The n/N-word

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Nov 8 22:30:36 UTC 2010

Do we need two terms of reference/euphemism, one for "nigger" and one
for "Negro"?  Big-N-word and little-n-word?  Or vice-versa, based on
the usual (20th-century) capitalization practices?

I've had two journals tell me they will not publish "Negro" except
within quotation marks.  (And herein I'm obeying their stricture.  :-) .)


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