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Next we're gonna have language lawyers condemning anyone using similar
phrases like "run of the mill" and "garden variety".

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:32 PM, IngeGNUe <ingegnue at> wrote:

> On 03/14/16 21:48, Derek Martin wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 13, 2016 at 01:33:09PM +0000, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
> >> "Cotton pickin" is a racist term.
> >
> > No, it isn't.
> >
> >
> >
> The existence of cotton picking jobs doesn't imply that English speakers
> *must* have used "cotton-pickin" as an adjective beforehand (begging the
> question, why must they?), but even if it wasn't racist before the slave
> plantations, it is in today's context. Still, it says: "'cotton-picking'
> originated in the southern states of the USA, where it is usually
> pronounced cotton-pickin'", so there is little need to editorialize
> (erase) its origins.
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