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Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:35:10 -0800
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To All  I am using no punctuation so as not to confuse this provider who seems 
to always be confused with the reading of what it is unfamiliar with   Yes I too 
am outraged at the removal of that all to important word nigger just as I am 
curious why more attention is not given to ALL those cherished words that Twain 
instructed were to be read and read again as between lightning and lightning bug 
 What are WE still missing from this lover or words  Nigger means both Negro and 
a steam operated capstan for warping river boats   Negro is likewise enslaved in 
the likes of Bleck meaning Negro scoundrel that means rascal or Blackguard that 
itself means Negro vagabond child or street urchin   Then Buck translates as 
Negro man to move or react jerkily or erratically or become resentful or beech 
that is found in the definition of book that is also oak as there is huckleberry 
oak   Or how about Ewe not to be confused with you as in me-yow that blabs Negro 
sheep that lets on as mankind or a group of people under the shepherding care of 
God or biddable kindly woman   Or how about Jig  jawing Negro trick stratagem 
communications code word   And not to be forgotten is Spade spooking a three 
year old stag that is itself INFORMER  tomcat or turkey-cock that is found in 
the word tom   And surly the old boy would have chucked over Spook informing 
undercover spy, Negro ghost-writer   Methinks scholarship is demanding we all 
raise our sights to the genius of the genius nigger/slave that oh yeah spooks as 
fellow joker