Acronyms and Glossary (wiki)

Done. Added Kapo. Others can feel free to edit.

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I’m new to this topic, but I’ll give it a try. Please let me know if this works for you, @bluehenbear.

Kapo – Originally a term for a Nazi concentration camp prisoner (often a hardened criminal) given policing or other supervisory powers over his fellow prisoners (along with attendant privileges). They usually either ended up as dead as or, if they lived, despised by their fellows whom they betrayed. Wikipedia

Now a pejorative term for a member of an oppressed or discriminated-against group who foolishly and/or opportunistically collaborates with the oppressor of his fellow group members.

Contemporary examples: Glen Greenwald, a gay man who defends anti-LGBTQ+ bigot Putin; Ben Shapiro, a Jewish man who continually sides with and supports the agenda of right-wing anti-Semites.

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More concise. Nicely done!

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It’s a “wiki topic,” so we can all directly edit the list at the top

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Ok, I see. I think what’s up there does the job.

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Thanks everyone!

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I am glad that you made the request! I never had the opportunity to figure out how the wiki function worked and did not understand that the wiki was actually in a thread. I was always looking for something in the hamburger menu and not finding it!

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But it was right there, between Big Mac and Quarter Pounder!

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I can only afford the value menu

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Ma’am, this is a Wendy’s.

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Added RWNJ - Right Wing Nut Job

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Added NFT and GQP

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@bluehenbear , @NukeML - Just came across this. I’m feeling uncomfortable that the list is promoting the term.

I’m very much opposed to any form of trivialising of the concentration camps. While Kapo has been and is re-used as a strong insult, I feel we owe it to each and every person who suffered in the camps to consider possible ramifications of the terms usage every single time we are tempted to use it. I also feel that including it in the list above encourages the use of the word, maybe bypassing said considerations.

Would you guys consider a removal?

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This topic is a wiki and can be edited by everyone, including yourself. Terms here have been edited in the past.

That being said, the term is used on the BB, and the intent of the topic is to act as a glossary of used terms. In some cases there are links to discussions of such terms which have themselves become quite testy at times.

Perhaps establishing a discussion topic for the term can be started, which can be linked to here?

ETA: Discussion link

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My intention was not to promote the term but to understand its usage on this site. As @NukeML indicates, its inclusion in the wiki hopefully serves that purpose for other readers.

But your concern that increased usage of the term may trivialize its original associations is noted.

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A link to the Wikipedia article is provided for historical context. It’s an apt term for that which is described, although I’m sure we’re all open to hearing alternative terms for these scumbags.

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Added FAAFO

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I saw CU go by a few days ago (I think in the context of a person being a “cu”) and meant to ask what that is (because a web search on “cu” wasn’t too useful).

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Maybe it was an English police officer?

(Copper)

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If it is in the post I am thinking of I believe the poster was alluding to another word and leaving out the two last letters

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