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There is no evidence to support the suggestion that 'nitty-gritty' has any connection with slave ships. It probably originated in the USA as an African-American expression, but that's as near as it gets to slavery. It isn't recorded in print until the 1930s, long after slave ships had disappeared, and none of the early references make any link to slavery.

The first reference that I can find of the phrase in print is from the New York Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 3 - Musical Compositions, 1937. That lists a song titled 'That Nitty Gritty Dance' which was copyrighted by Arthur Harrington Gibbs.

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On 08/12/2021 at 16:40, Section_31 said:


Although you probably couldn't post this these days lest Oberman pops along to ram a menorah up your hoop



Isn't that the festival of HaMookah?

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53 minutes ago, General Dryness said:

When did you get standards?

When Tony’s Ma wanked me off with her calloused hands. Like a pumice stone, they were.

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