phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Better word

Posted by DH on December 13, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Parent advisory: non-PC bad word to follow posted by ESC on December 13, 2004

: : There is a phrase in my mind that I can never use: nigger rich. It means having superficial wealth: car, clothes, etc., but not house, investments, savings. Does anyone have a similar phrase which would be more suitable for gentile society?
: : Sorry if anyone is offended. I hope this will be looked on as academic and not vulgar.

: Well, I'm stumped. I recall reading or hearing something about back in the bad old segregation days, black people in American who succeeded couldn't move on up to a better neighborhood. So instead of investing in a home, they might get a better car.

***nigger rich...=FLUSH--H-C Dict of Am Slang--DH