Help in retrieving old train of thought

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 8 02:19:22 UTC 2001

At 8:24 PM -0400 8/7/01, PHILIP E CLEARY wrote:
><Was the crucial word maybe not "denigrate", after all?>
>If we're thinking of the same case, the word was "niggardly."

Right.  I think I was the one who brought up "denigrate" as a
contrast during that thread (in that it really DOES contain a root
meaning 'black', but tends not to be perceived as a slur (others
pointed out phonological reasons for that), while "niggardly" is only
a slur via folk etymology.


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