"Niggard" + N-word

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 26 17:31:39 UTC 2006


Good catch, Jon! Is the story serious or comic? That snippet seems kinda funny.
-Wilson

On 5/25/06, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Limited Horizons: The Evidence of History :
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>   1924 _McClure's Magazine_ (March) 15 : "A niggardly and disgusting habit," I commented.
>   ..."Just lay off that 'nigger' stuff after this," warned Pete.
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>   JL
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