[Ads-l] "Felicia"?

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 16 18:04:56 EST 2017


It was nominated in the Most Euphemistic category in the 2014 WOTY voting.

https://www.americandialect.org/2014-word-of-the-year-is-blacklivesmatter


On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 5:04 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?
>

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