NBC. Don Imus.
Sat Apr 14 20:06:53 EDT 2007
Yes that Word Shock's Most. When it start's with the N.Probably there have
been a few people Shot because of Bad Understanding.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "fred dabney" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: NBC. Don Imus.
> I yield to no one in my contempt for Mr. Limbaugh, but on this he's right.
> > /“*There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the word ‘niggardly’”.
> > Rush Limbaugh, */
> Here is a part of the entry on the word from "Wikipedia":
> Niggardly (noun: niggard) is an adjective meaning stingy or miserly,
> the Old Norse verb nigla, meaning "to fuss about small matters". Because
> phonetic similarity to the racial slur nigger, the word has caused
> in the United States, although the two words are unrelated. (Nigger
> the French nègre which derives from the Latin niger, meaning black.)
> Julian Bond, then chairman of the NAACP, deplored the offense that had
> at Howard's use of the word. "You hate to think you have to censor your
> to meet other people’s lack of understanding", he said. "David Howard
> have quit. Mayor Williams should bring him back — and order dictionaries
> to all staff who need them."
> Bond also said, "Seems to me the mayor has been niggardly in his judgment
> issue. [...] We have a hair-trigger sensibility, and I think that is
> true of racial minorities."
> For the background on this quotation, check the entry for the word at the
> A related word is "niggling". It means an excessive fussiness in small
> English is a great language but it's also complicated. I hate to see it
> by louts who can't be bothered to learn it. Working in a radio station,
> part of a journalism department all these years though, it's a part of
> for me.
> Fred D.
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