[Ads-l] "Felicia"?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 16 12:04:48 EST 2017


Wasn’t “bye Felicia” a candidate in one of our WOTY categories a few years back? 

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> On Dec 16, 2017, at 8:51 AM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at MST.EDU> wrote:
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> 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>
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> 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.'
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> Further details follow, including the relevant profanity-laced dialogue that produced the expression.
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> Gerald Cohen
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> James Landau, December 16, 2017 8:33 a.m. wrote:
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> My wife was watching Omarosa Manigault Newman on Good Morning America.
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> At one point anchor Robin Roberts said, "Bye Felicia".  My wife said it sounded to her like an ethnic slur.  Was it?
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> - Jim Landau
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