Joe Fatula wrote: > This sounds strange to me. I've never found "coon" meaning anything other > than "raccoon". From the way you're saying this, I guess that "coon" > meaning a black person is something said in America, but I've never heard > it. I've lived in the north and in California, so perhaps it's something > used in the south. (That's a whole different country anyways.) I understand the event happened in NY (but I may be wrong). The word is also known in South Africa. I understand it's supposed to be used in England but have heard of no annecdotes to back that up :) Tristan.