Forbidden Words

Fri Jan 29 17:05:58 MST 1999

I guess now the p.c. thought police will want to ban all of Connan Doyle's
work from the screwel libraries.  Anyone remember when the liberals used to
protest the banning of books from libraries?

Carl W. Spitzer IV wrote:

> nig·gard·ly adj. 1. Grudging and petty in giving or spending. See Synonyms
> at  stingy. 2. Meanly small; scanty or meager: left the waiter a niggardly
> tip.
> NOTE:Used in the Sherlock Holms story "The Master Blackmailer"
> nig·ger n. Offensive. Slang. 1.a. Used as a disparaging term for a Black
> person:  b. Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned
> people. 2. Used as a disparaging term for a member of any socially,
> economically, or politically deprived group of people: “Gun owners are the
> new niggers . . . of society” (John Aquilino).
> HISTORY::[Alteration of dialectal neger, black person, from French nègre,
> from Spanish negro. See NEGRO.]

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