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December 06, 2006

The Weight Of Words

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Some thoughts on South Park and words.

Having said that, I find it amusing that the negative words that refer to selfishness are always a form of ethnic slur - being “niggardly” is being cheap or unwilling to share, if someone tries to financially screw you over, the words “jew” and “gyp” come into play. The recent controversy of the “n word” reminds me of that South Park episode where they say “shit” over 100 times, and it is revealed that the word itself is cursed, and that saying it too often will mean the destruction of society. For a while, I think comedians like Dave Chappelle had lampooned it so effectively that the word had been robbed of its power. Apparently not.

 

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Posted on December 6, 2006 03:02 PM by south 364.
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