Fagot (anti-tank guided missile & Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15) & Faggot (slang used by today’s kids)

Faggot

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Faggot (slang used by today’s kids)

In these times not really used if somebody is really a homosexual mostly used instead of calling somebody stupid or a loser.

Traditional Slang (older generation)

The traditional definitions (slang) for faggot or fag is considered offensive.

“Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.” [ source: Dictionary accessed 2012 ]

Interestingly enough, the term faggot also historically relates to the lowest form of work that any woman or man could do (class division): to gather sticks and form them into bundles called faggots. Apparently such people were often sick, disabled in some way, elderly or young kids that had to work to survive. [ Source: wiki accessed 2012 ]

The word fagot also has a meaning in the military, and it refers to some very nasty and scary military equipment and aircraft.

How should you address your gay, homosexual, or bisexual friends or associates

The simplest way to determine this is to ask them how they would like to be addressed in person and when you talk to other people about them.

The current attitudes to gay or homosexual people in various parts of the world

Fagot

Some very nasty weapons and vehicles that are named “Fagot.” The spelling of Faggot or fagot seems to make little difference as they are variants that have the same meaning: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/faggot. However, that probably does not apply with the military hardware that is described in this section.

“The MiG-15s received their combat baptism in the Korean war and proved superior to the American F-86, the Sabres.” – http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/russia/mig-15.htm

A lot of people make jokes about the 9K111 Fagot, but it’s history, and subsequent upgrades that went by other names is far from funny. This weapon (among many others) were most likely deployed in First Chechen War that lasted from December 1994 to August 1996.

First Chechen War: The Russian military forces were demoralized and the Russian public opposed the conflict. As the conflict dragged on, civilian casualties increased: around “30,000 and 100,000 were killed and possibly over 200,000 injured, while more than 500,000 people were displaced by the conflict.”

Later advances produced a successor to the 9K111 Fagot, and it was called The Kornet.

The Kornet was used by the Iraqi special forces and Hezbollah.

REFERENCES USED FOR THE 9K111 FAGOT AND VARIENTS

CHECHNYA TODAY

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 “FAGOT”

Mig-15 picture

Mig-15

FAGOT anti-tank guided missile

9K111 FAGOT 120mm wire guided missile anti-tank weapons system

9K111 FAGOT 120mm wire guided missile anti-tank weapons system

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