Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 19:31:43 EST From: Monkmag Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? In a message dated 10/28/97 8:49:27 AM, you wrote: <> Steve, I have never been called a peckerwood. And would have to smile if someone called me a peckerwood. "Jim, you dumb peckerwood." I like that. No attachment. Hasn't this M-W definition been cleared up already. Just indicate that its usage is largely derogatory or can be or historically has been derogatory and you have it covered, right? Not to minimize the negative associations black people have with the term nigger (it is the one term if used pejoratively by a white person to describe a black person that I will literally come to blows over--it saddens and angers me that there are still folks that use it in this old purely negative sense), but I have always been curious about the range of black slang terms for white people. Anyone know of a good source (especially of terms in regular use today)? I am sure I am not hurt by these terms for the obvious reason that as a white person I am not an oppressed racial group. It only makes sense. Still want to know those terms.... Heck, maybe I should be upset with peckerwood.... Jim Crotty How To Talk American Captain of the Los Angeles Peckerwoods