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Jon Stewart’s Guide to the 100 Other Places in the U.S. Named ‘Niggerhead’
Gawker ^ | October 4, 2011 | Matt Cherette

Posted on 10/04/2011 9:37:40 PM PDT by lbryce

The revelation yesterday that a West Texas hunting camp used by the family of Rick Perry was named "Niggerhead" drew widespread outrage. The name is terribly offensive, of course, but is it also rare? That was the question on Jon Stewart's mind tonight during a Daily Show segment featuring Wyatt Cenac "on location" near New York's recently renamed "Nigger Lake."

Related: New York State Gets Around to Renaming "Nigger Lake"

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It just goes to illustrate the hullabaloo about Rick Perry and the hunting camp used by his family named "Niggerhead" was much ado about nothing. Notice the segment was televised live from "Nigger Lake. Would make a great location to hold the next KKK regional convention.
1 posted on 10/04/2011 9:37:51 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

This is the plant which grows in TX, OK, and KS and which we grew up calling "niggerhead" 60 years ago.

I'd be willing to bet that Perry's hunting lease was named after this prolific plant. This picture is from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

2 posted on 10/04/2011 9:47:42 PM PDT by Texan
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To: lbryce

maybe this will enable us all to get over the whole nigger thing once and for all.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 9:52:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: Texan
This is the plant which grows in TX, OK, and KS and which we grew up calling "niggerhead" 60 years ago.

And what do you call them today?

4 posted on 10/04/2011 9:55:11 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: Texan

That plant was called that my whole life growing up in Kansas...The whole Perry story is right out of the Onion...


5 posted on 10/04/2011 9:57:15 PM PDT by lawnguy (The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil-Cicero)
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To: Texan
Black eyed Susan

The "niggerhead" name apparently refers to the seed head once the petals are gone.

6 posted on 10/04/2011 10:03:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: lbryce
I demand reparations!


7 posted on 10/04/2011 10:05:31 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: lbryce

The only time in my life I ever heard the word “niggerhead” was years ago in reference to some big rocks in a field. Sounds like this is the case at Perry’s hunting camp,also.

How come nobody has mentioned Brazil nuts?


8 posted on 10/04/2011 10:06:53 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

What does everyone call brazil nuts? We call them niggertoes...even my black friends call them that.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 10:07:20 PM PDT by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics.)
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To: lbryce

I think it is funny that the phony hit piece on Perry from our friends at WaPo is now a laughingstock. These names are everywhere and to numerous to list. No one cares.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 10:16:37 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: doc1019

I call them the same name.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT by Texan
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To: lbryce

negerkusse - name of a cookie they had at the German markets in the early 70’s (seen as a SP4 in the 14th Cav)
although this means “Negro’s kiss” not “Negro’s head”


12 posted on 10/04/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The "niggerhead" name apparently refers to the seed head once the petals are gone.

I've never heard the "blackeyed susan" called a "niggerhead" and remember it as a separate plant. Plus the scientific names are different:

Blackeyed Susan - rudbeckia hirta var. agnustifolia

Niggerhead - Asteraceae Gaillardia suavis

13 posted on 10/04/2011 10:45:27 PM PDT by Texan
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To: RitchieAprile
negerkusse - name of a cookie they had at the German markets in the early 70’s (seen as a SP4 in the 14th Cav) although this means “Negro’s kiss” not “Negro’s head”

To quote an American general from WW2: Nüsse!

Go Herman!

14 posted on 10/04/2011 10:45:55 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

Brazil Toes


15 posted on 10/04/2011 10:48:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: lbryce
I repaired electronics on fishing boats in San Diego in the late 70s. One common piece of equipment on a tuna seiner is a hydraulically driven capstan that provides assistance for pulling up a heavy load using rope wrapped around the capstan. Most boats had a 5 inch version amidships. It was black. The colloquial name for it was "niggerhead".

One afternoon I was sent to fix the VHF radio antenna for the Nuttall Styris company in downtown San Diego. As I was wrapping up, a fisherman came to the parts counter. He needed a new niggerhead for his boat. A black salesman came to the counter to serve him. The poor guy stammered and tried every way imaginable to ask for the product without using the colloquial name. Finally, the salesman exclaimed, "Oh, you want a niggerhead". The fisherman looked very relieved. He simply couldn't bring himself to use the phrase. BTW, the fisherman was white.

A similar situation occurred some weeks later at the office. We had cans of small diameter rope soaked in gooey asphalt for the purpose of sealing deck flanges. The common term for the product at the office was "monkey shit". Somebody took the last can from the stockroom and left the purchasing agent flummoxed. I need to order 10 cans of "monkey shit", but I have no idea what the real name is.".

16 posted on 10/04/2011 11:10:51 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: lbryce
And who can ever forget the infamous faux pas from MSNBC?


17 posted on 10/04/2011 11:11:46 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: lbryce

niggerhead oysters, very famous for the beautiful bright graphics on the label. For lovers of things vintage. GRAPHICS on the label. :)


18 posted on 10/04/2011 11:22:53 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Here it is with the petals. They are sparce and don't last long leaving a ball which is rock hard. You can see how it got it's common name. My research says they are "fragrant" but I don't remember them having any smell.

19 posted on 10/04/2011 11:35:07 PM PDT by Texan
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To: VeniVidiVici

Yes, I remember the incident quite clearly. Adding an extra “g” to Niger’s name was no mere accident.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 11:36:00 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: runninglips

That is what I always called them as well. I am from Texas and my husband who is from California also called them that


21 posted on 10/04/2011 11:41:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: lbryce

It’s ok—it’s in NY. They’re much more enlightened up there.


22 posted on 10/04/2011 11:58:09 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Texan

Reading through this thread made me laugh. I have those flowers in my yard. I had no idea my garden was racist, and that the n word was so commonly used.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 12:09:42 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: cynwoody

OT, but you just reminded me that the upcoming Christmas season requires some pfeffernüsse. Yum!


24 posted on 10/05/2011 12:30:13 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lbryce
ooops
25 posted on 10/05/2011 12:47:58 AM PDT by Post5203 (Our political class have sullied a good man's name...Washington)
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To: lbryce
I grew up in New York, born in 1950, and the word was pretty much verboten in polite society and in Catholic school schoolyards. Of course we did have the word melanzana, which sort of meant the same thing.
26 posted on 10/05/2011 3:28:41 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

means eggplant in italian - not sure on the spelling or correct pronunciation


27 posted on 10/05/2011 3:35:15 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Revelation 911

Think about it. In context.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 3:39:32 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: lbryce

I used to swim at Nigger Beach in Lee County, Florida. It was on the left just before the causeway leading to Sanibel Island.


29 posted on 10/05/2011 3:55:13 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Ʋ)
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To: lbryce

Here in the UK the word ‘Nigger’ was commonly used, particularly by older folks up until quite recently. My grandmother was the sweetest, kindest old lady you could wish to meet and would regularly use the term ‘Nigger Brown’ to describe a colour without the slightest intention to offend.

Likewise in films of the forties and fifties:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgePEO7GUtE

I once saw a bar called “Limey’s” in the US so as you can imagine I was outraged and demanded it was immediately renamed “White Anglo-saxon Celtics” bar. . . . . :D


30 posted on 10/05/2011 4:01:52 AM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: lbryce

This story is nothing but fecal waste.

The Democrats know about fecal waste.

The more you stir it the worse it stinks. So they keep stirring.

Typical Democrat stunt, to have a racist in the White House and accuse someone else of being racist.


31 posted on 10/05/2011 4:24:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Lazlo in PA
These names are everywhere and to numerous to list.

And other similar words as well. For instance, iirc several years back it was noted various places that "squaw" doesn't refer to a female Indian, but rather to the physiology that makes female Indians female. In a highly derogatory way too, basically "squaw" amounts to "c*nt" or "tw@t" when translated properly.
32 posted on 10/05/2011 4:34:21 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Texan
Why would this plant have a name like that?
33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:02:21 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Myrddin
"...but I have no idea what the real name is." Caulking.
34 posted on 10/05/2011 5:06:49 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Texan

You know, some folks have Proutian moments biting into a beloved cookie. Others, it’s thinking back on the many usages of the word nigger.

Kinda brings a tear to my eye.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 5:44:23 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: lbryce
Lest anyone think that Stewart has moderated, in the same episode he took off after Fox news again. Link
36 posted on 10/05/2011 5:50:15 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: SoJoCo

It is out of character for him to come out on the side of Republicans, ridicule, impugn the Democrats on any issue as he did here. I suspect “Nigger Lake” was too good of a story to ignore, conjured up the Guide to the 100 Other Places in the U.S. Named ‘Niggerhead’ as a segway into the story.


37 posted on 10/05/2011 6:01:30 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

But also note that he finished by taking on his favorite target, Gretchen Carlson, and making her out to be a hypocritical airhead again. Not that she doesn’t provide him with the ammunition.


38 posted on 10/05/2011 6:08:06 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: catbertz

What was your name for them?


39 posted on 10/05/2011 6:23:17 AM PDT by Texan
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To: miss marmelstein
Others, it’s thinking back on the many usages of the word nigger. Kinda brings a tear to my eye.

Do I detect sarcasm?

For me it's not the many usages of the word but the memories of pulling these plants and playing a game of chase with my brothers as we tried to bonk each other on the head.

We were blessed to have had a happy childhood.

40 posted on 10/05/2011 6:45:29 AM PDT by Texan
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To: lbryce

I am very proud to be niggardly and I am hopefull that it will lead to my ability to bring much gayness to others.


41 posted on 10/05/2011 7:24:47 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Texan

Yes, that was sarcasm.

Proust’s madelaine, Freeper Texans’ niggerheads and nigger oysters.

Both quite delightful, I’m sure.


42 posted on 10/05/2011 9:57:13 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Ladysforest

“niggerhead oysters, very famous for the beautiful bright graphics on the label. For lovers of things vintage. GRAPHICS on the label. :)”

I was about to post about those. I consumed many cans of that stuff back in the early 1960’s. The graphic was no more offensive than Aunt Jemima or the negro cook on Creme of Wheat boxes.


43 posted on 10/05/2011 12:50:43 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: lbryce

I grew up going to Sambo’s to eat. I still have the book Little Black Sambo’s. Never even thought of racism as a kid.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 3:13:24 PM PDT by goseminoles
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