You probably don’t need me to tell you what Rush Limbaugh said or what you should think about it. In case you missed it:
But I’ll do a quick public service announcement while you’re paying attention…
In all the hubbub about Rush mocking Chinese, nobody mentioned that he started out by talking about “gypping” Fox. A lot of people use that word because they don’t know where it came from, and even if they do, they don’t know any gypsies, so who cares. Well, if you didn’t know it was a racist word before, you do now. It’s on roughly the same level as saying you got “jewed”. (And to all my readers still in New York, yes, people really do say that.) I think Rush knows better than to try that one, and it wouldn’t be any more acceptable if he didn’t know any jews.
Please add “gyp” to the list of words that sure, you’ve got a *right* to say it but it kind of makes you a dick.