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Don’t be a slave to correctness

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I appreciated Kathleen Parker’s editorial on the “N-word” (Another View, Jan. 11). I certainly agree with her. The N-word was what the blacks were called in those days and (Mark) Twain didn’t mean it derogatorily. I think people are too picky. Huckleberry Finn used it like we use the word “buddy” or “pal” or “bro’.” But it’s too late, the word has been omitted from the newest edition of “Huckleberry Finn.” I feel that Finn would have been more offended at “slave.” That is really bad. Ruth Smith, Auburn