angelachristian (angelachristian) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"Derpy"-insult ?

I have a question : Among the fans of the cartoon show "My little pony" started an argument about a pony named "Derpy" , some people said that "derp" or "derpy" was an insulting and discriminating US-American word against people with disabilities.
I never heard it before and thought it was supposed to be "derby" meaning "sports competition" according to my dictionary.
Tags: american english, colloquialisms, insults
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