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Posted by ESC on October 13, 2002

In Reply to: Dirty N-word phrases.... posted by Adrian on October 13, 2002

: : Could someone tell me the origin of n*gger knocking, or of the n*gger chaser> thank you

: The now considered offensive n*gger is a variation of negro (which some people also find offensive), which means black. N*gger knocking is just alliteration.

N*gger-knocking is when people in a vehicle stick a board out the window and knock down a black person who is walking along the road. I learned that phrase while reading a biography of Janis Joplin, who grew up in Texas. I guess n*gger chasing would be along the same lines. Isn't that god-awful.