Zipperhead?

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  1. Axl_Rose

    Axl_Rose Junior Member

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    I don't know why I thought of it, but I was just curious as to why the vietnamese were called zipperheads?
  2. superman

    superman ?

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    Coined by US soldiers during Korean War because if Asians are shot in the head with high powered weapons, their heads would split as if you unzipped them.
  3. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    And this is, of course, a unique characteristic of the asian race :p

    Thanks for the interesting info though.
  4. thadood

    thadood I Am The Black Wizards

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    Haha, owned in the face.
  5. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    What about Charlies? Don't know which Asian race its pointed to.
  6. rx

    rx Sister Fister

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    i'm still trying find a derogatory term for koreans so I can make use of it on a daily basis :)

    :eek:

    that zipperhead thing applies to every race though.
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    wasnt charlie just a term used for enemy?
  8. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Couldn't you call Koreans "gooks", or is that for a particular Asian nation?

    If not just make one up. How about "Kim Dongs"?
  9. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    Aren't gooks vietnamese?
  10. thadood

    thadood I Am The Black Wizards

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    Wouldn't it be better to generalize them to the point of calling all asians gooks be the best approach? I mean, it does insult more when you call a vietnamese person chinese, etc.
  11. QuickSilvah

    QuickSilvah New Member

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    I believe gook applies to both Vietnamese and Koreans. The Chinese are affectionalely referred to as chinks and the Japanese get the term slant, and in some cases, just the term "jap' will be enough to anger them into getting all ninja on your ass.

    Charlie was the term used by the US troops for the Vietcong.
    Vietcong = Victor Charles = Charlie.
  12. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Can't we just simplify all of this and call everyone "fuckers"?
  13. QuickSilvah

    QuickSilvah New Member

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    That's right. Treat everybody like crap on an equal level.
  14. Alex B

    Alex B Junior Member

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    if you want equality, yes