"call a spade a spade" furor

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Wed Nov 14 21:00:18 UTC 2001

At 12:24 AM 11/14/01 -0800, you wrote:
>>Seems there's another political furor going on, this time about
>>the supposed racist use of the expression "call a spade a spade".
>Why does this bring to mind the universal change which brought about
>African American is the Color of my True Love's Hair.

Ugh.  Not funny.

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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