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You have got to be kidding........same ole doodoo....different day...WTF?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Mark Twain wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter." A new edition of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" will try to find out if that holds true by replacing the N-word with "slave" in an effort not to offend readers.

Twain scholar Alan Gribben, who is working with NewSouth Books in Alabama to publish a combined volume of the books, said the N-word appears 219 times in "Huck Finn" and four times in "Tom Sawyer." He said the word puts the books in danger of joining the list of literary classics that Twain once humorously defined as those "which people praise and don't read."

"It's such a shame that one word should be a barrier between a marvelous reading experience and a lot of readers," Gribben said.

Yet Twain was particular about his words. His letter in 1888 about the right word and the almost right one was "the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."

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They are also replacing Injun with something else, Native American just does not sound like a word Huck or Tom would even think about saying.




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Can you believe that crap! I heard that today on the way into work. 100% crap.

I'm sorry, but that is just how things were done back then, how the world spoke.

There was no "like" 5 times on every spoken paragraph...

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These PC bastids would screw up a one-car "slave" funeral....guess it's OK to use that word?????

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They are also replacing Injun with something else, Native American just does not sound like a word Huck or Tom would even think about saying.
Native American Joe....just don't fit "Injun Joe"

I've read both books several times.....just wouldn't be the same...maybe the originals will be collector's items...?

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Sad thing is even most blacks understand what Mark Twain was trying to convey by using that word rather than slave..

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Sad thing is even most blacks understand what Mark Twain was trying to convey by using that word rather than slave..
Very true.

And as such, it should be left exactly as he wrote it.

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Very true.

And as such, it should be left exactly as he wrote it.

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Something I always wondered.......was Tom porkin' Becky Thatcher??

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Something I always wondered.......was Tom porkin' Becky Thatcher??

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I guarantee he was trying.


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