Words that were/are considered offensive but which were reclaimed by people into something more positive

Theodoric

Ad Honorem
Mar 2012
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#55
“Swede” is actually a racial slur for the people known as the Svenskar. It comes from the Proto Germanic root word for “Sweaty”

Eventually, the Svenskar not only reclaimed the name Swede, but told people outside of their homeland of Sverige that they come from a Kingdom called Sweden!
 
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