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It won’t be an offensive term by the time this kid and his peers get to be old enough to string complete sentences together, but when the mother would have been in grade school it would have been an insult for sure. So I can see why she is concerned. And it’s definitely not a totally innocent term even nowadays – it’s still used cruelly and unironically sometimes. But I really don’t think she has anything to worry about.
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