Thursday, January 22, 2009
While I gratuitously use the word Negro as a mild mannered substitute, nothing beats the sheer ferocity of the non-watered-down variant. I'll admit to slipping and using this at least a couple times a week on the blog. And of yeah, there was the small matter of that N*gga Nonsense tag.
Recently my wife, who seldom reads the blog, told me I needed to stop using it here on AB.com. Her reasons were numerous, valid, and shall remain private, but well, she was convincing enough. So, as of January 1st, AB.com is officially an N-Word Free Zone.
I don't see this changing the tone of the blog much, and it's really more of a formality (which included renaming the N*gga Nonsense tag to Negro Nonsense) than anything else. However, it does raise a quandary, sometimes when you really need to emphasize a point, no word works better than a good ole' N-Bomb. So, I'll need a reasonable substitute. If you have suggestions, get at me.
Question: Will making AB.com an N-Word Free Zone take some of the blog's edge away? Have you got a reasonable substitute I can use instead? What's your stance on "the dreaded N-Word"?
 $2 word.