One slur is not good, while another is fine because the league has not lost any money in a consumer boycott of the name.
In 1992, when Dukakis lost to Bush Sr., it was practically a slur.
It'd be a challenge to find a kid with a disability who hasn't had that slur thrown his or her way.
He then went to Fox News and was given numerous attempts to back away from the slur by Sheppard Smith.
It seems like only yesterday that people who cited Hagel's past views and comments were accused of practicing a politics of slur.
The slur was undeserved; the waiting tires were flung on and secured by hurrying hands.
He had not forgotten the slur of the captain and had spirit enough to resent it.
But the tendency of the present age is to slur and cut short everything.
The face of the American flushed at the slur, but he held himself in hand.
There was no slur on his credit, though; 'twas just a bit of temper.
"deliberate slight, disparaging or slighting remark," c.1600, from dialectal slur "thin or fluid mud," from Middle English slore (mid-15c.), cognate with Middle Low German sluren, Middle Dutch sloren "to trail in mud." Related to East Frisian sluren "to go about carelessly," Norwegian slora "to be careless." Literal sense of "a mark, stain, smear" is from 1660s in English. The musical sense (1746) is from the notion of "sliding." Meaning "act or habit of slurring" in speech is from 1882.
c.1600, "smear, soil by smearing," from slur (n.). Meaning "disparage depreciate" is from 1650s. In music, from 1746; of speech, from 1893. Related: Slurred; slurring.