Posted by Paco (188.8.131.52) on May 08, 2000 at 11:41:46:
I did a little research on the slur, WOP. I asked my best friend, the smartest man in Page County, Virginia. Here is what he said: From about 1890 until W.W.I, several millions of Italians immigrated to the U.S. through Ellis Island, NY. Those arriving without any identification had their applications for entry stamped W.O.P., meaning "Without Papers." The immigrants soon began identifying themselves as WOPs to any officials. Of course, over the years, the term became a slur, as "Fucking WOP." What's the lesson from all this? Be sure to bring your passport and ID when you fly to Las Vegas for the convention. Otherwise, people may say you are a WOP.
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