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[–]weiB 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

The "lox" part comes from the Proto-Indo-European word "lewk" meaning "light."

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

That makes more sense. Like the Eye Of Providence, Light Of Liberty, Illuminati, and Lucifer.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

"White supremacist slang". Because of course it's racist if we have our own mirror equivalent of 'anti-semitism'. LOL

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I called it slang. The root origin is not a standard derivative. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems more than a little pejorative. I'm not saying we shouldn't have slang or pejoratives, but I aim to be clear about the terminology - even more clear than Wiktionary (who have censored me for doing so on other terms).

That's why I posted it - to give people a vocabulary to utilize.

I should have changed "supremacist", but I didn't know how to best modify it.

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Oh I didn't mean to critique your title, more the Wiktionary article labelling it a "white supremacist" word.

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Feel free to share how you might have improved it if you care to. I'm always open to learning stuff, and of course readers might too. I just couldn't think of a better way to put it in under 300 characters. When in doubt I just leave it and let readers sort it out.