Heard on The Judges: "nigger" = man, person

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 25 05:39:04 UTC 2009


"You're just a old, no-good, crack-addict!"

Mid-forty-ish, black male speaker:

"No, judge, I'm not! I'm a *recovering* addict, a recovering
*marijuana*-addict! I'm a changed _nigger_, your honor!"


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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