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  • Wog in the UK is usually regarded as a racially offensive slang word referring to a dark-skinned person from Africa or Asia. Many dictionaries say "wog" derives from the Golliwogg, a blackface minstrel doll character from a children's book published in 1895. — “Wog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Steve manages to turn this around to his advantage, and becomes famous as The Wog Boy, spearheading a campaign to improve the employment status of the country. In the The Australian Chrysler Valiant range of cars were often and sometimes still referred to as "Wog Chariots" or "The Greek Mercedes". — “The Wog Boy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The word 'wog' is still quite offensive to a lot of people in Australia (depending on context and who is uttering the word) – particularly people of non-anglo origin who grew up in the 50's 60's and 70's in Australia. In those times the word was usually used as a racist slur or insult. — “Talk:Wog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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