Posted by Bruce Kahl on February 23, 2004
In Reply to: Mighty wide posted by Steve on February 23, 2004
: Somewhere along the line I heard a phrase, "that's mighty wide of you." Now, I'm probably just naive, but I only had a vague notion that this was considered crass. Then I heard someone mention that they were quite offended when they heard a white person use the phrase...the offended party was black, by the way. Or, uhh...should I say African American? Anyway, is there some deeper, more sinister meaning to this phrase, or is it cultural slang that "shouldn't" be tossed around by those of another culture? Thanks!
The phrase is "mighty white of you".
Just hate speech.
And I agree that it should not be tossed around.