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by Lulu3601
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings Archive
Topic: nigger in a woodpile
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Re: nigger in a woodpile

Wikipedia gives this origin “Both the "fence" and "woodpile" variants developed about the same time in the period of 1840–50,[3] when the Underground Railroad was flourishing. The evidence is slight, but it is presumed that they were derived from actual instances of the concealment of fugitive slave...