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Old Thu Aug 10, 2006, 10:43am
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Originally Posted by ChuckElias
"Mr. Bourassa has been criticized by a sports columnist who said “frogs” is considered a racist insult everywhere in North America."

Really? I've never heard that before in my life. Why is "frog" considered racist? Obviously, it doesn't have anything to do with skin color. Is it b/c the French eat frogs' legs? That seems like a pretty weak insult to me.
As an Anglophile, I can attest that 'frog' is widely used as a derogatory term for the French. The conotation is entirely insulting when used that way.

The real irony is that the real French, from everything I've heard, look down on the Quebecers as being second-class, wannabe French folk. So there are probably some French folk up in arms that Quebecers are being called frogs, thus elevating them to the same lowly status as the native French.
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