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Like others here I was unfamiliar with the word "spiggoty" and assumed that in the film, the comment about the word "spigot" was a reference to the slightly (but not very) similar-sounding slur "spic". However, when I checked in the Oxford English Dictionary whether it was true that "spic" was derived from "...


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The interaction was probably intended to be humorous. The character who claimed the word is racist was probably meant to be confusing spigot with a certain racial slur for a person of Hispanic origins that begins with s. This may have been meant to deride people who consider the term niggardly to be racist, despite the word having no etymological connection ...


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