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Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 14:16:25 -0800
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Yes, you're wrong.  Remember that Huck is marginally literate.  The
"the" before nigger tells us that he meant to write "the nigger, Jim."
Context matters, especially when trying to decide how many angels can
dance on the head of a pin.


>>> [log in to unmask] 3/19/2004 1:57:57 PM >>>
As I understand the issue, the argument is not about whether Twain
named =
Jim "Nigger Jim" but whether he referred to him as "nigger Jim."  My =
reference in the bio is to "nigger Jim." And the question is whether or
not that is an accurate quotation. The Mac Donnell & the Fisher claim
seems to be that Twain never referred to Jim as "nigger Jim." Clearly
he =
did. Am I wrong about this?