First, as a Canadian, I only find the term redskins offensive when it is combined with the term Washington. Furthermore, it is confusing term since you also have a Washington redskin currently serving in congress. Secondly, I started out vulturing years ago, but now that there is a mutation or secondary off shoot commonly referred to as artistic mining I now find the term ôvulturing" very offensive to us artists and it hurts my feelings. Although "most of us do not subscribe...yada yada.." don't you respect the rights and views of the minority positions e.g., Ahigh's craps perspective.
I never heard the term "artistic mining" before your use of it here. I personally don't care to be called an artistic miner. "Vulturing" is a slang term, but descriptive of what I do. I'm sure some could find my use of the term "hustler" to describe sharp gamblers offensive too. But I think that if one looks hard enough, they could find something offensive in any slang term in the English language. I disagree with you that strategic gambling is an art. I think it is a science. If you want to call yourself an artistic miner that's fine with me. Though I won't call myself that, I'm not offended that you do. And I don't think you should be offended by the use of the term "vulturing."
Maggoting -- walking by and noticing the play someone left. Done in a casual manner.
(just made up the second -- but there could be worse words than vulture)
We could call them "Buzzards", but I think someone has that name already :-)[/q
GUILTY until a juror is bribed.Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet