[Ads-l] to N-word

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 5 13:54:59 EDT 2017

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 1:38 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>

> said that she 'sang too long' and that she 'N-worded it up,…'"

I get a different reading: not that the speaker "used the N-word too
profusely," but that the speaker complained that the singer sang in an
overly-niggerish manner - "niggered it up" - which manner has has been hip
for some years, now, irrespective of the race or the cultural heritage of
the singer.

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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