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March 18, 2011 6:59 PM Subscribe
Is it politically correct to use the word "gypsy" to describe someone who lives a traveling lifestyle?
posted by Jess the Mess to writing & language (48 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know there's been some discussion here before about the inappropriateness of using the word gypsy to indicate someone is a thief but is it okay to use the word strictly to romanticize the fact that someone lives a life that involves moving from place to place, with no other connotations?