Archive | January, 2014

The Other “N” Word

31 Jan

Jan. 31.  Usually when you say “the ‘n’ word” you’re talking about the disgusting racist word for blacks.  The “n” word is found in “Huckleberry Finn” 213 times.  Every once in a while there’s a debate whether school kids should see the original book.  For years the word was forbidden in film until the “French Connection” brought it back under the rationale of “realism”.  Now?  Quentin Tarantino recently used it in “Django Unchained” 100 times.

There’s another “n” word that’s causing problems today.  In the Israeli parliament they’re thinking of making the word “Nazi” illegal.  It would be a crime punishable with a fine up to $29,000 to use the word in a “wrong or inappropriate way”.

According to the New York Times it’s not just the word “Nazi”, but “everything that has to do with it and everything that connects to Nazism and the regime of the Third Reich and those who were the head of it.”’

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