Thursday, January 31, 2008

Niggardly Canadians

National Post [Canada]
24 January 2008

In the U.S. south, is Canadian a new racial slur?

Graeme Hamilton, National Post

[...] "Canadian" has apparently become a code word for blacks among American racists. [...]

National Post [Canada]
30 January 2008


The 'N' & 'C' words

While visiting in Florida last spring, our niece informed us that people in the service industry there don't like Canadians because they are known as bad tippers. It is possible that someone had made a comment about a niggardly tip from a Canadian customer and, since Southerners can be assumed to meet the North American average as poor spellers, "Canadian" became a code for the N-word.

Bruce R. Barlow, Nanaimo, B.C.