racial slur database

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jul 2 15:57:32 UTC 2008

On Jul 1, 2008, at 12:19 PM, Doug Harris wrote:

> What an incredible compendium!
> I'd bet you could live a whole _bunch_ of lifetimes and never hear
> most of those terms in the wild. I dare say _some_ of the terms are
> so unlikely that maybe not many more than two people -- probably
> teenagers with too much time on their hands -- ever heard them ITW.

a problem with all sorts of compendia of lexical items, which tend to
focus on the outrageous and entertaining, with very little information
about frequency and context of use.


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