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Old 12-09-2018, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by andros View Post
I imagine he's getting caught up a bit both on the derivation of "nigga" as the non-rhotic AAVE pronunciation of "nigger" and as a reclamation of a slur. The one derived from the other; they are no longer the same.
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Originally Posted by Budget Player Cadet View Post
Even if they were, the context matters. Just like with literally every other piece of language.
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Originally Posted by Evil Economist View Post
They're spelled differently, pronounced differently, and mean different things, but you don't think they're different words?
As BPC notes, context is everything. I can assure you that both forms can be spoken to mean the exact same thing.