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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-word] knocking, or of the [n-word] chaser> thank you

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

[N-word]-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-word] chasing would be along the same lines. Isn't that god-awful.