The N-Word is a euphemism for the word "nigger." It is a terrible thing to call anybody, especially black people. Louis C.K. sometimes uses the word in his act, because it's just a word that makes him laugh. Like AIDS.
Please note, Wikia prohibits the word "nigger" being the title of an article. That's why we're left with "The N-Word"
|“||Everybody has different words that offend them, different things that they hear that they get offended by... To me, the thing that offends me the most, is every time that I hear "the N-word." Not "nigger" by the way. I mean "the N-word." Literally, whenever a white lady on CNN with nice hair says, "The N-word," that’s just white people getting away with saying "nigger," that’s all that is. They found a way to say "nigger." "N-word!" It’s bullshit 'cause when you say "the N-word" you put the word "nigger" in the listeners head. That’s what saying a word is. You say "the N-word" and I go "Oh, she means 'nigger'." Your making me say it in my head! Why don’t you fuckin' say it instead and take responsibility, with the shitty words you wanna say. Just say it, don’t hide behind the first letter like a faggot just say it. Say "nigger" you stupid cunt!||”|
The origin of the word, with Patrice O'Neal on Opie and AnthonyEdit
|“||You know where "nigger" came from, originally? There was some black guy being a nigger, and so they called him a "nigger"! He was being a real nigger, so they said, "What a nigger!" and that's how it started!||”|
From Talking FunnyEdit
|“|| Louis C.K.: (pointing to himself and Rock) "We say "nigger" on stage, you guys don't."|
Gervais: "We can pair up different ways, but that's definitely a pairing."
L.C.K.: (pointing to himself and Gervais) "You and me say 'nigger' in private, these two guys don't."
From Louie S02E05 "Country Drive"Edit
|“||And I picked Tom Sawyer, not Huckleberry Finn because Tom Sawyer is a nice kid; he goes to school, he goes to church, lives with his aunt. Huckleberry Finn is a dirty little homeless, little white trash creep. And the main problem is he won't stop saying "nigger"! I mean 40 times a page. I can't sit on my daughter's bed and just say "nigger" all night, and then put her to sleep. I just ain't gonna do that.||”|
Discussing Huck Finn on Opie and Anthony, 1/5/2011Edit
|“||There's nothing more ignorant than thinking you're fixing anything by taking Nigger Jim out of Huck Finn. [...] It's like pretending he wasn't a slave. It would be like rewriting the story and saying Jim was an employee of the Home Depot who wasn't paid much and he was thinking of getting another job, but Home Depot's contracts are very strict, so Huck Finn had to help him get a job at Ikea. No he was a fucking slave who was whipped, and his name was Nigger Jim—that's how bad his life was. [...] This guy's life is so bad he actually has to say "Hi, my name is Nigger Jim." He actually has to answer to Nigger Jim.||”|
Using the wordEdit
|“||I sometime say terrible things 'cause it's funny to me. It just makes me laugh to say "AIDS..." I know, it's childish right? And the word "nigger" just makes me laugh. It just does. And it's a terrible word and I think that all of us, all of us that use it ironically and think that we're being not racist are fooling ourselves. Because say it to a black guy with your little "goatee irony" and see how funny he thinks that shit is. It's cowardly, and I'm definitely a part of that cowardice. 'Cause it's just so awful, that it makes me laugh to say it copiously.||”|