The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97381   Message #1915414
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
21-Dec-06 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Who's this 'Shine' guy?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Who's this 'Shine' guy?
Azizi, when I said
I think it's from the days of the shoeshine boys
when men would say "Boy, shine!"

I was not implying that I thought it was OK.
Of course it was racist, and the term lasted well into the '60's.