[Ads-l] sexist "crazy"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 22 05:57:02 UTC 2016

On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 6:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> Cf. the familiarity of the corresponding phrases "crazy bastard" and "crazy
> motherfucker."

"Crazy nigger" - used not only in the 'hood, but also quite well described
in anthropological and sociological writings from at least 1878, is another
member of that set.

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

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