"used approvingly"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 8 02:38:47 UTC 2013

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 2:13 PM, Geoffrey Nunberg <
nunberg at ischool.berkeley.edu> wrote:

> Somewhat weirdly, to my mind, there was a variant, "to spell nigger with
> two g's," which seems to have been _used_ both disparagingly and

Are there any examples of "used *approvingly*"?

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