Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Sep 14 20:05:08 UTC 2007

At 9/14/2007 12:11 PM, Jon L. wrote:
>One thinks of the app. later American slang term "maroon," for "moron."

Is there a racial overtone to this?  Viz OED2 "maroon n.2   1. One of
a class of Blacks, originally fugitive slaves, living in the
mountains and forests of Surinam and the West Indies."


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