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Petition to Delete from English Lang.:

Discussion in 'News' started by 23578, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. 23578

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    Petition to Delete from English Lang.:

    Discussion started by 23578 - Oct 29, 2004

    as in General Franks yesterday with Bush: "John Kerry denigrates troops by criticizing Bush"
    or Bush last week: "Kerry continues to denigrate the efforts of our troops"

    you can make the jump here folks. do we really beleive these fools have IQ's large enough to call upon big words such as this, or is something deeper at work. yeah that's right i called them racist.

    seriously who here beleives the word is racist, or is it just another word. it leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but i could be biased :( .
     
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    bodice_ripper - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    den·i·grate ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dn-grt)
    tr.v. den·i·grat·ed, den·i·grat·ing, den·i·grates
    To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
    To disparage; belittle: The critics have denigrated our efforts.


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    [Latin dnigrre, dnigrt-, to blacken, defame : d-, de- + niger, nigr-, black; see nekw-t- in Indo-European Roots.]
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    deni·gration n.
    deni·grator n.



    Now, I assume your refering to "black" being part of the word. I don't know if this word developed from a racial slur, but I doubt it....


    edit, found this -
    Etymology: 16c: from Latin denigrare, denigratum to blacken.
     
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    seeking - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    blacken also means 'tarnish'.
    this is hardly a racist term.
    am i being 'racist' when i call bush a fucking monkey?
    am i being racist when i laugh at hesh for refering to his asian girlfriend as 'munkee'?
    am i being racist when i put on a sheet and lynch 'coons'?

    just checking.
     
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    hobo knife - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    other racist term

    niggard..."Damn you's got a niggard job" or "I ain't doin' that, that there's a niggard job"
     
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    seeking - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    um, no, if thats how it's used, that's double ignorant. once for the malapropism, and twice for being racist.

    niggard/niggardly means cheap or stingy. it's an old english word, well predating any use of 'nigger'.
     
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    hobo knife - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    niggardly 1. unwilling to give spend or share. 2. scanty, meager.

    hence this word could be used to descirbe a meager job which pays poorly or a job that only servants would perform....sorry I didn't use the adjective niggardly and misused niggard...it's not a word i frequently use...but thanks for the linguistics lesson...and since when are you the judge on what words can be considered racist?
     
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  7. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Oct 29, 2004

    Since he hit 18K posts. Bitch.
     
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    hobo knife - Replied Oct 30, 2004

    [post=3692000]Quoted post[/post]​
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    Since he hit 18K posts. Bitch.
    [post=3692079]Quoted post[/post]​
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    aah. of course. it's the 12 oz mafia.
     
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    CIPHER_one - Replied Oct 30, 2004

    Mams, hold 'em down. I got the shovel.
     
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    23578 - Replied Oct 30, 2004

    yo, guys, it ain't the word that bothers me, it's the fact that these guys use this word. that some 740 sat verbal word, not a word georgie boy, a c/legacy student can comprehend. his use of it, and tommy franks the same week, is racist, not the word itself, discuss. . .
     
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    heavyLox - Replied Oct 31, 2004

    fromthe kerry contra connection
     
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    wayne hits - Replied Nov 2, 2004

    ^ you just throw it in a conversation once
    in a blue moon, so its not played out?
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Nov 2, 2004

    one word that gets me..... DECIMATE

    The romans would line up their captured enemies
    and behead 1 in every 10 people (hence 'deci' for the metric heads)

    I see this term used all the time to describe everything
    from crops being destroyed to sports analogies.
    Please get it right..... 1 in 10 !!!!!
     
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    seeking - Replied Nov 2, 2004

    if someone said 'thats a niggard job', the word 'niggard' would be in reference to 'nigger', not to niggardly. no one that actually understands the meaning of the word 'niggardly' would ever use it in that context (if at all), since the likelyhood of being misunderstood is so great (see the us senator who used it for an example).
    and i am not the judge of what is and is not racist, i am the messenger passing along the fact, as established by websters dictionary, that niggardly does not stem from or have anything to do with the word 'nigger' or any other racist phrase.

    seeks/dont blame me homie.
     
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