So I just turned on the National Spelling Bee on ESPN, right? A little redheaded white kid was at the microphone and – swear to God – they asked him to spell “niggas”!
Well, it was pronounced “niggas,” but the word turned out to be “negus.” And the redheaded kid didn’t know this word. He had to guess. It was totally like that ”naggers” routine on “South Park.”
And Opie got it right, too. He looked shocked as shit! I bet that video clip will become a YouTube sensation, y’all. I know I wanna see it again… like, right now!
Speaking of negus, I’d better go back to my TV set and see if there are any still in the competition. (Rooting for the black kid in a spelling bee is like rooting for the white boy in a boxing match.)
UPDATE (06/01/07): Multi-thanks to loyal reader SJ, who found the N-word video on YouTube this morning! Here it is:
I caught about that much of it when I turned on the TV yesterday. Now I wish someone would post the lead-up to this moment, when the word was first announced and pronounced and defined, etc. I wonder if there were any sniggers amongst the audience?
UPDATE (06/02/07): As for my prediction… this vidclip is logging 10,000 views a day on YouTube. You go, Opie!
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