Monday, November 23, 2009

Durn Fererner (Darn Foreigner)!!

Seems that Canadian is the new "N-word" in Texas (HT to Jacob L for the link).  Apparently, one prosecutor was commenting to another one (via email, oops) that he managed to navigate a tough jury due to the Canadians on it.  Canadian may have been used as a codeword for African-American.
In his own defense, Trent said he honestly thought there had been Canadians on the jury and did not understand the negative connotation of the word.

Other interpretations do not make any sense, since Canadians cannot serve on American juries unless they are American citizens (no jury duty for me in Canada!) and it would be unlikely that there would be more than one in any case. 

So, if anyone is still wondering why I left Texas for Quebec, it may be because I am a Canadian sympathizer!?

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