[Python-ideas] "slur" vs "insult"?

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 11:36:31 EDT 2018

On 21/09/18 16:23, Ryan Gonzalez wrote:
> Kinda OT, but I believe the connotation is that slur is use of the word,
> whereas an insult is use directed at someone.

According to Chambers online, a slur is "a disparaging remark intended 
to damage a reputation" while an insult is "a rude or offensive remark 
or action" (at least in the meanings we are talking about).  They have 
overlapping meanings but aren't identical.

Rhodri James *-* Kynesim Ltd

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