[Ads-l] to N-word

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 5 14:21:20 EDT 2017


I concur with B & W.

JL

On Fri, May 5, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
> --
> -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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