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SOLOMON, KS—Awakening to the lonely howl of a distant coyote early Tuesday morning, C.J. Hoppel climbs into his 18-wheeler and sets off westward across a barren stretch of unbroken prairie, the whipping wind his only companion as he pulls a rig full of Entenmann's baked goods and snack cakes across the plains.

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New 'Huckleberry Finn' Edited For Language

A new edition of the Mark Twain classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, forthcoming next month from NewSouth Books, will replace every use of the word "nigger" with the word "slave." What do you think?

  • "In my classroom, we replace every use of the word ‘slave’ with ‘nigger.’ The only reason I haven't been fired is because no one wants to be a teacher."

    Quentin King
    Teacher
  • "Oh, please. I thought of that years ago when I took a ballpoint pen and replaced every instance of the word ‘rape’ in The Color Purple with ‘unfortunate sexual happening.’”

    Victor Duprix
    Hair Stylist
  • "Wait, is that what that word means? I've been using it all wrong."

    Sara Graham
    Dental Receptionist
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