... I recoiled away from the screen in horror at the word 'spook.' My grandfather still uses this word with the original racist connotation, I think because he's been told he can't say the n-word any more and he's somehow pathologically unable to say the word 'Black.' I got in Bad Trouble at one point because I couldn't figure out how to pronounce 'Kant' (the philosopher) while I was in England. Turns out the American pronunciation sounds too much like that other word. Me trying to affect a British accent made it worse, if possible.