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Thu., June 1, 2006, 1:27 p.m.

Ah’m Your Huckleberry

First, you should know some of the definitions for "jungle fever" from the Urban dictionary, including an addiction to Cocaine; a white person dating a person of color; an inter-racial relationship, namely between a white person and a black person; when a non-black person is atracted sexually to black people. (Originally it was used for when a white woman dates black men, but now it could refer to a white man who thinks black women are hot and wants to date them.) Stevie Wonder sang about black man/white woman love: "She's gon black guy crazy/He's gone white girl hazy/They got jungle fever." The Urban Dictionary also mentions that Spike Lee made "Jungle Fever" into a movie starring Wesley Snipes, but it's still an insult to use the word.

Question: What definition was the Excel Foundation using when they choose the theme "Jungle Fever" for their annual fund-raiser at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Sept. 23.

Hat Tip: Taryn Brodwater

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.