[Ads-l] "Felicia"?

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sat Dec 16 11:51:00 EST 2017

I'm not sure if it was used as an ethnic slur, but it certainly expressed insensitivity . See http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bye-Felicia<http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bye-felicia>

which begins by saying '"Bye Felicia" is a memorable quote from the 1995 comedy film Friday, which is often used online as a dismissive farewell.'

Further details follow, including the relevant profanity-laced dialogue that produced the expression.

Gerald Cohen


James Landau, December 16, 2017 8:33 a.m. wrote:

My wife was watching Omarosa Manigault Newman on Good Morning America.

At one point anchor Robin Roberts said, "Bye Felicia".  My wife said it sounded to her like an ethnic slur.  Was it?

- Jim Landau

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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