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    You are full?

    Hi I wanted to ask about this idiom or slang shall I say ? It was used in a manner as to offend a person ,somewhat of a prejudice against Armenians when someone said they were full? What do you think think that generally suggests ? Thanks

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    Re: You are full?

    That's one possibility. Another is a common cry in many instances of racial discrimination - not just anti-Armenian: 'We're full [but there'd be room for you if you were the right colour]'.

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    Re: You are full?

    Have you heard it or read it? I mean, are you sure that they didn't mean " Fool" and not "Full" ?

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    Re: You are full?

    Quote Originally Posted by amilia View Post
    Hi I wanted to ask about this idiom or slang shall I say ? It was used in a manner as to offend a person ,somewhat of a prejudice against Armenians when someone said they were full? What do you think think that generally suggests ? Thanks
    Did you hear this or see it written? If heard, it may have been a misshearing of "You're a fool!" or even "You're awful!"

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