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Reason:Ok, he seems to like that phrase a bit too much. I thought he would get the message when I blotted the first one and moderated the second one. I guess not.
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Original Content: You mean the one's that attempt to conserve the US Constitution?

The far left skinhead nazis and communists tend to hate the right wing "nutjobs".

How 'bout "them niggers voting for us left wingers for 200 years" statement? Pretty telling eh?
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It's a direct quote ascribed (not altogether convincingly, though it's pretty likely to be true in my opinion) to LBJ in Ronald Kessler's 1996 book "Inside the White House: The Hidden Lives of the Modern Presidents and the Secrets of the World’s Most Powerful Institution". If you prefer that the site auto-censored the word, I've just set it to do so. But halfway didn't make the quote up from nowhere.

If anyone has any extra words they'd like adding to the word-censoring filter, please let me know. The singular of this particular offending word was in there but the plural, as used, wasn't - I've now generalized those six letters in any word context. And the more formal five-letter variant.

My own opinion is that the word's quite acceptable when explicitly quoting from an historical context, or even in direct speech when writing fiction set in such times - I think pretending the word never existed is bogus. But I'm neither American nor black, so I'm happy to accept a more informed view.

I also think current black-on-black use is something to applaud too - stealing the word and subverting it like that is a great way of obliterating its previous power. I'm surprised "boy" isn't used the same way.
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I don't like censorship all that much, and had he left it at the first post, I would have probably left it at that.

The second was a deliberate repeat just to see if he could get a rise out of someone. The third was just overkill.
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Can we still write "niggardly"?
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Apparently so.
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Snooz;1479390 wrote: Can we still write "niggardly"?


And even nig-nog, which doesn't in the slightest mean what you think it does. Though these days even I would avoid using it.

nig-nog, noun.

slang (usu. mildly derogatory).

A new or unskilled recruit; a novice; a foolish or naive person.

I have never worked out why there's a fuss about tar-baby either.

tar-baby noun. (a) the doll smeared with tar, set to catch Brer Rabbit (see quot. 1881); hence transf., spec. an object of censure; a sticky problem, or one which is only aggravated by attempts to solve it (colloq.)

- though it does go on to record post-war usage: (b) a derog. term for a black person (U.S.) or a Maori (N.Z.) which I take to be pig-ignorance on the part of those who used it that way - not the authors, but the characters depicted and their real-life counterparts.
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