I have never heard of this as anything more than a generic insult like calling someone a “moron”. I am one of the admins that agreed this wasn’t a word that needed to be filtered because without going to Wikipedia or Webter’s, there is no connotation for this as a slur.
I would understand this more as a “Be excellent to each other” complaint for someone being impatient, if that’s all this was. But even then, it’s not always going to be 100% about holding hands and people have room to get frustrated so long as it doesn’t start getting into the territory of being outright toxic.
Taken from said mentioned thing.
I mean, provided there is no intent to say offensive words it should probably be a warn without punishment. I’ve even called people this IC on bee before it was filtered and I knew it to be bad.
I even accidentally used a slur in a character name of mine for over a month once…
The english language has a lot of slurs, too many even for primary english speakers to remember all of them. Fuck many slurs started out as normal words until they were repeatedly used became slurs.
The R-word is a great example of this, its still used in some technical cases like “fire ■■■■■■ant” because originally it meant “to slow down” or “slow”.
The specific word used in this case most would probably just believe it referred to people of the mongol empire under Ghenghis Khan, which with that understanding wouldn’t be recognized as a slur to most people.
Similar to how sometimes “American” is used as an insult for “stupid or self-centered”.
The mongol empire was known to be somewhat barbaric, so its probably was just the intent to call someone barbaric in a creative way.
I agree the word should probably be censored, knowing the full definition, but people probably shouldn’t be punished for accidentally using it.
That being said, if I am missing context and the intent was to toe the line / offend people it is worthy of punishment.