[Ads-l] "Felicia"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 16 15:34:49 EST 2017


> People named "Felicia"?

I reckon.

I've seen "Friday" several times, without finding "Bye, Felicia"
"memorable."  I had to YouTube the movie. But, "different strokes...". to
coin a phrase.

I also saw Omorosa's "world premier" on The Donald's Äpprentice" and she
was quite memorable, "presenting as," as they say on the medical reality
shows, a gigantic pain in the neck. But, clearly, The Donald dug her.

She was also memorable to me for having the same last name as Earl "The
Goat" Manigault.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Manigault

On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> > 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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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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