NO MORE HUCK FINN: A suburban Philadelphia high school is removing “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its 11th-grade curriculum, saying its racial slurs make students "uncomfortable." http://via.pix11.com/j6hkg
It contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. She arrived at the emergency room slurring her words and unable to walk:http://cnn.it/1Y3rrqE
Outrage erupts in #India after a Hindu leader said Mother Teresa's charity work had one objective: to convert the poor to Christianity.http://bbc.in/1zBUQcG
Uproar over Mother Teresa slur
There is outrage in India over a Hindu leader's comment that Mother Teresa's charity work had one objective - to convert poor to Christianity.
Ferguson police have deployed stun grenades, rubber bullets and what appear to be 40mm wooden baton rounds to quell the protests in a show of force that is a stark illustration of the militarization of police forces in the US.
Ferguson police: a stark illustration of newly militarised US law enforcement
Critics say skyrocketing proliferation of heavy weaponry and equipment...
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Italy grapples with racial slurs against minister
Slurs Against Italy's First Black National Official Spur Debate on Racism
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO
Cécile Kyenge, Italy's first black national official, has been bombarded with racial slurs and death threats during her first eight weeks in office
His explorations of “faggotry” in the literary world were wide-ranging. They led him to an unsatisfactory night with Jack Kerouac in the Chelsea Hotel, to delicate examinations of pornography with André Gide, to courtship with Christopher Isherwood. Yet he loathed the word “gay”, felt that human beings were essentially bisexual (a theme pursued in his wildly Bacchic send-up of pornography, “Myra Breckinridge”) and found that this world, too, was one in which he loitered on the edge.
Greeks Mass to Protest Hardships
Protesters shouted slogans outside the Greek parliament in central Athens during a 24-hour nationwide general strike Thursday. It marked the second general strike in a month as workers protested Greek government plans for more cutbacks and tax increases to satisfy terms set by its international creditors for more bailout funds. Clashes broke out as youths threw gasoline bombs and rocks at police, who responded by firing tear gas and stun grenades. Police said two officers were injured in the clashes and that some 50 demonstrators were detained. A 65-year-old man died during the demonstration from heart failure before the clashes. (Associated Press)
Anchor Baby: A Term Redefined as a Slur
New York Times
If you were to look it up in the American Heritage Dictionary, you would find a new definition since last week. The term was among some 10000 new words and phrases in the fifth edition of the dictionary, published in November. ...A grenade attack on a crowded square in the Belgian city of Liege has killed four people and wounded many dozens. The assailant is among the dead. Belgian authorities have ruled out a terrorist attack.
1 手投げ弾, 擲弾(てきだん).2 薬品入り球弾, 催涙弾, 消火弾.
Stun grenade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stun_grenade - CachedA stun grenade, also known as a flash grenade or flashbang, is a non-lethal explosive device used to temporarily disorient an enemy's senses. It is designed to ...
- loitered (過去形) • loitered (過去分詞) • loitering (現在分詞) • loiters (三人称単数現在)
2 （当てもなく）ぶらつく, うろつく((about, around))；のろのろ進む；道草を食う, 寄り道をする
2 〈人を〉びっくりさせる, ぼう然とさせる；強い印象を与える
a stunned silence
Pronunciation: /slər/verb (slurs, slurring, slurred)
Origin:early 17th century: of unknown origin. The Middle English noun slur 'thin, fluid mud' gave rise to the early verb senses 'smear, smirch' and 'disparage (a person)', later 'gloss over (a fault)', whence current usage
tr.v., slurred, slur·ring, slurs.
- To pronounce indistinctly.
- To talk about disparagingly or insultingly.
- To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
- To glide over (a series of notes) smoothly without a break.
- To mark with a slur.
- Printing. To blur or smear.
- A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
- A slurred utterance or sound.
- A curved line connecting notes on a score to indicate that they are to be played or sung legato.
- A passage played or sung in this manner.
- Printing. A smeared or blurred impression.
[Probably from Middle English sloor, mud.]
2 …をけなす, 中傷する, そしる.
(1) 〈音符を〉滑唱する, 滑奏する：高さの違う2つ以上の音を滑らかに歌う［演奏する］.
(1) 〈音符を〉滑唱する, 滑奏する：高さの違う2つ以上の音を滑らかに歌う［演奏する］.
4 …をあっさりかたづける；…を軽視する, おろそかにする((over))
slur over the fact that ...
1 中傷, そしり；軽視.
4 汚点, 汚名, 不面目, 恥辱5 《印刷》不鮮明な箇所.
cast a slur on his name