We can, I think, agree that any official use of the word “Gyppo” or the like would be considered racist in these modern times. But that doesn’t mean that a word which has negative connotations must also be racist. Or does it? This being the question we face here, with the use of the word “tinker“.
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Presumably knife cutters isn’t being regarded as racist.…See More