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Jun 9, 2012

Sawmill Niggers

How many of you from the deep south have heard the term "Sawmill Nigger"?

How many of you think it refers to a lazy black person who works in the saw mill?

After the jump is a picture of a sawmill nigger.

Not what you thought it was...  :)

Words have multiple meaning.  Use that to your advantage.

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  1. I've heard of these referred to as "steam niggers" before, since it performed brute, unskilled work with hot water vapor instead of muscle. I'm also aware of a salmon cleaning and filleting contraption that was called the "Iron Chink." Apparently there was once a trend to name machinery after the ethnic group whose labor it replaced.

    (By the way, it's always nice to stumble on a III% site when I'm looking for something entirely unrelated-- we're everywhere!)