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    racial slurs

    I'm looking for racial slurs for fantasy races, the kind a real bigot jerk in a bar would say. (something other than "pointy ears" and "shorty")

    From the chat room I got:

    elves: flower-chewers

    dwarves: stunties, squats, rockheads

    gnomes: dung-grubbers, coneheads, lawn darts

    orcs: snouts

    halflings: kneebiters


    Please add on to the list!

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    What about calling elves tree-huggers? That's one I've heard a lot. Orcs could be called pig-face too, though that one doesn't work well when pluralized.
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    dwarves and gnomes: lawn ornament


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    I'm partial to "dandelion eater" for elves. If you can work knotholes into any discussion on elven mating habits, you've got a winner. And a fight on your hands.

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    "Points" is a derogatory term I've used in-game for elves, although it's usually used in the third person rather than as a direct insult.

    Halflings don't like to be called gnomes, dwarves don't like to be called halflings, and liches reeaaallly don't like to be called zombies.

    And of course, all non-illithids are food creaturrress.... As suggested by someone else on the bored (can't remember who, so pipe up if you read this!)

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    Remember that racial slurs can be world- or culture-specific, and don't have to have any obvious reason for being offensive. In one of my campaign worlds, "pixie" is an incredibly derogatory term for elf. Nobody knows precisely when that word became a racial slur; it just is.

    (Of course, pixies as they're defined in the MM don't exist in that world, but that's really of secondary importance.)

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    Originally posted by mouseferatu
    Remember that racial slurs can be world- or culture-specific, and don't have to have any obvious reason for being offensive. In one of my campaign worlds, "pixie" is an incredibly derogatory term for elf. Nobody knows precisely when that word became a racial slur; it just is.
    One could easily say that "halfling" is really a very derogatory term for a people which uses in group name X. (it is kinda a condecending name, defining them by the standards of 'normal' humans...)

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    Elves we always use: Tree hugging hippies, Pointy eary thingies, leaf lovers.

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    Fun thread.

    I heard of a campaign worlds where ogres called elves "sleeyag". I thought that was a pretty decent term.

    Halflings? Peck... peck peck peck peck peck.

    I'm make some up-

    Elves: Thinwrists, swooning willows, tra la las, leafsnoots

    Orcs: porcines, swordfodder, ogre droppings

    Dwarves: Stumps, half-mules, beards, axewives

    Halflings: Torsoes, acorns, fairy giants, boot soles

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    Elves: fairy-wannabees, stickmen, wastes-of-immortality
    Dwarves: hill-fairies, keg-bellies, rockheads, door-stops, pyrite-munchers
    Gnomes: badger-lovers, hill-fairies, truffle-pigs
    Halflings: half-pints, shin-lickers, kender

    All demi-humans: P's and Q's (for "pints and quarts"), half-men

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