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Re: Swirl baby

Posted by Bob on January 14, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Swirl baby posted by Silver Surfer on January 14, 2003

: : SWIRL BABY - Multiracial. "She's bummed because she isn't a 'swirl baby'- the term at school for being half white and half something else. It is the 'in' thing here - not boring all white!" From an online discussion group, accessed Jan. 13, 2003.

: : I'm guessing it refers to the ice cream swirl of vanilla and chocolate.

: This has all the hallmarks of a phrase that will, in the near future, be roundly condemned by the great and the good and certainly mark any user as a racist of the worst kind. I speak from experience since I find it unwise to openly discuss the activities of my childhood as a wartime evacuee when I roamed the hills and byways with 'nigger', my beautiful black curly haired spaniel, without substituting with the name Rex - they might have waited until I was dead before outlawing that word.

You'd have to be roughly 175 years old to have that make sense.