Not A Racist Word

Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Jul 11, 2019 at 8:46 PM.

  1. Hal Pollner

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    President Obama used the word niggardly in one of his speeches.

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    So? I suppose now you'll explain to us that it means "stingy", like we don't already know. :D
     
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    No indeed, Beth...it's for the benefit of those who DON'T know!

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    Its not so much the word - but how its used
     
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    The video only shows that Obama was called niggardly. He didn't say it.
     
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    Well I'll be darned.

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    In viewing videos and music, apparently is IS okay to use the word if you are black. The word probably would be extinct by now if everyone else , who is taught not to use it, didn't hear it all the time. It makes no sense to take an offending word and use it as a friendship endearment.
     
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    The world's cuckoo
     
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    Well that went over like a turd in the punch bowl!
     
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    "Niggardly" is not an offensive word (in a racial sense); it means stingy. It has nothing to do with race or black people, or apparently...Obama. :p
     
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    I live in a rougher side of town. I wouldn't utter that word out loud regardless of meaning. :D
     
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