Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 18:54:14 EST From: Monkmag Subject: Re: rat's ass, nigger, redneck,... In a message dated 10/28/97 7:05:48 AM, you wrote: <> I find this to be a quite interesting phenomenon, the reclamation and reappropriation of derogatory terms by out groups. Even by southern rednecks, who affectionately call each other "good ole boys." "Yeah, Ed, he's a good ole boy." And by Italian-Americans when they speak of other "dagos" and "______" (ah, the term escapes me now).... Perhaps folks out there can think of other examples of this tendency, say from Irish or Jews or Latinos.