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Earlier this week MSNBC was talking with a guy named Niger Innis when whoever typed his name into an on-screen graphic made a little <a href="http://www.tvbarn.com/2002/ninnis.html" target="_blank">spelling mistake</a>. MSNBC <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/2002-02-07/New_York_Now/Television/a-140510.asp" target="_blank">apologized profusely</a>. Whoops.
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post #2 of 26
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Now that's funny.
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post #3 of 26
Man, pretty embarrassing.

If I was the guy typing the text for this guy's name, about to put it on the air, I'd be thinking "don't spell this wrong.... don't spell this wrong.... don't spell this wrong.... only one G.... only one g....."
post #4 of 26
I've seen Niger on PI a few times. If I can remember right he's black and a conservative. I always thought damn, as a black man with the name "Niger" he sure must have encountered a lot of racial epithets in his life and yet, he didn't fall into the victim mentality.

Of course, there's a lot of successful people who have overcome their names... Dick Butkiss, Dick Trickle...

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post #5 of 26
It was easy for Dick Butkus because he could smash your face into 4 pieces if you said anything to him.

I know a musician named Richard Bone.
post #6 of 26
Gee...you'd think Niger would have seen that on the monitors and said; YO MOFO! It's NIGER not NIGGER! DAMN!
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post #7 of 26
With a spelling like that you have to expect mistakes.

This quote is great though.

[quote]Innis appeared to take the mistake in stride.

"Oh, God, I thought you guys thought I was a rapper or something," Innis told Jarrett. "Media bias continues - just kidding. It's not the first time it's happened, but hopefully it's the last."<hr></blockquote>
post #8 of 26
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>With a spelling like that you have to expect mistakes. </strong><hr></blockquote>

How often do you see networks screw up people's names -- even dumbed-down excuses for news channels like MSNBC? I rarely do.

I take the position that it probably would've been LESS likely for someone to screw this name up, as sizzlechest said. If you're working at MSNBC, typing the name up to appear on the screen, I'd imagine it would catch your eye when you saw it in print (or whatever you were copying it from), and you'd double-check it to make sure of the spelling.

I dunno . . . I can't totally discount the "somebody's subconscious feelings are creeping through" theory.

Then again, I'm more troubled by the fact that he's a "Republican consultant." UGH.
post #9 of 26
People **** up my last name all the time. They leave the "H" off.
post #10 of 26
they probably use MS Word to type out their crap, and it auto corrected it to "nigger"

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I wonder if the person who made that typo got fired.....
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post #13 of 26
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post #14 of 26
I dont know...

If I was the person who read that off a teleprompter... and I saw "niger Innis"... a "Red Flag" would go up and I would say "NiJer Innis"...

Just in case...

Maybe thats just me...

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post #15 of 26
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>People **** up my last name all the time. They leave the "H" off.</strong><hr></blockquote>

So they just call you "Scott ." ?
post #16 of 26
My best friend had a principal in Cherry Hill NJ when he was in middle school named "Richard Head". I had a Professor named "Richard Kuntz". He preferred being called "Dick" too
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post #17 of 26
You're full of crap. There's no way anyone would give their kids names like that.
post #18 of 26
Acress Lara Flyn Boyle's Aunt's last name is NEGRO. (She's white).

I used to work with her at Ameritech in Chicago.
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[quote]Originally posted by JRC:
<strong>Acress Lara Flyn Boyle's Aunt's last name is NEGRO. (She's white).

I used to work with her at Ameritech in Chicago.</strong><hr></blockquote>

There's nothing wrong with the work Negro...it's Spanish for Black. In Francais it would be Noir.
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post #20 of 26
actually, a friend of mine has an interesting last name. it's not so bad for him, his first name is Soc, last name Dong.

'course, that didn't go over as well for his brother Harry......

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post #21 of 26
One of my co-workers last names is Dick, and I was telling him I thought it would be funny if his parents had named him "Chokinonna."

He didn't think was so funny.

So I asked him "What about 'Mouthfulla'?" and he didn't think that was to amusing either.
post #22 of 26
[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>they probably use MS Word to type out their crap, and it auto corrected it to "nigger" </strong><hr></blockquote>

Stuff like that has happened before in my presence. Never quite so, uh, distasteful though.
post #23 of 26
Not as bad as Mike Hunt.
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[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>People **** up my last name all the time. They leave the "H" off.</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's ironic. People are constantly adding an "H" to the beginning of my name, which starts with "O".
post #26 of 26
so tonton, your real name sounds like "ore"?

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