[Ads-l] "Felicia"?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 16 14:55:44 EST 2017


> But against which ethnicity?

People named "Felicia"?

A Google search for {omarosa felicia "ethnic slur" "robin roberts"} turns
up 87 hits - all of them evidently false positives.


JL



On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > My wife said it sounded to her like an ethnic slur.
>
> But against which ethnicity?
>
> https://pagesix.com/2017/12/14/omarosa-declares-black-
> woman-civil-war-against-robin-roberts/
>
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 12:04 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Wasn’t “bye Felicia” a candidate in one of our WOTY categories a few
> years
> > back?
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Dec 16, 2017, at 8:51 AM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at MST.EDU>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
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