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Yeah, that's exactly what I'm talking about -- I was just predicting
that that usage would go mainstream.  Thanks. :)

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Ajin-Kwai wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Jan 2000, Ed Heil wrote:
>
> > I predict that within 30 years, due to the taboo on its use as a
> > racial stereotype and the mainstreaming of rap music, "nigga" will
> > lose its racial meaning and become a term for "friend" or "comrade."
> >
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> Actually, it has been used among blacks in that way for WELL over 30
> years.  Among the kids in my generation and younger (at least in these
> very muticultural parts), it already pretty much means 1) male person, 2)
> friend, 3) black person (used by black people) 4) any person (used by
> black people).  This has gotten to the point where you'll hear such things
> as "it was a white nigga" (white male) or "that Peurto-Rican nigga", etc.
> I even have a future-English conlang where man is /nig@/ and woman is
> [log in to unmask]  Anyway...
>
>
> .yasmin.