Cheesehead is a nickname in the United States for a person from Wisconsin or for a fan of the Green Bay Packers NFL football franchise. The term has also been used as a derogatory nickname for Dutch people.
The use of the term "cheesehead" as a derogatory word for Wisconsinites originated with Illinois football and baseball fans to refer to opposing Wisconsin sports fans. The term, however, was quickly embraced by Wisconsinites and is now a point of pride.
The use of "Cheesehead" (Dutch: kaaskop) as slanderous term towards Dutch people started as early as World War II, when German soldiers were known to call the Dutch "cheeseheads". The term "cheesehead" was used in a derogatory manner in the 1969 novel Papillon to describe the jury that sentenced Papillon to life in prison.
Rose Bruno first saw a cardboard "cheesehead" hat at a Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox game in Chicago in 1987 worn by fellow Milwaukeean Amerik Wojciechowski. Ralph Bruno later made the first one out of foam while he was cutting up his mother's couch. It was made popular by center-fielder Rick Manning, who saw the hat while playing. Bruno started a business to sell the hats as novelties. The "Cheesehead" trademark is owned by Foamation, Inc. of St. Francis, Wisconsin, which began manufacture of the wearable, foam "Cheesehead" in 1987. It has also been referred to as a "Cheese Hat" since it is legally a hat.
Adrian Battles (born October 30, 1987) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Minnesota State University, Mankato from 2005 to 2009.Beaner
Beaner is derogatory slang for Mexicans or people of Mexican descent. The term originates from the prevalence of pinto beans and other beans in Mexican cuisine.Bulgarophiles
Bulgarophiles - (singular Bulgarophile), (Macedonian: бугарофили); (Bulgarian: българофили); (Serbian: бугарофили /bugarofili or бугараши / bugaraši); (Greek: βουλγαρόφιλοι, or βουλγαρομάνοι, or βουλγαρίζοντες) is a term used for people from region of Macedonia and region of Pomoravlje who regard themselves as Bulgarians.Chandala
Chandala (चांडाल) is a Sanskrit word for someone who deals with disposal of corpses, and is a Hindu lower caste, traditionally considered to be untouchable.Chukhna
Chukhna, Chukhnas, Chukhontsy (singular: Chukhonets (male), Chukhonka (female)) is an obsolete Russian term for some Finnic peoples: Finns, Estonians, Karelians, Ingrian Finns.
It is thought to be a derivative from the ethnonym Chud.The 18th century Linguarum totius orbis vocabularia comparativa of Peter Simon Pallas has a vocabulary of the "Chukhna language".
Vladimir Dahl, in his Explanatory Dictionary of the Live Great Russian language, records a reference to Finns in the vicinity of St. Petersburg.In modern usage, the words are considered ethnic slurs for Finns and Estonians.Didicoy
Didicoy (Romani: didikai; also diddicoy, diddykai) is a term of the Romani or "Gypsies" for "Gypsies" with mixed Romani and non-Romani blood.Grecoman
Grecoman or Graecoman (Greek: Γραικομάνοι, Grekománoi, Bulgarian: Гъркомани, Garkomani, Macedonian: Гркомани, Grkomani, Romanian: Grecomani, Albanian: Grekomanë, Aromanian: Gricumanji) is a pejorative term used in Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania and Albania to characterize Arvanitic-, Aromanian-, and Slavic-speaking Greeks. The term generally means "pretending to be a Greek" and implies a non-Greek origin. Another meaning of the term is fanatic Greek. The term is considered highly offensive to the Greek people. The "Grecoman" is regarded as an ethnic Greek in Greece, but as Hellenized minorities in neighboring countries.Kike
The word "kike" () is an ethnic slur for a Jew.Kraut
Kraut is a German word recorded in English from 1918 onwards as a derogatory term for a German, particularly a German soldier during World War I and World War II. Its earlier meaning in English was as a synonym for sauerkraut, a traditional Central and Eastern European food.Limey
"Limey" is a predominantly North American slang nickname for a British person. It originally referred to British sailors.Mars Cheese Castle
Mars Cheese Castle is a specialty food store, delicatessen, and taproom which sells a variety of consumable products in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Located along Interstate 94, the shop is popular among Wisconsin visitors and has been called a "cheese landmark", "one of Wisconsin's most recognizable cheese stores", and "an icon for generations of I-94 travelers". While the store is best known for its cheese, it also sells sausages and other foods, beer, wine, specialty condiments, soft drinks and Wisconsin souvenirs such as cheesehead hats.The store is the oldest cheese shop located at what the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called "Wisconsin's most visible cheese interchange"; the junction of Interstate 94 and Wisconsin Highway 142 had three cheese shops until 2009 when it was reduced to two.The in-store deli offers burgers, bratwurst and other sandwiches. A variety of draft and bottle beers are available in the taproom -- including imported European beers and Wisconsin microbrews. There is also a bakery on site.Nigga
Nigga () is a colloquial term used in African-American Vernacular English that began as an eye dialect form of the word "nigger", an ethnic slur against black people. In some dialects of English, the word is pronounced the same as nigger in non-rhotic speech.Nip
Nip is an ethnic slur against people of Japanese descent and origin. The word Nip is an abbreviation from Nippon (日本), the Japanese name for Japan.Novelty item
A novelty item is an object which is specifically designed to serve no practical purpose, and is sold for its uniqueness, humor, or simply as something new (hence "novelty", or newness). The term also applies to practical items with fanciful or nonfunctional additions, such as novelty slippers. The term is normally applied to small objects, and is generally not used to describe larger items such as roadside attractions. Items may have an advertising or promotional purpose, or be a souvenir.Spic
Spic (also known as spick) is an ethnic slur commonly used in the United States of America for Latin American people of mixed ancestry including Brazil.Teuchter
Teuchter () is a Lowland Scots word originally used to describe a Scottish Highlander, in particular a Gaelic-speaking Highlander. Like most such cultural epithets, it can be seen as offensive, but is often seen as amusing by the speaker. The term is contemptuous, essentially describing someone seen to be uncouth and rural.Wetback (slur)
Wetback is a derogatory term used in the United States to refer to foreign nationals residing in the U.S., most commonly Mexicans. The word mostly targets illegal immigrants in the United States. Generally used as an ethnic slur, the term was originally coined and applied only to Mexicans who entered the U.S. state of Texas from Mexico by crossing the Rio Grande river, which is the U.S. border, presumably by swimming or wading across the river and getting wet in the process.Wisconsin cheese
Wisconsin cheese is cheese made in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin has a long tradition and history of cheese production and it is widely associated in popular culture with cheese and the dairy industry.Wop
Wop is a pejorative slur for Italians or people of Italian descent.
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