[Ads-l] "wyte" as perjorative spelling for "white"

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Tue Feb 9 02:28:43 EST 2021

On Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 9:56 PM Ann Burlingham <ann at burlinghambooks.com>

> In my experience I see it in writing by Black women in order to try to
> avoid Facebook or Twitter jail, as they find their posts about white people
> get tagged as "racist".
I second that. (Men too, sometimes.)

Another Twitterism I see very frequently (more often than wyte) is yt. It
has the advantage of saving 3 characters.

I sometimes misread it as Yukon Territory

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