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  • This has gone for 4 posts without a reference to Quark, and I find that unacceptable.

    October 18, 2007

  • Well, you COULD spit it at people! To each their own. :D

    October 18, 2007

  • I didn't know that. Neat! I guess that explains why it's fun to say with spite... Which is not to say spit... but who am I to judge.

    October 18, 2007

  • Originally it's a Persian name for white people -- feringhee or farangi. It was used in India as a slur for English people up to a point as well.

    October 18, 2007

  • I was in a shoe store one night eons ago, and the clerk was talking to a fellow employee in the back room, and called him/her a ferengi. I laughed my ass off. What a fantastic name to call someone--it's the kind of word that feels good to say with spite, even if you're not really mad.

    October 18, 2007