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But "blipster" is still fine, right? What about "nipster" or "Nipper"?

Posted by Eric Grandy | March 2, 2007 11:23 AM

There cannot be enough mockery of "blipsters." Adding "bluh" to the beginning of a word to connote blackness is fucking ridiculous. (See Blacula, Blackenstein, and the Blunchblack of Blotre Blame.)

Posted by David Schmader | March 2, 2007 11:31 AM

F-in New York liberals! Next thing you know, they'll be outlawin' "kike," "spic," & "chink."

I thought this was America!

Posted by Mike in MO | March 2, 2007 12:01 PM

I was recently shocked, while watching Kill Bill 2 by Quentin Tarantino, to hear the word Jew used as a verb. Imagine! Jew-as-verb in a major American feature film! Maybe Harvey Weinstein allowed it because Spike Lee had recently complained that Weinstein would never let “kike” be used in his films as he does “nigger.”

-Joey Kurtzman (

Posted by JEWCY | March 2, 2007 12:47 PM

So that means that black people can't say it anymore either? What about the whole 'retaking words of hate' thing? What about the recording industry - do BadBoy/DefJam/WuTang/etc have to move all of their recording studios to New Jersey to avoid running afoul of the law?

I realize it's only symbolic, but it just sounds... pandering? weak? Are they going to re-ban Huck Finn? I don't get politics sometimes.

Posted by buffalo | March 2, 2007 12:48 PM

The N word is not derived solely out of hate and anger; that's ridiculous. It derived out of the Spanish word for "black". Councilman Comrie doesn't know what the D-word ("derive") means.

Posted by Fnarf | March 2, 2007 12:50 PM

Why would it feel ok to them to write a resolution that blatantly violates the first amendment, even if it's merely a "symbolic gesture"... then it's a symbolic bird flipped at the first amendment.

Posted by Neil | March 2, 2007 1:09 PM

With respect to allowing people to speak freely, does anyone else think the NYC Council is acting a little niggardly?

Posted by him | March 2, 2007 4:37 PM

i heard this report while driving in my car and was really surprised to hear the BBC news reporter actually say the n-word. shocked, actually.

Posted by kerri harrop | March 2, 2007 6:35 PM

The constitution says you can say any old racist douchebag thing you want.

Posted by pyrofly70 | March 2, 2007 8:58 PM

I can't believe our newspeople don't say it.

Not specifically "nigger", but any word that, within quotation marks, is a part of a news story.

Posted by Neil | March 2, 2007 9:49 PM

Spike Lee had recently complained that Weinstein would never let “kike” be used in his films as he does “nigger.”

really? I know that no major record label would be involved with artists that talk about black men the way some rappers talk about women, gays, asains, jews, etc.
Selling women is allowed to be glamorized, but not selling black people. Does this bother Spike Lee too?

Posted by joe shoom | March 2, 2007 10:14 PM

neil @11: i totally agree. i think that's why i was so shocked to hear it on the beeb.

Posted by kerri harrop | March 2, 2007 11:30 PM

Nigga, please.

Posted by Jesse | March 3, 2007 7:14 AM

Scene: Rap concert, New York City, New York

Players: New York City; Rapper

Scene 1:

Rapper: "Something something nigger, something nigger, something, nigger."

NYC: "You can't say that."

Rapper: "Can't say what?"

NYC: "The 'N' word."

Rapper: "Whatchou gone do bout it?"

NYC: "Nothing, I guess."

Rapper: "Then suck this, nigger!"

Carry on.

Posted by croydonfacelift | March 3, 2007 9:19 PM

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