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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Words That Rhyme Are Now Proof of Racism

In the Illinois race for U.S. Senate there is now a controversy over the Republican candidate Mark Kirk using the word "jigger" in reference to potential vote fraud. A key quote from the link above:
The Merriam-Webster dictionary says "jigger" does mean "to alter, re-arrange, or manipulate" and has been used by many politicians to describe election fraud.

"The problem I had is that it sounds so much like another word," Rev. Albert Tyson said.
So, it is offensive to some because of their weak or limited vocabulary. Pathetic. Truth of the matter is these folks making an issue of this likely know it is a false charge but are counting on the ignorance of the population at large that attended failing Chicago schools. It is borne of desperation over the corrupt Dem candidate falling in the polls.

It reminds me of a couple instances in recent years where people got in hot water for correctly using the word "niggardly" in reference to financial austerity. In other words, they were raked over the coals due to the ignorance of other people.

H/T to Legal Insurrection who has examples of others using the word "jigger" in recent years including that guy who was supposed to be a post-racial president.

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3 Comments:

OpenID kingshamus said...

I vow that whenever a black person calls me a 'slacker', I will accuse them of racism because that word sounds like cracker.

Jeebus.

This politically correct nonsense has reached the psychosis stage.

October 11, 2010 at 6:02 AM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

Now, that's funny. Just curious do folks call you a slacker often enough for that to be a concern? :-)

October 11, 2010 at 6:46 AM

 
OpenID kingshamus said...

Bill the answer, sadly, is yes.

October 12, 2010 at 6:19 AM

 

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