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Nicknames 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 Jon for Jonathan 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 Like one day my hair was standing up on end as I walked out of my dorm room and one of the said yo fluff now I cant get rid of it and I absolutely hate it People are sometimes insulted by a nickname I know I am When I was younger other kids called me fatso 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 People are also insulted by names such as scumbag nerd geek shortly loser bitch and jerk People who dress bad smell bad or overall look bad are sometimes called scumbags There might be other reasons for the name that I do not know of Sometimes the name can be meant in fun My friend Sarah would wear sweatpants to school and ask me if she looks like a scumbag I would say yes but not really hurting her feelings I have known friends that have given other people insulting nicknames such as fatty bitch slut loser fag nigger and stupid Granted I have said
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