Mar. 30th, 2007

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I'm not planning to set up a Twitter account; I update my Facebook status only when it's screamingly inaccurate.  I think it still says I'm looking forward to the election so we can finally get this fella James K. Polk out of the White House.

But I do consume RSS feeds, so if you're using Twitter, please tell me your username and I'll add your feed so that I can eventually find out what you've been up to.

Looking forward to this summer's blockbuster called "Of Course You Know What I Did Last Summer, Everyone On Twitter Knows That".  

The N-Word

Mar. 30th, 2007 10:26 am
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Stephen Colbert interviewing Jabari Asim, author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why:

Colbert: First question. Did you want to name the book The N-Word and they said, "No, you have to call it The N-Word"? Or, did you say, "I want to name this book The N-Word," and they assumed you meant, you know, The N-Word, when in fact you meant The N-Word?

Asim: I think I suggested calling it The N-Word and they thought it was a good idea to play it safe and call it The N-Word.

Colbert: OK. This raises another interesting subject to me, is that the N-word has become so anonymous [sic] with the N-word, uh, is saying the N-word pretty much like saying the N-word? Because, I would never say the N-word, but I don't want somebody to think I'm saying the N-word by saying the N-word. You know what I mean? Because I would never say that word that begins with the letter after M.

link (via Language Log)

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