The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39304 Message #557111
Posted By: dick greenhaus
23-Sep-01 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Slavery-Era Song, 'Run, ======, Run'
Subject: RE: Slavery-Era Song, 'Run, ======, Run'
Am I the only one who feels that using typographical euphemisms like n***r lies in the purview of Victorian pornography--you know, "...his throbbing p***k approached her quivering v****a...? It was silly then, and I think it's silly now. Nigger is an ugly word, unpleasant in its connotations, but it's a word. And it's a word that won't disappear until black comedians on cable TV stop using it.