Skip to comments.Sen. Sherrod Brown denounces ‘niggardly’ colleagues
Posted on 03/15/2012 5:08:30 PM PDT by BO Stinkss
niggardly: Not generous; stingy (adjective/adverb)
Its a word that has caused job-ending consequences in the past for politicians and others in the public eye because of its similarities to a racial slur.
However, that didnt deter Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown from using it during an appearance on MSNBCs The Dylan Ratigan Show on Thursday, to describe how he thought some of his colleagues were acting toward veterans.
Of course were falling short, he said. There are people, as you know Matt, in this Congress who will always send a blank check when it comes to spending money on defense or war, but are a little more niggardly, if you will, on spending money on the actual veterans when they come home. And that means we dont greet them well enough in terms of getting them the right testing when theyre back in Conshocken, Cleveland or Lime, Ohio.
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As a native Southern California boy and conservative Republican, I’m especially proud to say I’m a Niggard With Attitude.
Let’s see, I know a popular local radio station in Columbus that will mention it and He goes on it time to time. Anyone else want to join me in e-mailing http://www.610wtvn.com/main.html
Thanks, I missed this, thank God for Freeper!
Love to see this rat bs go down.
Thanks BO Stinkss.
Sent it to
Joel Riley - Mornings email
Read what happens when an NC teacher uses the word.
“Deputy Superintendent Norm Shearin reiterated that Ms. Bell made a bad decision when she taught her students the word “niggardly.” It was an inappropriate word to teach children at that grade level, he said.”
“... Tannis Nelson, president of the N.C. Parent-Teacher Association and a New Hanover County resident, ... added that this incident shows the need for effective diversity and sensitivity training throughout the school system. “Incidents such as this can polarize the community,” Mrs. Nelson said. “We can’t allow that to happen. This can be captured as a teachable moment, and we can learn from it.”
Sen Brown used the word properly. That being said, we all know what would happen if he were a Republican.
He used a perfectly good word correctly. “Niggardly” has no relation whatsoever to that other word. I know others have gotten into trouble for using it, but why bow to ignorance?
> Niggardly has no relation whatsoever to that other word.
Actually it does. They both share the same etymology.
While niggardly means “cheap” past frugal, nigg#r in the common context means “An unclean person” and was pretty common Pre Anti-Bellum.
Like the word “gay,” they have corrupted a fine word for crass political purposes.
Class & Racial warfare at its finest...
Several years ago:
“There is absolutely nothing wrong with using the word niggardly. Rush Limbaugh
Rush caught hell for a month.
A few years ago in the vaunted WDC school system a teacher used the term and was fired after a chorus of people saying they were disrespected. The idiots didn’t know what the word meaned. The school board apparently didn’t care. Losers.
I smell a campaign commercial...
My favorite is “black hole”. http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2008/07/dallas-county-meeting-turns-ra.html
I was going by this:
“Niggardly,” from the Old Norse “nigla” to fuss about small matters; petty; unimportant. The other word is from the Latin “niger” : black or dark.
So a niggardly person would be a niggard, not the other word.
What you refer to might be a corruption or confusion of the words. I have seen “n*gger” in old American literature used by whites to refer to themselves; kind of like “sumbitch” used affectionately.
Brown and other public speakers would do wel to stick with “stingy.”. : )
As if it’s Sherrod Brown’s money to give away to begin with.
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