Scot LaFaive spiderrmonkey at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 14 20:29:44 UTC 2007

>Is there a racial overtone to this?
I hope not, considering Bugs Bunny's love for calling others that.
> Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 16:05:08 -0400> From: Berson at ATT.NET> Subject: Re: maroon> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> > ---------------------- Information from the mail header -----------------------> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>> Poster: "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>> Subject: Re: maroon> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------> > 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."> > Joel> > ------------------------------------------------------------> The American Dialect Society -
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