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spik

  • n  (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
  • s  completely neat and clean
    a spick-and-span kitchen
    their spic red-visored caps

  • Some have in-house banks, cafeterias, spic-and-span bathrooms and, increasingly, on-site training in new technologies unfamiliar to illiterate peasants from Oaxaca.
  • Let the iRobot Roomba 410 shoulder the burden of keeping your floors and carpets spic 'n' span.
  • They just need to hire more people to keep the place spic-and-span, or else have customers vote for Burger King with their feet.
Quotes

  • Charlie Rangel in Men's News Daily
    They used to say 'nigger' and 'spic,'Rangel, who is black, said at the time. "Now they just say, 'Let's cut taxes.'"
  • Jacopo della Quercia in New York Times
    Among others, we've got the SEC, the CFTC, the FDIC, the SPIC and the OCC. But for all their big and impressive sounding names, the fact is they haven't been doing their job right, or else we wouldn't have these massive problems on Wall... John McCain http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEhauRSvpu74c5JI21AhXVu-x_kmQ Tampabay.com http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/state/article814439.ece&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNENhjzJbEFp2f3V4MESR8xDjSdJfg Sep 16, 2008 93113 123738 spic Mr. Beck spoke publicly in 1991 of the barbarous" cleaning of an important tomb sculpture by Quercia in Lucca, Italy, saying it looked as though it had been scrubbed "with Spic and Span and polished with Johnson's Wax."

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