I like old timey words... 'cause, ya know, I'm old timey. It's like when I got hooked on the word 'snigger', as in "I sniggered behind his back" (alt. for snicker, c. 1706). My husband read me the riot act for using it, because it sounded too much like the 'n' word. I pouted, but I respected his wishes. I will use it in type, however, since it's easier not to mistake it for the racial slur.
I think the guy will eventually be charged. There will be political pressure leveled on the police to that effect.
Originally Posted by Fone Bone