[Ads-l] "NA's"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue Sep 29 01:46:17 UTC 2015


WTF?! The only way I can make sense of that -- and I do mean semantically:
parsing is not the issue -- is to assume that the speaker is using
"immigrant" to mean "not one of Us". (Shakes head in dismay.)

Mark
On Sep 21, 2015 12:52 AM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks to the immigration issue, _N[ative]A[merican]_ is coming to be used
> with the same pejorative intent as _P[uerto]R[ican]_, at least in/on
> Facebook:
>
> "Bullshit! NA's are also immigrants."
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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
>
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