Dr. N said:
Bigoted? Is that the best he can do?
Indeed, the term betrays limited vocabulary: 'verbally challenged' users have no better way to express themselves. These puppets throw PC terms around the way their 'perceived' serfs use swearwords!
I'm so sick of "bigot" that I checked the etymology. Both the OED
and Chambers suggest froggish origins for the word. OED
gives an earliest English example from 1598 - they add: "It is uncertain whether the Middle French word shows a direct connection with Old French bigot, attested in the 12th cent. as an offensive name given to the Normans (and also attested in both England and France as a byname, earliest in the 11th cent.). " ** Ah well, ever closer 'attestation' of our ever closer union.
Interesting, though, that the term harks back to kermits ... like those other sounds that ring out so well in froggish: "xenophobe" "europhile." Like all that franco-german claptrap theory, in fact.
So I say 'bigot' suits blancmange chops well; he should take it and wear it with his shirtsleeves, instead of trying to turn it back against us. Not that one would suggest that he and Moore have ever dined together
**"bigot," n. and adj. Oxford English Dictionary Online.
Third edition, September 2008; online version March 2012. <http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/18890>; accessed 31 March 2012. An entry for this word was first included in New English Dictionary, 1887.