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Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Jul 11, 2019 at 8:46 PM.
President Obama used the word niggardly in one of his speeches.
So? I suppose now you'll explain to us that it means "stingy", like we don't already know.
No indeed, Beth...it's for the benefit of those who DON'T know!
There have been several controversies over the use of the word, all of them stupid, in my opinion.
I thought this discussion was familiar; rehash of http://www.seniorsonly.club/threads/the-dreaded-n-word-ni-er.11954/page-4
Hal, if you can provide a video or a link to the supposed speech by Obama, please do so. I can find no such incident.
Its not so much the word - but how its used
The video only shows that Obama was called niggardly. He didn't say it.
Well I'll be darned.
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.
The world's cuckoo
Well that went over like a turd in the punch bowl!
"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.
I live in a rougher side of town. I wouldn't utter that word out loud regardless of meaning.