fat, ginger, four eyes, wobblies (slang for disables apparently), lanky streak of piss, midget, mussies, etc, etc, then they are by the same definition also.
Ideally we should all live in peace and harmony with each other but that's never going to happen anytime soon, so how do you get people to see others beyond the colour, religion, body shape, disability, etc, etc?
I've no answer but by stopping the use of such terms by means of peer pressure/acceptable social norms would be a good start but I can't see that happening anytime soon either unfortunately.