[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>
wrote:

> 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.


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-Wilson
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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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