the n word: on its way out?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Mar 8 20:10:18 UTC 2007

I try to remember to write "OED2", not simply "OED".  Perhaps I
should refrain, since others on this list do have access to OED3.


At 3/8/2007 11:34 AM, you wrote:
>On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 08:30:30AM -0800, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> > Burns actually wrote "niger."
> >
> >   OED has some catching up to do.
>No, Joel does; he cited from OED2. The OED3 draft entry, up
>since September 2003, correctly specifies "niger", and further
>notes that it rhymes with "vigour, rigour, tiger".
>Jesse Sheidlower
>The American Dialect Society -

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