terms of endearment

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 27 12:22:04 UTC 2012

CNN has played it again.

To me, the words in question are almost 100% inaudible.

Here's the context:

ZIMMERMAN: Shit, he's running.

 911: He's running? Which way is he running?

 ZIMMERMAN: Down towards the other entrance of the neighborhood.

 911: Which entrance is that that he's heading towards?

 ZIMMERMAN: The back entrance. [pause] *[Inaudible]*.

For Zimmerman's friend Joe Oliver. Go to 2:15 or so:



On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 1:00 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>
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> > “And ‘goon’ is apparently a term of endearment in the high schools
> > these days,” he added. “I don’t know of anyone younger than 40 who
> > uses ‘coon’ as a racial epithet.”
> Is this bullshit? Or is it bullshit?
> If they don't use it as a racial epithet, for what purpose *do* they
> use it, then?
> This is what Shakespeare described as "protesting too much."
> Hence, it's bullshit.
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