[Ads-l] Web-post title: "A Sheeny Halloween Costume"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 26 17:00:40 EDT 2016

I.e. "A _Sheen-y_ Halloween Costume"


The reference is to Charlie Sheen. Sometimes, hyphenation is a requirement.
OTOH, considering that _sheeny_  didn't ring a bell with the poster, Jon
Ben-Mayer, it may simply be the case that this slur - unlike "buck  negro"
- has become obsolete.

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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