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slur

(slûr)
tr.v. slurred, slurring, slurs
To pronounce indistinctly.
n.
A slurred utterance or sound.
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It made me even more upset that he was protecting his case rather than apologizing so I lashed out and told him that it is extremely disrespectful to use such a derogatory slur," Fox News, quoted Lee as saying.
Indeed, all linguistic behavior offers the speaker a choice--to use the slur with its negative effect or to use its neutral alternative.
Snitzler's updated and revised version of Segovia's Slur Exercises,
The conclusion is the following: in Hom's examples, there is no non-derogatory, non-appropriated use of the slur "chink," because there is no real use, but only what I have called a mimicked use, that is, an utterance that does not give rise to any of the typical presuppositions and commitments of real uses.
Gayhab is obviously just the latest twist in the slur rehabilitation biz.
Audience members at the conservative gathering initially appeared startled, but then many of them laughed and applauded Coulter's slur.
Jake made his annual slurred congratulations (what do you call a mix between a slur and a mumble?
SANTA CLARITA -- A racial slur was spray-painted on the garage door of a Canyon Country apartment complex Friday night, and the vandalism may be classified as a hate crime, authorities said Saturday.
One of the problems with the slur of anti-Semitism is that it ignores the vast gulf between those who raise legitimate moral objections to Israeli actions and actual anti-Semites, either of the house-and-garden variety or those who want to destroy Israel and all Jews.
Since often the two types of articulation occur in close proximity and are musically linked, it is frustrating to be told about the source for a slur in one place, only to have to wait to discover the origins of a neighboring series of staccato indications.
R I Sims defends trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies against the latest slur on his character
However, the court suggests that a racial slur during such a conversation would not be protected: "Indeed, if the racial slur were used, it would arguably not be protected.