Query: "Can't handle whitey"

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Jan 21 20:47:11 UTC 2005

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> From: francis reilly <ottorino_respighi at yahoo.com>
> Date: January 21, 2005 13:14:21 EST
> Subject: phrase?
> I recently heard the phrase "C. H. Dub," standing for
> "can't handle it whitey."  Evidently, it was used
> (circa 1960) by a waiter (black) who was an
> aquaintance of a friend.  I've searched for other
> instances of its use and can't find anything, so I am
> not sure if this was made up by the waiter.
> Frank Reilly
> ottorino_respighi at yahoo.com

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