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The N bomb.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Basically went to an R&B night at a well known club in a well known city in the UK.

    Being a child of the Eighties/Nineties, I was rather shocked to hear how many N bombs the lyrics contained! Now of course I am not naïve and am well aware that since the Eighties sections of the 'black community' (I hope this is the correct and non-racist term!) have 'owned' the term as a word of endearment etc. However. frankly there were more N bombs than a bloody Tarantino film!

    What are peoples views of this? How do teachers and school staff deal with the use of the N bomb if it is used 'within' the black community?

    Of course I accept that this is a very 'eggshelly' topic but with modern music and its lyrics it must be an issue!
     
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    There seems to be a distinction between the N-bomb ending with '-er' and the N-bomb ending with '-a'. However, use of the word is also based on skin colour. If you are non-white you can use it, if you are white you cannot use it.

    Personally, it's just a silly word, used by silly people who want to either offend or appear cool to their 'street' mates.
     
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    As a related aside, one of my favourite Viz letters:

    How come rap artist Dr. Dre can use the 'N' word on his multi-million selling albums and win a MOBO award, yet when I used it at my son's football match I was asked to leave the park? Once again, it's one law for the rich and another for the poor.
    Reg Ashcroft, Bradford
     
  4. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    As a related aside, one of my favourite Viz letters:

    How come rap artist Dr. Dre can use the 'N' word on his multi-million selling albums and win a MOBO award, yet when I used it at my son's football match I was asked to leave the park? Once again, it's one law for the rich and another for the poor.
    Reg Ashcroft, Bradford

    Sorry for such a Noughties meme but LOL!
     
  5. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    As another related aside...

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  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Context is all.
     
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Presumably you refer to the drug 2-(4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N-[(2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]ethanamine rather than the Neutron Bomb Enhanced Radiation Weapon.

    Personally I should like to gather all the users of (and singers/rappers about) the former together in an isolated place and introduce them to the latter.
     
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