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Coon's age

Posted by Allen Watson on September 30, 2000

The phrase in the subject is in the database as to meaning, but not origin. Is it referring to the age of a racoon, and if so, why? Are racoons long-lived? Or, is it a use of the disparaging term for black persons, and therefore to be avoided?