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Old 07-01-2020, 06:18 PM   #16
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I never considered it an ethnic slur because I didn't know until a couple years ago about the gypsies in Europe being Romani.
Always figured it was just people who chose that lifestyle like hobos and carnies.

I have this hanging in my bathroom. A friend gave it to me after he bought it at a flea market because my EX was named Mary.
It says occupation gypsy but no mention of Romani.
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:41 PM   #17
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"like hobos and carnies" L O L that cracked me up

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Old 07-01-2020, 11:55 PM   #18
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Illegal taxicab operation

Wow. So, nonunion, unlicensed, illegal, or not permitted. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say those don't sound like compliments.
They don't sound any too ethnic either.
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