Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
And in country too…
Which is why I was taken aback when I learned that some in the U.S. use “Canadian” as a disguised slur to refer to Blacks — as code for the ‘n’ word, in effect. As is common on the web I learned this fourth hand, and traced the story back from the Language Log, to Defending People, the Art and Science of Criminal Defense Trial Lawyering, which had a brief post about a memo from the Harris County (Texas) . . . [more]