New/old racist etymology

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 18 02:25:53 UTC 2013

On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
> You might tell us why.

For the usual reason that people burn books: it's not always possible
to burn the person who wrote the book, since burning at the stake has
gone the way of the dodo.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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