Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:37:29 -0500 From: Pat Courts Subject: the word nigger In this whole discussion, has anyone noted the orgination of the word "nigger"? As a result of the dictionary discussion, I got into another discussion with some colleagues and found opinions to vary considerably on the origin. Cheers, Pat Patrick L. Courts Department of English State University College at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063 courts[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 716-672-5768 (home)