NBC. Don Imus.

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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" <fdabney@nmsu.edu>
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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,
derived
> from
> the Old Norse verb nigla, meaning "to fuss about small matters". Because
of
> the
> phonetic similarity to the racial slur nigger, the word has caused
> controversy
> in the United States, although the two words are unrelated. (Nigger
derives
> from
> the French nègre which derives from the Latin niger, meaning black.)
> ------
> Julian Bond, then chairman of the NAACP, deplored the offense that had
been
> taken
> at Howard's use of the word. "You hate to think you have to censor your
> language
> to meet other people’s lack of understanding", he said. "David Howard
should
> not
> have quit. Mayor Williams should bring him back — and order dictionaries
> issued
> to all staff who need them."
>
> Bond also said, "Seems to me the mayor has been niggardly in his judgment
on
> the
> issue. [...] We have a hair-trigger sensibility, and I think that is
> particularly
> true of racial minorities."
> ------
> For the background on this quotation, check the entry for the word at the
> Wikipedia
> site.
>
> A related word is "niggling".  It means an excessive fussiness in small
> things.
> English is a great language but it's also complicated.  I hate to see it
> demeaned
> by louts who can't be bothered to learn it.  Working in a radio station,
> being
> part of a journalism department all these years though, it's a part of
daily
> life
> for me.
>
> Fred D.
>
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