Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Nigger Brown

Is not a "bad translation" it's a term that was used in English speaking countries, even put on household products like shoe polish before it fell out of use.

http://www.parentdish.com/2007/04/08/new-sofa-labelled-with-racial-slur/
http://blacklegacyimages.com/_wsn/page3.html

Not surprisingly, the company who made the show polish was Australian, which is notable because there is little if no pejorative meaning to the word there, even to this day.

" In Australia, the word is very rarely used in any context. There is an intellectual awareness of its pejorative use elsewhere, but locally it has no particular offensive character due to the lack of a racial group to level it at. "

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/ni/Nigger_(word)

The Australian government defends the use of the term in a non-pejorative way.

" In its response to the UN, the government said Mr Hagan's complaint of racial discrimination was dismissed by the domestic courts, and that it was not the role of the committee to review decisions by domestic courts. The submission said the committee should note the context in which the word had been used.

It said that although the conferring of the nickname on Edward Stanley Brown may have been racially motivated at the time, the Federal Court had concluded that its use in connection with Mr Brown "has long been devoid of racial connotation". "

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/11/29/1038386312380.html
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 11th, 2007 4:11am
"Not surprisingly"

That came out wrong, just drop that bit.

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Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 11th, 2007 4:17am
You'd have just loved the "Nigger Boy" licorice we had way back:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~billingh/dunnies.htm

(contains dense aussie slang).
Permalink trollop 
April 11th, 2007 4:33am
Geez, guys, give it a rest.

This reminds me of that Lenny Bruce comedy routine, where he said "bla-bla-bla" on stage (probably Mother-F) and was arrested for it.

The routine goes on, that he could tell in the trial that the judge and lawyer were getting off on it.

"He said bla-bla-bla!?"
"Yup, he said bla-bla-bla!"
"I can't believe he said bla-bla-bla!"
"Yup, bla-bla-bla, your honor"
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 11th, 2007 9:31am
Lenny Bruce rocks!
Permalink $-- 
April 11th, 2007 9:32am
I was pissed off that someone said "gee, it must be a bad translation" immediately after I said "it was a legitimate phrase" in another thread.

Fucking morons without reading comprehension.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 11th, 2007 9:40am
A brief summary of my knowledge of Lenny Bruce:

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane -
Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
Permalink JoC 
April 11th, 2007 10:02am
Every society needs taboos.
Permalink Михаил Афанасьев 
April 11th, 2007 10:03am
You're right Sergei. This forum doesn't like the Cyrillic 'V'.

Does it work in the main textbox: Михаил Афанасьевич Булгаков
Permalink Михаил Афанасьев 
April 11th, 2007 10:12am

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