Thursday, January 31, 2008

Press: 'Pookie' keeps popping up in Obama's speeches - HC

'Pookie' keeps popping up in Obama's speeches - Houston Chronicle:

"'Pookie means a whole lot of different things; none of them are good,' Kevin Gray, a South Carolina writer and activist, said in March. 'Pookie's always the foil.'

To linguist and writer John McWhorter, Pookie is the kind of ghetto character played by Cedric the Entertainer or Chris Tucker in one of those Barbershop or Friday movies. In the 1960s and '70s, he would have gone by Leroy, Tyrone or Otis."


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