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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.