Nip (verb)– to catch hold of and squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points
(noun)– a small quantity of liquor
(noun)- an ethnic slur against people of Japanese descent and origin
Spic (noun)– an offensive word for a person of Hispanic background in the U.S.
Setting my goal at the beginning of this year to read 40 books in 2015, I’m on book 38. I just finished reading Sonia Sotomayor’s My Beloved World, in which I learned the word “spic.” Other biographies I read this year include Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, and The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport.
Porch Monkey (noun)– a derogatory term for a black person who hangs out on front porches or steps and watches the neighbors