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To: joesnuffy
What, exactly does Wog mean? I know here in the UK it is considered an unacceptable thing to call people. Is it not so in the US or does it mean something positive?
32 posted on 09/12/2003 9:01:10 PM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
What, exactly does Wog mean?

Short for Worthy Oriental Gentleman. The Brits tried to stop more disparaging names and ended up with Wog.

35 posted on 09/12/2003 9:15:32 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Prodigal Son
What, exactly does Wog mean?

Short for Worthy Oriental Gentleman. The Brits tried to stop more disparaging names and ended up with Wog.

36 posted on 09/12/2003 9:16:06 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Prodigal Son
I know here in the UK it is considered an unacceptable thing to call people...

Odd, that, considering the term has its origins in Britain. The term is acually an acronym standing for "Westernized Oriental Gentleman", and dates from Victorian times...

the infowarrior

44 posted on 09/12/2003 11:22:04 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Prodigal Son
In the hey-day of the Britsh Empire, the Brits moved around a lot of workers (usually 'lesser' colonial types) to do the hard labor of the public service projects like the Suez Canal. These were called Workers-on-Government-Service, thus Wogs.

At least that is the explanation I got.
58 posted on 09/13/2003 7:00:13 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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