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Nicknames are a substitute of a name given to a person in fun affection and belittlement usually descriptive They can also be used to shorten a persons name like Dick for Richard Nicknames whether positive or negative are only describing a persons general characteristics Although hurtful nicknames can lower a persons reputation and self-esteem joyful nicknames give the person a sense of pride OK first of all people sometimes take a nickname way too far People might be given a nickname for that one single little thing they did and somehow it gets turned into a nickname that sticks for a long time For example One day my friend was at our lunch table in high school and someone asked him to borrow a quarter Now my friend had a lot of change because he just grabbed it off the table before we sat down He answered the kid No and until this day we call him Jew because he will not spend his money or give it away I can tell that he does not appreciate the name when he either says or does something when called that because he turns all red and usually curses People are sometimes insulted by a nickname I know I am My older brother would call me fatso and it would bother me because I was a little bit overweight when I was younger Other people are called this too because they are usually fat I know they do not appreciate the name but what can they do It lowers a persons self-esteem and causes them to lose weight retaliate or cry Girls are especially the ones who lose weight and cry and the guys almost always retaliate but sometimes lose weight I would always push or shove my brother for calling me that name People are also insulted by names such as scumbag nerd geek shorty loser bitch
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