"call a spade a spade" furor

Ittaob at AOL.COM Ittaob at AOL.COM
Wed Nov 14 04:57:59 UTC 2001

This would be laughable if it weren't so sad. It strikes me that the
sensitivity to "spade" is less understandable than that to "niggardly", since
I suspect that most younger people, at least, don't connect the word "spade"
with African-Americans. I perceive it as "old slang," something out of the
rat pack days, half a century ago. Am I right?

Steve Boatti

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