The N word

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 4 13:59:14 UTC 2011

I know just a little Lithuanian from pop.  His parents were both Lithuanian.   They came to USA in their late teens in 1906 - Ellis Island.  Both learned English and mainly spoke it at home.  He could read, she couldn't, but she could add up the grocery bill (as handwritten on the paper bag).  Those were the days.

Tom Zurinskas, Conn 20 yrs, Tenn 3, NJ 33, now Fl 9.
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> Poster: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: The N word
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> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Tom Zurinskas <truespel at> wrote:
> > I'll bet none of the other Republican candidates except the black one ever say the N word, or "Niggerhead", which is the former name of the ranch Rick Perry and his dad rented.
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> In public, you mean. BTW, Tom, do you know any Lithuanian?
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