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From: "Dennis Maggard" <>
Subject: Re: [Melungeon] Term for African
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 09:22:57 -0500
From: karlton douglas <>
> I am interested to know if anyone has heard the following slang term used
> describe a southern family that has colored blood, I have heard it said in
> East TN. that they, "Have a "N" in the woodpile."
> I don't like that term, but ask because I am curious if this is a local
> saying, or more widespread?
That is, or was, a widespread expression, Karlton. It was used as you
suggest and also in the more general sense of there being an unseen factor
at work in a situation.
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