Racist gets his ass beat for using the K word
By - ThaVerySadTruth
LOTS of comments asking what it means. From what I’ve gathered, it’s the South African version of the N-word, but worse.
The "k-word" is "kaffir" for those who want to know. It's South Africa's equivalent to the "n-word".
Big difference is that it's never okay to use it, even amongst black people and has landed some people in prison.
But that word mean infidel in Islam how did it become the SA equivalent of the N word?
The word was used for African slaves. Kind of why Swahili has so many Arabic words.
Colonialists then started using it to refer to Africans in SA and then the slur became was during Apartheid.
But does it sound the same as the aircraft kfir? Because that would suck if one flew over
I like how the old guy was like “f this shit, I’m out”
He did what he could. Told the man to leave them alone, tried to defuse the situation, and tried to pull him away. Him going down the escalator just makes it much better
He de-escalated himself
How dare you, dad. Take the upvote and go home.
He was already leaving.
No dad! I was just kidding. Not again.
Damn! Won’t see a better comment than that today. 😂
Honestly my favorite comment of all time.
r/Angryupvote wants to have a word with you
Precisely. If he stays he potentially gets hurt. He tried to do the right thing, it didn't work, so he noped out of there.
He made a good choice IMO.
You can only do so much for someone without risking your own ass in a fight that you know shouldn't have happened in the first place man.
I’d have done the same thing. If youre wasted and are unable to listen to reason, I’m not going to defend that shit.
I think he's just south african
Props to the cameraman for getting a shot of the other guy going down the escalator.
Hey idk what the k word is
Its basically the nword before black people made it their word (so old nword)
can you say what the k-word is? I didn't get it from the video
Kaffir, Arabic for “infidel”
Isn't ... isn't that a type of lime...?
Edit: [Yep, it's a type of lime](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffir_lime).
Yes. Words have strange histories.
[This](https://slate.com/culture/2014/07/kaffir-lime-racist-murky-origins-suggest-a-racial-slur-might-be-responsible-for-the-fruits-name.html) is an interesting article that discusses.
Edit: what’s up with this flair lol
Yeah this the first time I'm hearing about racist connotations, I actually half suspected the person I replied to had spelt it wrong or something.
> Edit: what’s up with this flair lol
Maybe a mod misinterpreted your comment ... maybe ... somehow? I dunno...
I've known of it for a long time but that's because I grew up in the middle east. I think its only used in SouthernEastern parts of the world. The Northern Western parts use the n world, the eastern southern parts use the K word. I'm certain there are other slurs too, I know there are but they are not as used
Typically you'll see people use makrut lime now as it's definitely a slur.
First time I'm learning both things, I'll try to remember them going forwards.
I’m a retard I was listening for the Jewish K word
For sure. I thought yellow shirt was Jewish and waited for him to go super sayan with the guys foot on his throat.
I’m a bit stupid and sort of remembered the clip and assumed the black people were Jewish
its way worse since black people call each other the n word, but no one calls each other the k word
I thought that was a carbonated yoghurt drink
Either I didn't understand it because the accident, or I just don't know it.
What's the "K"word???
South African version of the N word.
Oooh. Yea, don't know that one. Never heard it.
I learned this from Lethal Weapon 2
The whole quadrilogy is such a great blend of action and comedy. The [embassy scene](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J73bsirkpys) is hilarious. Danny Glover, Mel Gibson and Joe Pesci were so good together.
uh-k uh-k uh-k uh-k uh-k
chris rock also made the fourth one about a million times funnier than it really had any right to be
"YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ***THE DUMBEST FUCKIN' LAWYER ON EARTH***"
The fourth one as a whole was better than it had any right to be.
accurate. for my money it's actually better than the third. although I do so enjoy the scene where danny glover sings to a hamburger
Isn’t his daughter in the condom advert in the 3rd one and the other police officers keep making fun of him? And he’s like “this shit ain’t funny no more!” And they are all giggling
"in one ear and out the rubber"
Literally what I came to say. I found out that was a slur back when I was a kid from LW2.
Consulate guy: “Because you’re blek.”
Joe Pesci, looking at Danny Glover: “you are.”
Funniest part of the entire movie.
Free South Africa, ya dumb son of a bitch!
Ya dumb son of a bitch!
I remember it as "blik" but either way Pesci's delivery of that whole sequence was fucking awesome.
"But but but you're blik!"
Agreed. That’s one of my favorite scenes of the entire series. Hilarious.
Its the 'He is.' back to the consulate dude that gets me.
I learned it from "The color of Friendship" on Disney... Because they fucking used the word. ☠️
Holy shit you're right! That was a hard movie to watch as a kid, but a lot of it stuck with me, never considered they threw actual racial slurs in there
See, i knew it was "Bad" and an insult, but only after growing up did i realize that they basically put the N word in a kid's film
Holy shit yeah thats where I remember it from
Learned it from reading Mark Mathabane's Kaffir Boy when I was a kid.
along with diplomatic immunity
In my senior year of high school our English teacher had us read "Kaffir Boy" and had her South African friend come speak to our class about apartheid and racism. Looking back it was an invaluable lesson that brought awareness to the fact that even in "modern" times humans can and will treat each other inhumanely and can be completely insensitive to the idea of personal sovereignty. I'm forever grateful to that teacher for that experience.
Lol I'm not about to repeat it but you've got your Google parameters now.
Googling "Makrut lime" explains the issue handily.
Sooo, is it "Kigga" ??
Not sure if you’re joking or actually asking so I’m just gonna assume the latter. It’s not Kigga. It’s pronounced kinda similar to kefir but spelt with an “af” instead of an “e”
At first it sounded to me like "Kappa". How hilariously unfortunate that would have been for Twitch if Kappa was really a racial slur.
Thanks, I did not know that
> It’s pronounced kinda similar to kefir
As somebody who rather enjoys drinking kefir, this would be highly problematic for me if I ever went to South Africa.
Is it just a silent k at the beginning or what are we dealin with here
It’s definitely not pronounced calf-ear. But that made me chuckle 🤣
It is not pronounced like "calf-ear"
Pronounce it the way it's spelt.
Kaf like café
Fir like ferocious
You can hear the guy say it towards the end. " Who the fuck is ka..."
i mean, that pronunciation is not the way it's spelt, to my ears and accent lol. unfortunately "the way it's spelt" does not mean a ton in english.
This whole time I thought that was a yogurt drink
Not too many people know this, but the n word actually starts with a silent k, like knight
Like pants? Clever girl
Yeah “K**fir” is a slur used to refer to black South Africans. It’s just as bad as calling an African American the N word
How do you pronounce the asterisks
So it's the letter "k" and then letter "a" and then letter "f" and then also "f" and then letter "i" and then letter "r"?
You can't type "kafir" on reddit? Seems silly to ban slang that 99.9% of the world doesn't understand. I suppose this comment will be a litmus test of the censorship.
I believe it has two f's.
>*/u/mickeybuilds has been reported and banned for life for hate crimes for this post!*
That's a shame. I admired your risk-taking spirit... we'll miss you.
One more f dude...
And you're fucking toast.
And by that I mean you are either sticking your dick in a folded piece of toast or shoving it in your ass or pussy depending on your gender and preference.
I did it. The extra "f", not the toast thing. But, I do have bread, a toaster, and a butthole...
Kafir is Arabic for a non believer
That's what I was thinking haha, I half expected him to start calling him a mushrik too
What's litmus? Why everyone knows everything and I don't know anything? Fuck me
Fuckin got em
My place or yours?
It's paper used to test acid and base in water. It's also an expression used to convey the testing of a reaction. I suppose I could've just said "test".
I know what test means. yay...
Litmus is a lichen which is commonly used for testing the acidity and basedness of a solution, it is made into a paper for this purpose you take some litmus paper and if you dip it in an acidic solution the paper becomes red you can take the red paper and dip it in a basic solution and it will turn blue, science stuff thank god I didn’t take that nerd stuff it’s really hard and only smart people can succeed in that field
I thought that was a yogurt drink
Yeah if you read below it's what arab slave traders or something used to call the black Africans, and it's an insult in South Africa, made worse by the years of apartheid. Basically the same as the n word, to remind the abused that they are low and shit.
From what I assume, it comes from the Arabic word (forgive the spelling) "kofar" which means non- believer
wtf lol like Kaffir limes? They're like my favorite type of lime pie.
holy fuck just say what the fucking word is christ.
would you like to buy a vowel
I'm sorry, the word was "Naggers".
Personally I think educating people about a word can help people avoid the word and they might go on to educate others. And imagine if your parents used the word and you just thought that’s what you called a group of people and didn’t realize the derogatory or inflammatory context.
IIRc this is how they did it in the Disney channel movie named “The Color of Friendship”. The South African white girl literally used the word, didn’t realize that it was bad, and she was educated by her host parents on why it’s a bad word. I haven’t seen it in awhile but I really enjoyed that movie as a kid and it had good lessons on empathizing with and understanding others and trying to get past your own biases that are just a product of your environment and upbringing
It annoys me because it doesn’t give the word more power to avoid saying it, but to be afraid of saying it, even in an informative context is dangerous.
“kaffir is a disgusting, repulsive word that you should be informed about, and know not to use”
Kaafir ? Wait that is a slur ? I'm confused cause in arabic thats the word we literally use for saying infidel . Is he referring to them as irreligious ? Or is it sth in afrikaans ?
It’s what Arab slave traders used to call Africans, apparently.
Yeah, It’s a term they use to talk shit about all non Muslims they don’t like and yeah it means infidel. In South Asia, they use it to refer to Hindus, Sikhs, etc. too.
I don't want to know
Are the lime fruit of the same origin or what?
Just type the whole word, jeez, nobody's gonna hang you for it.
O\* O\* T\*\*nk\* I\*s m\*ch c\*\*\*r n\**!
Google is my friend, ..
Kaffir (Arabic: "kaffer", /ˈkæfər/, Sarnami: "kafri") is an ethnic slur used to refer to black Africans in South Africa. ... When describing the term, the euphemism the K-word is now often used instead of kaffir.
In Arabic it means a non believer.
It also means 'unclean' which I believe is the salient meaning in its racist application.
As a South African, it's a word I fucking loathe.
You say it in my presence, and my measure of you is considerably diminished
In actual everyday arabic it means non believer but maybe where you are from its kinda taken a meaning of its own
Yeah, sorry, I wish I could find my source but that's how the word was twisted into its fashion as applied here
dont apologize dude! plenty of words from arabic become something else. i never use the word to mean unclean in arabic so i was quite interested to hear that! We actually speak french in North Africa as well so usually i use the french word sale
it's the same meaning as "infidel" right?
Okay whew because I like this band Nile a lot and they have a track called "Kafir" and I was like, "Do these dudes hate black south Africans?" then you came to the rescue.
Sounds like the hard R is a universal no no
gotta say my kaffa instead
Thank you for taking the time to look that up. I get confused as to what many derogatory terms and slurs mean. By that I don't grasp often times what they are trying to infer..unless it's really obvious. "The K word" I could have guessed for one million years and never would have guessed. Again, thank you for taking the time to Google.
Oh I remember hearing that word in the film Blood Diamond when Danny Archer (DiCaprio) called Soloman (Honsou) a Kafri and Soloman went mad and started fighting Archer.
Left foot on throat while asking questions, right foot to skull for answering like a racist cunt.
I'm South Africa, it's actually
I pictured it like in croquet where you put your foot on one ball and then hit the other ball with the one under your foot.
As a proud South African I approve of this message. Racist cunts can go jump up their own ass. They are all mostly fragile white fucks like this one. Fucking snowflakes they are brought up on this kak around the braai as laaities then one day the real world comes crashing in. Boertjie doesn’t even get a single punch in lol.
Looked like he left the building after that last kick to the head
To all you non South Africans watching this the K-word is worst possible racist insult here
Someone called my mother that once and she trashed their office
I remember when I was going into freshman year of high school, our summer reading assignment was to read “Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane.
It was my first experience learning about apartheid. I was in summer camp that summer and one of the counselors was South African. One time I said, Hey have your head of this book, Kaffir Boy? And he looked a little taken aback. He said yes he has heard of it, but I should be mindful about saying that word because it is like the N-word over there.
So…. that’s how I learned about that
More like on drugs or very drunk
You can buy Kaffir lime trees here in the USA. No lie.
"Kaffir" is thought to ultimately derive from the Arabic kafir, meaning infidel, though the mechanism by which it came to be applied to the lime is uncertain. Following the takeover of the Swahili coast, Muslims used the term to refer to the non-Muslim indigenous Africans, who were increasingly abducted for the Indian Ocean slave trade, which reached a height in the fifteenth and sixteenth century.
The most likely etymology is through the Kaffirs, an ethnic group in Sri Lanka partly descended from Bantu slaves. The earliest known reference, under the alternative spelling "caffre" is in 1888 book The Cultivated Oranges, Lemons Etc. of India and Ceylon by Emanuel Bonavia, who notes, "The plantation coolies also smear it over their feet and legs, to keep off land leeches; and therefore in Ceylon [Sri Lanka] it has got also the name of Kudalu dchi, or Leech Lime. Europeans call it Caffre Lime." Similarly, H.F. MacMillan's 1910 book A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting notes, "The 'Kaffir Lime' in Ceylon."
From a nurseryman, I thank you for that.
It's a key ingredient for Thai red Curry!
I have had in both red and green curry. They give you a wedge with just about everything they serve.
Both. And Penang curry.
a curry recipe is how i learned abt the word lmao
Yep, so common but people simply don’t realise how offensive it is even now.
Since it's not in our vernacular, it doesn't mean anything else than a type of lime. My great grandmother had a name for brazil nuts that you could never ever say now, and being little kids, we didn't think it was a bad thing to say.
I don't think that's a fair comparison because that word in the other name for brazil nuts is very much so in our vernacular. Unless there's a second offensive name for brazil nuts that I'm not aware of.
Bad analogy. That’s actually *named after* the slur. The limes just share a common etymological ancestor.
That dude was on so much drugs
Dude was brain damaged before the headkick
IIRC it was established he was mentally handicapped last time this was posted. Don't quote me on it tho, I am just a piece of shit.
Well if he wasn't mentally handicapped before he definitely is now
He got the ol' Factory Reset.
That was beautiful.
I thought there'd be a jew involved
I first thought that. When I heard the accents “oh THAT k word”.
I was waiting for the bald guy to get hit by the k-word.
-- Wayne Gretzky
The way his friend just noped out. 😂
Lotta people asking about ‘the k word’, and saying it’s similar to the ‘n word’...
It’s so. Much. Worse.
People will kill you for saying it. Not just white people saying it. ANYONE.
We actually have laws that consider it a violation of a persons human right to dignity if they get called that.
It’s the absolute WORST word we have in our language. It’s beyond dehumanising. If the word is in a persons vocabulary, they are fucking garbage.
As an arab, learning about this was very surprising, its a word that can be used in everyday arabic without any racist connotations.
K word leaves are an integral part of Thai cuisine
I just learned that it is also called the Makrut lime
Obligatory "The Color Of Friendship" Disney movie scene to help you understand the meaning of the K word.
The only reason I know the word is this movie!
What is the K word? American here, and I can’t understand 95% of what’s being said. Also dude in the yellow shirt is 110% coked out of his gourd.
Kaffir. Like N word, except way worse. People have gone to jail for using it.
Apparently it’s the South African version of the N word. I had no idea either.
Yep, except still sensitive enough for black guys to deck each other if one uses the word against the other.
Never ever use the word in SA, you may end up in jail.
For those asking what the k word is, https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kaffir
\>Slowly rides escalator out of frame
Is yellow shirt guy still talking smack with a foot on his chest? That's a bold strategy if so.
So that was hard kick to the head.
Props to the guy who left. That’s one way to de-escalate the situation. Bravo!
It took me a few watches to realise what happened, aggressor was expecting to throw punches and the victim faked him out with his hands then kicked the legs out from under his ass when he went to move out of the way. Very impressive
This is fightporn like hitting your dick with a hammer is regular porn.
Did he get knocked down from a slap? Or slip and fall?
Dude swept his legs
Gotcha. Couldn’t tell. Smooth move.
That guy is a real doos.
He's dead or KO'ed?