05/22/2004: No doubt the world was crying out for this one.
The Racial Slur Database
Appropriately enough, there's what the maintainers of the database claim is an obscure Monty Python reference: "Sprouts" for "Belgians". This is a reference to the "Prejudice Show" sketch in episode 37, featuring Michael Palin as the host of "Prejudice--the show that gives you a chance to have a go at Wops, Krauts, Nigs, Eyeties, Gippos, Bubbies, Froggies, Chinks, Yidds, Jocks, Polacks, Paddies and Dagoes."
I think the compilers of this database missed the boat, though; if they were going to mention "Sprouts" (which came in third in "last week's competition when we asked you to find a derogatory term for the Belgians"), they also should have included the second place winner--"the Phlegms"--and at least considered the first place winner--"Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards."
Len on 05.22.04 @ 02:19 PM CST