I say it often; and I mean it.
I say it sometimes; and I mean it
I say in infrequently; and I mean it
I say it often; but in a joking manner
I say it sometimes; but in a joking manner
I say it infrequently; but in a joking manner
It spontaneous/ Never know when I may say it
I never say it
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
I will say it was 2 white guys who had to be held back from kicking the ass of the guy who called the guy he was pissed that. I will also admit that I do react, though I try and contain it.
when this song came out, the PC left went nuts even though Patti Smith was hardly a conservative. She of course was as progressive as they came once being the lover of bisexual artist Robert Mapplethorpe (RIP-AIDS) and later the wife of MC-5 guitarist (the MC-5 was allied with the black panther party)
reactionary politically correct dweebs couldn't figure out that Patti was saying that "nigger" meant outcast and there was nothing racially derogatory about what she sang about.
so CONTEXT is everything. I remember as a 18 year old walking into an Italian-American shop in New Haven and watching a 70 something shopkeeper chasing out a would be shoplifter and looking at me saying "god damn niggers steal like crazy" now that certainly was derogatory. On the other hand I remember playing a pick up game a couple months later and dunking on one of my black buddies and that night hearing from another guy (hispanic black) laughing over the "white dude from ohio dunking on a couple of the niggers" far different meaning.
and I also have seen the term used as a general term of contempt from even black cops
When I was in the military I had a buddy of mine who was in line at the chow hall. A short black GI walked up and moved right in front of him in line. My buddy's first reaction was to bark out "Hey little nigger, the line forms back there."
The black GI immediately turned around to face my buddy and say "What you call me?" He then looked over at a nearby table where sat another black GI over 6 feet tall and fairly built.
He went over to the sitting GI and said,"Did you just hear what that white guy called me, he called me a nigger."
My buddy thought "oh here we go".
But to everyone's surprise the sitting GI looked up at him and said, "Well, maybe you are a nigger." The little black GI muttered to himself and went to the back of the line.
My buddy got his tray and came out and sat next to the black sitting GI. They had a good chat and laugh.