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The only context in which I have heard this word is for pets, and more specifically, dogs. Of course people are proud when they can say that their dog is a purebred but they'll also happily enumerate the races that make their dog a Mischling. Sometimes I even felt that it's used a little to compensate (for their dog not being a purebred) - this is not to say ...


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I haven't heard the word "Mischling" being used to denote people for a really long time, and if then only rarely and by somewhat older people. I would even go so far as to say that the common teenager (ok, I mostly overhear conversations in public transport to get their "style" of talking, but nevertheless) would feel the word being rather wrong when used ...


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The Duden, the most influential German dictionary, warns in its entry on Mischling: "Usage of the word Mischling to denote persons is increasingly regarded as discriminating since it is reducing people to their biological origin." So there is a large and growing number of people that would see this word carrying a negative connotation, but also ...


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To me, the word sounds extremely sketchy. It is certainly not a form of intentional overt racism, or a slur. It is not amongst the standard repertoire of insults against ethnicities, minorities etc., and it's not the kind of word you'd not say in front of your grandmother. But I have never heard anybody use that term, and I would be very surprised if I heard ...


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I personally think "Mischling" does not have a negative connotation. Basically, it depends mostly on how you say it. I wasn't there and can't judge the intonation but If they were really talking about you (and not a dog or a mule), I wouldn't worry. German girls often like the "southern type" as we call it here. "Bastard", which is sometimes used in ...


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In my opinion the word itself is neutral. It is just a word for people with ancestors of different skin color, but as often it depends in which context it is used. I would have expected that they use "Latino" instead. Latino has more the touch of being hot and sexy, because some latino singers are very popular here. But maybe they thought that you would ...



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