>Your posting on y2k was not enough to convince me. It seems to me as if it
>is in big biz's best interest to anticipate any potential problems and fix
>them so they can continue running that wheel of capital across the land.
>dispute over the matter will be resolved soon enough.
>I must take issue with your use of one word in particular:
>>The technical boys ... jury rigged a computer system over the past 35
>>thinking there might be anything so niggardly as a century change to
>>come down the pike.
>"Niggardly" is a very old-fashioned word that means "grudgingly reluctant
>spend or grant" or "stingy." Because of its close association with the word
>"nigger", an extremely offensive epithet, I would avoid its use unless
>were absolutely no other word that would convey the same meaning.
>Unfortunately, the way you use it isn't even correct. I wonder what exactly
>you do mean by that word.
>I appreciate your social perspective and desire for change, yet some of
>language put up red flags for me.
>University of Nebraska-Lincoln alternative crops research technician
>Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society western organizer
>High Plains Ag Lab
>3257 Rd. 109
>Sidney, NE 69162
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