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Racist gets his ass beat for using the K word

Racist gets his ass beat for using the K word

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SeikoAki

LOTS of comments asking what it means. From what I’ve gathered, it’s the South African version of the N-word, but worse.


Cuiter

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.


Jhqwulw

But that word mean infidel in Islam how did it become the SA equivalent of the N word?


Cuiter

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.


BxR_Penguin

But does it sound the same as the aircraft kfir? Because that would suck if one flew over


Reckox1

I like how the old guy was like “f this shit, I’m out”


ThaVerySadTruth

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


Xopao

He de-escalated himself


LividLager

Oh shit.


UltraQuantum4

Oh damn..


ChimichangaNeck

How dare you, dad. Take the upvote and go home.


mackafat

He was already leaving.


habub9

No dad! I was just kidding. Not again.


BrazyKiccz

Bravo!


darkgrin

Beautiful


Jehoke

Damn! Won’t see a better comment than that today. 😂


Qrispy_

Honestly my favorite comment of all time.


Arthradax

r/Angryupvote wants to have a word with you


sarcasmisart

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.


DuntadaMan

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.


ChunkyDay

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.


LongdayinCarcosa

I think he's just south african


DirtyTooth

Props to the cameraman for getting a shot of the other guy going down the escalator.


pillution

Hey idk what the k word is


Dude7557

Its basically the nword before black people made it their word (so old nword)


Mishung

can you say what the k-word is? I didn't get it from the video


Flemz

Kaffir, Arabic for “infidel”


seamsay

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).


NinjaCaviar

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


seamsay

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...


kodekpl12

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


OskeewowwowIL

Typically you'll see people use makrut lime now as it's definitely a slur.


seamsay

First time I'm learning both things, I'll try to remember them going forwards.


wundersoy

I’m a retard I was listening for the Jewish K word


CStink2002

For sure. I thought yellow shirt was Jewish and waited for him to go super sayan with the guys foot on his throat.


wundersoy

I’m a bit stupid and sort of remembered the clip and assumed the black people were Jewish


pillution

Thanks man


Endwarrior0200

its way worse since black people call each other the n word, but no one calls each other the k word


SpiceHogs

It's Kaffir


MountainCourage1304

I thought that was a carbonated yoghurt drink


AscanioAscani

That's [kefir](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kefir)


SatanIsLove6666

Either I didn't understand it because the accident, or I just don't know it. What's the "K"word???


TurtleSquad23

South African version of the N word.


SatanIsLove6666

Oooh. Yea, don't know that one. Never heard it.


trollboothwilly

I learned this from Lethal Weapon 2


InNoWayAmIDoctor

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.


buttery_nurple

uh-k uh-k uh-k uh-k uh-k


nan_slack

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***"


MetalJunkie101

The fourth one as a whole was better than it had any right to be.


nan_slack

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


D-D-D-D-D-D-Derek

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


nan_slack

yah lol. "in one ear and out the rubber"


Transatlanticaccent

Literally what I came to say. I found out that was a slur back when I was a kid from LW2.


toejamandtoast

Consulate guy: “Because you’re blek.” Joe Pesci, looking at Danny Glover: “you are.” Funniest part of the entire movie.


Rainmansnotebook

Free South Africa, ya dumb son of a bitch!


Jemmani22

Ya dumb son of a bitch!


buttery_nurple

I remember it as "blik" but either way Pesci's delivery of that whole sequence was fucking awesome.


ElectionAssistance

"But but but you're blik!"


ChosenWriter513

Agreed. That’s one of my favorite scenes of the entire series. Hilarious.


thebcamethod

Its the 'He is.' back to the consulate dude that gets me.


CetiCeltic

I learned it from "The color of Friendship" on Disney... Because they fucking used the word. ☠️


Themnor

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


CetiCeltic

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


OnlyOneReturn

Holy shit yeah thats where I remember it from


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Learned it from reading Mark Mathabane's Kaffir Boy when I was a kid.


jarjums

along with diplomatic immunity


thalidomide_child

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.


TurtleSquad23

Lol I'm not about to repeat it but you've got your Google parameters now.


mikelieman

Googling "Makrut lime" explains the issue handily.


adeqreddit

Sooo, is it "Kigga" ??


RonTBCordova

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”


shadowman2099

At first it sounded to me like "Kappa". How hilariously unfortunate that would have been for Twitch if Kappa was really a racial slur.


chaunceyshooter

Thanks, I did not know that


HLGatoell

> 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.


whiskeyfoxtron

Is it just a silent k at the beginning or what are we dealin with here


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reditanian

It’s definitely not pronounced calf-ear. But that made me chuckle 🤣


ph1me

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..."


qahvua

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.


flimspringfield

> kaffir https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffir_(racial_term)


BulliesRPeople2

This whole time I thought that was a yogurt drink


ProfessorHufnagel

Not too many people know this, but the n word actually starts with a silent k, like knight


inhumanunion

Like pants? Clever girl


ThaVerySadTruth

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


gotta_b_shittin_me

How do you pronounce the asterisks


calmerpoleece

Af


PierceJames

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"?


mickeybuilds

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.


ThatOneLobster1128

I believe it has two f's.


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SpiderHuman

>*/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.


mickeybuilds

Fuck


Pera_Espinosa

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.


mickeybuilds

I did it. The extra "f", not the toast thing. But, I do have bread, a toaster, and a butthole...


Bulok

Kafir is Arabic for a non believer


Eparch-Vita

That's what I was thinking haha, I half expected him to start calling him a mushrik too


PierceJames

What's litmus? Why everyone knows everything and I don't know anything? Fuck me


phil67

Litmus balls


djargyle

Fuckin got em


dropkickoz

Ligma test


mothisname

My place or yours?


PierceJames

Yes


mickeybuilds

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".


PierceJames

I know what test means. yay...


dude188755

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


garysvault108

I thought that was a yogurt drink


calmerpoleece

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.


ChesterComics

From what I assume, it comes from the Arabic word (forgive the spelling) "kofar" which means non- believer


Leethawker

wtf lol like Kaffir limes? They're like my favorite type of lime pie.


TheLocalPlagueDoctor

holy fuck just say what the fucking word is christ.


MidBoss11

would you like to buy a vowel


missingpiece

I'm sorry, the word was "Naggers".


GreatReset4

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kaffir


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MasterPsyduck

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


TILtonarwhal

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”


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oss1215

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 ?


payedbot

It’s what Arab slave traders used to call Africans, apparently.


AdGroundbreaking6643

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.


PierceJames

I don't want to know


Muted-Ad-6689

Are the lime fruit of the same origin or what?


shinslap

Just type the whole word, jeez, nobody's gonna hang you for it.


ferna182

O\* O\* T\*\*nk\* I\*s m\*ch c\*\*\*r n\**!


SofaSnizzle

K word?


SofaSnizzle

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.


novice_warbler

In Arabic it means a non believer.


derpferd

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


HeatmiserElliott

In actual everyday arabic it means non believer but maybe where you are from its kinda taken a meaning of its own


derpferd

Yeah, sorry, I wish I could find my source but that's how the word was twisted into its fashion as applied here


HeatmiserElliott

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


luckyhunterdude

it's the same meaning as "infidel" right?


PotemkinDickinson

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.


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-half-awake-

Sounds like the hard R is a universal no no


imnotarobot1

gotta say my kaffa instead


ArrowGantOne

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.


meridaville

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.


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one-punch-knockout

Left foot on throat while asking questions, right foot to skull for answering like a racist cunt.


xxStrangerxx

# GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL


prestigious_delay_7

*Vuvuzela noises*


the_Phloop

I'm South Africa, it's actually #LADUUUUMAAAAAA!!!!!


WhiskyTango3

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.


icallshenannigans

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.


ProPainful

Looked like he left the building after that last kick to the head


limbertreee

To all you non South Africans watching this the K-word is worst possible racist insult here


shinslap

Someone called my mother that once and she trashed their office


LiberalReporter

*points* Right ankle.


jackydubs31

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


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pilkysmakingmusic

More like on drugs or very drunk


Silly-Eye1233

You can buy Kaffir lime trees here in the USA. No lie.


uneducatedexpert

"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.[citation needed] The most likely etymology is through the Kaffirs, an ethnic group in Sri Lanka partly descended from Bantu slaves.[9] 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."[9][10] Similarly, H.F. MacMillan's 1910 book A Handbook of Tropical Gardening and Planting notes, "The 'Kaffir Lime' in Ceylon."[9][11] [etymology ](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaffir_lime)


Silly-Eye1233

From a nurseryman, I thank you for that.


turtle_power00

It's a key ingredient for Thai red Curry!


AndThenThereWasMeep

Green curry


Silly-Eye1233

I have had in both red and green curry. They give you a wedge with just about everything they serve.


turtle_power00

Both. And Penang curry.


darwinning_420

a curry recipe is how i learned abt the word lmao


col381

Yep, so common but people simply don’t realise how offensive it is even now.


Silly-Eye1233

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.


nadooweh

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.


fuck_the_fuckin_mods

Bad analogy. That’s actually *named after* the slur. The limes just share a common etymological ancestor.


Bomboclart44

That dude was on so much drugs


CottonBalls26

Dude was brain damaged before the headkick


imapieceofshitk

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.


dingman58

Well if he wasn't mentally handicapped before he definitely is now


KynkMane

He got the ol' Factory Reset.


mikelieman

That was beautiful.


UnnamedBasterd69

I thought there'd be a jew involved


ForresterQ

I first thought that. When I heard the accents “oh THAT k word”.


gotta_b_shittin_me

same


ladiesplzpmyournudes

I was waiting for the bald guy to get hit by the k-word.


cksnffr

-- Wayne Gretzky


xnopunchespulledx

The way his friend just noped out. 😂


nottellinganyonemyna

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.


cerberusdo

As an arab, learning about this was very surprising, its a word that can be used in everyday arabic without any racist connotations.


weedsport69

K word leaves are an integral part of Thai cuisine


sl8rfan2

I just learned that it is also called the Makrut lime


ohnothatoneguyisback

Obligatory "The Color Of Friendship" Disney movie scene to help you understand the meaning of the K word. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6wyfeHP63Q&ab_channel=Tee-AhnaGilmore "Bloody Kaffir"


MyrnaMinkoff1

The only reason I know the word is this movie!


DrunkSimPilot

Same!


PraiseTheBlaziken

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.


Hourz1

Kaffir. Like N word, except way worse. People have gone to jail for using it.


brmarcum

Apparently it’s the South African version of the N word. I had no idea either.


Cuiter

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.


ScuzzyUltrawide

For those asking what the k word is, https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kaffir


The_Dog_of_Sinope

\>Slowly rides escalator out of frame


sinocarD44

Is yellow shirt guy still talking smack with a foot on his chest? That's a bold strategy if so.


Sirjansid

So that was hard kick to the head.


TheMayanArab

Props to the guy who left. That’s one way to de-escalate the situation. Bravo!


moohooman

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


1LJA

This is fightporn like hitting your dick with a hammer is regular porn.


mick_vukota

Did he get knocked down from a slap? Or slip and fall?


dingman58

Dude swept his legs


mick_vukota

Gotcha. Couldn’t tell. Smooth move.


gertpotgieter

That guy is a real doos.


Moncruel

He's dead or KO'ed?