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    Does "to pop" mean to "jump"?

    Does "niggers pushin’ white folks off the sidewalks" mean "niggers show no respect to white folks"?

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    But they can’t make us pay more taxes when we’ve already paid them once.”
     “Miss Scarlett, you don’t never go to Jonesboro often and I’m glad you don’t. It ain’t no place
    for a lady these days. But if you’d been there much, you’d know there’s a mighty rough bunch of
    Scallawags and Republicans and Carpetbaggers been runnin’ things recently. They’d make you mad
    enough to pop. And then, too, niggers pushin’ white folks off the sidewalks and—”

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    Re: Does "to pop" mean to "jump"?

    Explode.

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    Re: Does "to pop" mean to "jump"?

    I hope you know that the "n-word" is now considered one of the most offensive words in English. It means that the freed slaves were literally pushing people off the sidewalks, since they no longer had to show them deference.
    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.

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