The Dreaded N Word Ni--er

Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Bess Barber

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    No joke! I'm glad I'm on the end part of my journey on earth before the whole world gets so crazy I wouldn't want to live in it anyway.
     
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  2. Beth Gallagher

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    The only thing is, I feel sad for my grandchildren.
     
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  3. Lulu Moppet

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    I guess that's why death was invented. Easier to die than accept change and work with it to make things even better. Am worried about climate, however.
     
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  4. Peter Renfro

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    No I'll stick with Skippy thanks,might throw Timmy in there a time or two though. That's just the kind of guy I am!
     
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  5. Frank Sanoica

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    @Beth Gallagher
    It's gotten so bad, I even feel sorry for the grandchildren I never had! :(
    Frank
     
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  6. Rosie Sinclair

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    Absolutely right. The word is over-used and inappropriately used. It's used as a way to try to dismiss those who disagree with current events.
     
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  7. Bess Barber

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    The stupid thing is that the country of Pakistan, has taken its name from the people who settled there, just as Afghanistan has. It's ok to say 'Afghans' but not 'P...'! Somehow the word has come to be regarded as an insult.
     
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  9. Tom Galty

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    Pakistan did not exist before India got self rule.

    The country was split and the Muslims called their new indpendant country Pakistan.

    Stan means land Pakis are the people of that land.

    There should be no insult in that word.
     
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  10. Von Jones

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    Oh my, this isn't even a hot button issue, or did it just become one. IJS
     
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  11. Ken Anderson

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    If it becomes one, it can be moved there. However, I don't expect there's anyone here who is in favor of bringing it back. Without going back and re-reading all five pages, I think the focus of this thread is on the origins of the word, which are really quite innocent, unlike much of its usage.
     
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  12. Ken Anderson

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    What does the British Empire have to do with the topic of this thread, anyhow?
     
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  13. Peter Renfro

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    Not a lot really. Just veering as normal conversation normally does.
    stay in your lane.jpg
     
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  14. Ken Anderson

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    This is a forum, not a conversation in a bar or on a street corner. We have categories by topic, sub-forums by topic, and threads on-topic. There are a few threads where pretty much anything can be discussed but every thread can't be about anything or nothing in particular.
     
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  15. Ken Anderson

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    Posts about the British Empire have been moved to a thread with that name. Let's get back on topic here, please.
     
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