"Negro with two g's"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 11 15:02:36 UTC 2013

At 3/10/2013 11:39 PM, W Brewer wrote:
>MM: <<<The word "nigger" refers to a Black person, usually
>derogatorily (though in some White dialects it is simply the only word for
>that referent)>>>
>WB:  IIRC, George Wallace said on camera [NIH-gruhz]: an attempt to blend
>dialectal [NIH-guhz] and standard [KNEE-grows]. Like trying to cross killer
>bees with domestic honey bees to get a less aggressive hybrid.

Wallace:  I didn't say the N-word!  I didn't!  You're just hearing it
because you're a NIH-gruhz-hater!


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