Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue May 1 19:50:34 UTC 2007

Kind of like the usually-unintended irony of the phrase "Indian giver."


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 14:33:46 -0400
>From: Doug Harris <cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET>
>Subject: Re: Ghetto/nigger-rig
>Beyond being offensive, such terms as nigger-rig are, IMHO, morethan a wee bit ironic, too: If that term is supposed to mean something has been made to "just barely work", it could be imagined that the fixer had, at the VERY least, the git-up-and-go to get (whatever) working AGAIN, even if not quite to designed-for standards. And truth be told, the person who caused (whatever) to be dysfunctional more'n likely was a chromatically disadvantaged person, as I am.

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