(covers information from several alternate timelines)
"'Pointy'? Is that a degoratory reference to –"
"Pointy" was an insulting nickname for some Vulcans. It was used to describe Ambassador Soval by Jonathan Archer when he was a young boy. When he used the term in 2121, his father told him not to call Soval that. (ENT: "Broken Bow")
In 2259 of the alternate reality, James T. Kirk angrily called Commander Spock "pointy" when he provided Admiral Christopher Pike with a detailed report of a mission in which the USS Enterprise had visited Nibiru but had violated the Prime Directive there. In reply, Spock said, "'Pointy'? Is that a derogatory reference to..." before he was cut off by Pike. (Star Trek Into Darkness)