Furfag

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Real life use of the term
A visual representation of the term ("fag": British slang for "cigarette")

Furfag, also known as Furry Fag or Furry Faggot, is a derogatory term used by anti-furries, nonfurs, /b/tards and/or goons to describe a member of the furry community, a condescending way to "acknowledge" a fur's presence during online discussions, and/or a real life visual antagonizer (as a tag, sign, or other types of visual media), in an effort to either taunt, insult, or provoke a reaction out of the person(s) targeted.

However, it is also used among friends as a joking term of endearment.[citation needed]

Furries on /b/ have been seen replying to the insult with, "I've yiffed in hell. It was hot"[1], as well as the retort "Fuck in hell, skinfag."[2][3]

Sexual connotation[edit]

Even though the term is a portmanteau of the words "furry" and "fag" ("fag" being a derogatory term for "homosexual,") it is not usually intended to imply anything about the target's own sexuality, but rather about their participation in the furry fandom, indicating that being a furry is just as "distasteful" as being a homosexual.

The suffix -fag may be applied to other terms in a similar manner.

"Yiff in Hell...."[edit]

Image macro bearing the term

The most common use of the term in a phrase or image macro is the text meme "Yiff in Hell, Furfags", used by the above mentioned groups as a way of disrupting discussion forums and chat rooms (web based or IRC), and when vandalizing pages on WikiFur and furry-related pages on Wikipedia (often written in all-caps, and copy/pasted in a continuous repeated sequence).

It has occasionally been seen at furry gatherings or conventions in the form of graffiti, printed media (stickers, flyers, etc,) or signs and placards, such as the ones used at the Anthrocon /b/tard protest.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Use of the term on a thread discussion (I've yiffed in hell. It was hot
  2. Use of the term on a thread discussion (Fuck in hell, skinfag)
  3. Google search results for Fuck in hell, skinfag
  4. YouTube video of the /b/tard protest at Anthrocon 2007

See also[edit]

Did you know? - (Etymology): Fag (fæg/ noun, 1425–75), is a British English colloquialism for cigarette. Faggot (ˈfagət/ noun, 1800) is a UK term for a traditional dish served especially in South and Mid Wales, and the Midlands of England.

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