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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [CLEANCOON] Let's clean Cocoon and modularize it (was: Cocoon Organization (Cocoon plugins))
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 16:23:42 GMT

Berin Loritsch wrote:
>>From: Ugo Cei [mailto:u.cei@cbim.it] 
>>
>>Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>
>><snip/>
>>
>>http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=coon
>>
>>    2.  Offensive Slang. Used as a disparaging term for a 
>>Black person.
>>
>>Quindi qualcuno potrebbe interpretare CLEANCOON come 
>>"negraccio pulito" ;-).
> 
> 
> 
> My wife, who happens to be black, has a great retort for someone
> using the term "Coon" (usually by a group of people known as
> "Red Necks" an equally derogatory term).  BTW, for those not
> familiar with the American stereotypes, the "Red Neck" is accused
> of the following:
> 
> * Intensive inbreeding (living up in those isolated mountains)
> * Not too bright or hiegenic ("I done had my bath last May!")
> * Loving guns
> * Hating people with darker hues of skin tone, or essentially any
>   other minority group.
> * Drive pickups with gun racks in the back
> 
> 
> One of these characters pulled up next to my wife when she was
> in college, calling her a "'Coon" (short for Racoon because of the
> black eyes).  Her response?  "Oh, please.  You couldn't even spell
> Coon."  He had no response.

I want to make it really clear.

I apologise if I unintendedly offended someone, it has never been my 
intention.

The term I unhappily coined came from the words Clean and Cocoon.

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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