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Response to klook (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 09:35 AM

45. I spent a lot of time in Brooksville, FL

my folks retired there. As they aged, I spent more and more time there, made some friends, etc., and the most polite words used for African American was negro, or colored. and that was a person trying to be respectful and sensitive. Usually, it was the other n-word, and all three of those words were slung around like bales of hay in normal conversations. My sister and I would have a contest every time we'd arrive in town, a contest to see how soon after getting seated at the Country Kitchen the n word would be used in conversation around us, or by my dad. It was never more that five minutes....usually something around 3. At least in that town, those words ARE used in casual conversation. A lot.

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