Interested in Language
In the article "Don't Tase Me, Bro" Tops '07 memorable quote list,
it says that Don Imus (radio host in America) lost his job due to a racial slur.
Shock jock Don Imus comments about the Rutgers University women's basketball team: "That's some nappy-headed hos there," was fourth.I understand 'ho' means 'whore', but I don't know 'nappy-headed'. I looked up the meaning of 'nappy' and it say on The Free Dictionary site:
adj. nap·pi·er, nap·pi·est 1. Having a nap; fuzzy: a nappy carpetSince black people have curly hair, is Don Imus' comment racial because this means he is calling the players 'black whores' or something like that?
2. Often Offensive Tightly curled or coiled. Used of hair.
OK. Thank you riquecohen for your response. :)
Why would he call them 'ho'? Perhaps he supports other team and vents his feelings for this team?
Sometimes I read people being called 'lucky bastard'. There people don't seem to object being called a bastard.
You need to ask Don Imus why he said it. We can't answer that. It is universally objectionable to be called a 'ho.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Thank you riquecohen.