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    First a disclaimer..this is about GAME racism. I was trying to think of things that each race would call others as a way of insulting them. Here are a few, feel free to add as you see fit

    Elves = twigs, find them in the forest and they snap sooo easily, burn well too

    Dwarves = furfaces, furballs, flea catchers, flea traps,

    Halflings = Shorties, bugs, (because you can step on them)

    Kolbolds or other reptilian races call humaniods smoothskins, or scaleless

    Orcs call others toothless or tuskless

    and its so much fun as a DM to tell a player running the elf that the orcish insult he heard translates to "hey twig your mommas does flea catchers"

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    First a disclaimer..this is about GAME racism. I was trying to think of things that each race would call others as a way of insulting them. Here are a few, feel free to add as you see fit

    Elves = Point-ears, treehuggers ... ask them if they ever eat anything ... deliberately call male elves "she" ...

    Dwarves = Stunties, tubby ... deliberately call female dwarves "he" ...

    Halflings = Kid, child, little girl, little boy, little one ...

    Humans = Monkeys

    Drow = Inkies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nowhere Girl View Post
    deliberately call male elves "she" ...
    I have a gruff human warblade who does just that. It's awesome because the player of the elf is kind of a homophobe but knows he really oughtn't to be, so it comes out as extreme agression in the game. Fun times.
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    Oh, I'm good at this. Lemme see...

    Troglodytes (might get called)- Newts, Stink-scales, toad-eater
    (might call others) - Hotblooded, hairy

    Gnomes - Lawn Ornaments (also works for dwarfs in some cases), Sparkies (for their spell-like abilities), Leprechauns, Miniatures etc. (of course, they usually wouldn't take offense)

    Fey - Insects

    Half-Orc - Half-Breed or Half-Blood (obvious), Thug, Beastmen, Halfmen

    Elf - Effeminate, Pixies, High-heads (for their habit of being arrogant), Ears

    Dwarf - Midget, Statue, Stone Man, Half Man, Beards

    Orc - Teeth, Beast, Quarterwit, Grunt, Boarface

    Gnoll - "Good Dog", Pup, Cub, "Go Fetch", etc.
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    I've been thinking about possible insults for humans....

    And after a while I've noticed something. In D&D, it's pretty goddang impossible to throw them a good insult.

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    "Mayfly", maybe? Humans live the shortest except for Orcs.
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    Warg Chow?

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    Humans need something to mock their tendency to 'adopt' the cultures of other races. Clone or Mimic might work. (other race) Wannabe could hurt.

    Other races could call them dull-ears/eyes/whatever in comparison to themselves (thinking elves mostly, here).
    Sun-lovers or nightblind might be appropriate coming from creatures with low-light or darkvision.
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    Actually, 'halfling' IS an insult. It implies they are half a man or something.

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    Halflings-Ammo

    Humans-Rabbits

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    Halfling/Gnome: 2-Foot Wonder; "Your Lowness"
    True Dragon: Psudodragon
    Dwarf: Beardy McBeerstein

    Just a few I've heard of/used.

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    Although I don't condone cursing, this is really a more realistic gameworld insult than most examples I've seen.

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    How about the fact that humans can apparently breed with anything on two legs (or even four legs if you count dragons).


    Human: Hey elf, you look like a girl.
    Elf: To a human, everything must look like a girl.
    Human: What?
    Elf: Half-orcs, half-ogres...
    Human: ... shut up.
    Dwarf: Half-dragons, half-kobolds.
    Human: I said shut up!
    Elf: ...
    Dwarf: ...
    Human: ...
    Elf: Centaurs.

    small races might call the medium sized ones giants.

    Halfling child: Daddy, daddy! I saw a bunch of bid ugly monsters and they were talking really loud, and shaking the ground with their big stupid feet!
    Father halfling: Oh don't worry son, those are just humans.
    Halfling child: There are green humans?
    Father halfling: Green? They might be orcs... they're kind of like humans but... you know, more so.

    Gnomes call halflings 'shoeless yokels' while halflings call gnomes 'freaks'.
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    Human - kid, blank (because of the versitality thing), rock (bland), raceslut (every half-whatever is half-human for a reason...)
    Drow - spider monkey, spider kisser, coalskin, bleachy (because of the white hair), half-man (for the males)
    Duergar - greymeat, dirtbeard
    Tiefling - demey/ demette, horngirl/ hornboy, rattail
    Aasimar - shinypants, angelface, prettyboy
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    this is probably relevant to your interests

    that being said, i have nothing more to contribute other than calling aasimars altar boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reorith View Post
    this is probably relevant to your interests

    that being said, i have nothing more to contribute other than calling aasimars altar boys.
    I've always been fond of "sucks to your ass-imar," myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_v View Post
    I've always been fond of "sucks to your ass-imar," myself.
    lol nice one. my friends gnoll ranger/scout referred to them as fireflies.

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    Dwarves = Moles

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    orc or any form of orc blood: Pig, pig nose, pig face, runt, mutt, dog

    Elf: tree-lover, nature boy

    dwarf: stunted one

    Gnome: Hin, half-man

    Hin: Gnome, half-man, it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randel View Post
    How about the fact that humans can apparently breed with anything on two legs (or even four legs if you count dragons).


    Human: Hey elf, you look like a girl.
    Elf: To a human, everything must look like a girl.
    Human: What?
    Elf: Half-orcs, half-ogres...
    Human: ... shut up.
    Dwarf: Half-dragons, half-kobolds.
    Human: I said shut up!
    Elf: ...
    Dwarf: ...
    Human: ...
    Elf: Centaurs.
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    As for insulting humans, calling them "apes" always works well.

    Also, dwarf (or gnome, or halfling, I suppose) = "lawn ornament." (5 points if you get the reference!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Randel View Post
    How about the fact that humans can apparently breed with anything on two legs (or even four legs if you count dragons)?

    Human: Hey elf, you look like a girl.
    Elf: To a human, everything must look like a girl.
    Human: What?
    Elf: Half-orcs, half-ogres...
    Human: ... shut up.
    Dwarf: Half-dragons, half-kobolds.
    Human: I said shut up!
    Elf: ...
    Dwarf: ...
    Human: ...
    Elf: Centaurs.

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    Elves (and maybe Half-Elves) could be called "long-ears."

    Humans can be called "Round-ears" by elves.

    Tieflings can be called "Goat-girl/boy" (NWN2), fiendling, brimstone breath, or simply fiends. Depends on whether they're proud of their fiendish ancestry or not, though.

    Halfling -- "little boy" or "little girl." Might work for gnomes too.

    Aasimar -- "glitter"


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    Also, refer to an elf's ears as earspikes, always. They hate that.

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    In WFRP, the Dwarvish words for different races can also be used to describe buildings:
    Human= Umgi ("manling")
    Umgak= "shoddy, likely to fall down"

    Elf= Elgi
    Elgak= "flimsy"

    Also, "fit for goblins" means unspeakably bad. "Not fit for goblins" means even worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonmuncher View Post
    Also, dwarf (or gnome, or halfling, I suppose) = "lawn ornament." (5 points if you get the reference!)
    Discworld?

    One of my players was running a dwarf a while back. The entire rest of the party kept forgetting his name, so they just referred to him as "The Dwarf" or, for whatever reason "Chromelick"

    Probably something to do with the whole money obsession thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonmuncher View Post
    You are simply awesome. Mind if I quote you in my sig?

    As for insulting humans, calling them "apes" always works well.

    Also, dwarf (or gnome, or halfling, I suppose) = "lawn ornament." (5 points if you get the reference!)
    Hopefully the members of the Campaign for Equal Heights doesnt hear you mentioning this phrase, also all them little buggers dow the dwarf bar would come screaming at you and cut you off at the knees if they heard it, so shush please.
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    Gnomes = big nose (they do have a good sense of smell, and I know in some worlds they do indeed have noses that are correspondingly large), penny-pinchers (if involved in banking), badgers (for affinities with burrowing mammals)

    Dwarves = fat gnome, giant gnome (dwarves don't take well to being "accidentally" confused with or associated with other races), drunk Ulf (or substitute another common dwarven name in for Ulf)

    Elves = pansie, tree-hugger (seconding Nowhere Girl on this one)

    By the way, these suggestions are quite helpful, especially since I'm running a campaign where different races don't get along too well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen Joe View Post
    Actually, 'halfling' IS an insult. It implies they are half a man or something.
    And demi-human is just as bad.

    Also "dwarfs".
    Is there any reason an entire race will call themselves "short people"?

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    Wizards - Because we all know that they think they should be their own race - "Twinkletoes", "Flashbangs", "Pincushions"

    Half-elves - "Half-breeds", "Shortears" (from elves)

    Humans - "Pinkies"
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    Quote Originally Posted by random11 View Post
    And demi-human is just as bad.

    Also "dwarfs".
    Is there any reason an entire race will call themselves "short people"?
    I always understood Dwarf and Halfling to be what their races name was in whatever the dominant human language of the region. There's no way those races call themselves that, probably something with lots of hard sylables and appostraphies for the Dwarves and I think the WofC write ups useually have halflings calling themselves Hin, or is that just Faerun?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mostlyharmful View Post
    I always understood Dwarf and Halfling to be what their races name was in whatever the dominant human language of the region. There's no way those races call themselves that, probably something with lots of hard sylables and appostraphies for the Dwarves and I think the WofC write ups useually have halflings calling themselves Hin, or is that just Faerun?

    Still, they look perfectly okay with the idea that their hight will be used as a word to describe their race in the common language used in the area.
    For an entire race, "midget" is an insult, but "dwarf" isn't?

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