Can I say the N word?

Look, obviously it’s a taboo subject to talk about, but I just want to know. Can I?

At this point, it’s been an internal debate I’ve had looming in my thoughts for years now. Can I say it? The N word. I mean what’s the big deal? It’s just a word. A word no different than I don’t know…..


Every time the debate comes up I just don’t know what side to take. Obviously the N word isn’t the nicest thing to say. Sure, they’ve suffered through years of of prejudice. Yea, plenty of people still openly hate them as humans, but I don’t, so why can’t I say it? I love n words. Yes I know they all have their own names, but it’s easier to just call the collective group the N word. And while I don’t know any of them personally, I bet if we met and hung out we’d definitely get along.

I do think I have some say in whether or not I can say it. It’s just one of those words that feels good to say. It just comes off the lips nicely. It’s naturally crisp. And it’s not like I’m saying it out of anger. I would never use it in a derogatory manner. I never intend to hurt anyone with the word. So what’s the big deal?

It makes me laugh that this is still such a touchy subject. Sure, a lot of people really don’t like them, and yea I’ll admit it took me a while to give the N word as a group a chance, but I’m glad I did, and I think I should be rewarded.  one of the most prominent arguments around saying the  N word is their music. And although I understand that a large majority of people don’t respect their music as art, there are plenty of individuals who truly identify with the messages behind the N word’s lyrics. So, me, being one of those people, why can’t I say it?

But you know what? Fuck it. I’m going to say it:


There I said it. Nickelback. Nickelback Nickelback. I like Nickelback.

Actually no, that didn’t feel right to say.

Also look back at the first few words or so of the first six paragraphs. Yea I know the photograph part was a bit cheap, but have you ever tried to start a paragraph with “photograph”?

And by the way, what the hell is on Joey’s head?

PS: I really hope people read this all the way through to the punchline of this or else, well actually I’ll probably get published on Breitbart.

“Omg did you see how he used simple misdirection to make a joke that also hinted at an underlying message concerning how problematic it is to simply replace a terrible slur with it’s first letter and think that the problem will go away? Or how he used basic wordplay to prove that words are simply linguistic vehicles used to portray meaning and emotion, and that the physical structure of the word doesn’t change what’s behind it?” – Every hot girl to their friend group group chat, as they throw their underwear in the dryer, probably.




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