A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 09, 2010

“Librul” is a mock misspelling of the word “liberal,” meant to imitate Southern speech. The spelling “librul” is often used by liberals themselves, to parody how Southerners are seemingly backward and uneducated.
“Librul” is cited in print from at least 1901, but became a popular spelling on websites and blogs since 2000.
Urban Dictionary
The name given to liberals by heavily-accented conservatives, generally those from the south.
“Dem damn libruls is anti-‘Merican. Dey don’t lack it? Well dey ken giiiiiiiittt ooouuuuutttttt!”
by One o dem libruls Jun 5, 2009
Google Books
Mrs. Green
By Evelyne Elsye Rynd  
New York, NY: Putnam
Pg. 83:
“Very comfrerble, so to speak,” said Mrs. Green, meditatively. “The Libruls is very ‘opeful, an’ so is the Conservatives, hevery one a-promisin’ for to support ‘em both, an’ a-givin’ on ‘em votes o’ confidence at hevery meetin’ mos’ kin’ an’ himpartial.”
Google Groups: rec.gardens
Newsgroups: rec.gardens
From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Bill Morgan)
Date: 2000/02/25
Subject: Re: OT How to kill
I don’t know if Victoria was having a “good time” talking about frying someone. I wouldn’t take her for a death penalty advocate. I mean, she’s always seemed like a “librul” to me.
Nobody recently has been upset about the idea of killing a tree in and of itself. The idea of destroying someone else’s personal property has, however been roundly trashed.
Funny how some people can’t see the distinction.
BTW, next to “nucular”, “librul” is the most annoying mispronunciation in current political debate.
Google Groups: soc.culture.nordic
Newsgroups: soc.culture.nordic
From: “Honest Aryan”
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 23:46:23 +0100
Local: Tues, Jun 5 2001 5:46 pm
Subject: Libruls: FAQ (1 of 1)
Q. “what is a librul?”
A. a librul is someone who asks “what is a librul?”
Google Groups: alt.radio.talk.dr-laura
Newsgroups: alt.radio.talk.dr-laura
From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Andres64)
Date: 13 Jun 2001 05:50:09 -0700
Local: Wed, Jun 13 2001 7:50 am
Subject: OT: More lies from the “libruls”...
Everybody knows that the world is going to hell in a hand basket. This is just more liberal propaganda devised to lull people into a false sense of security, so that the libruls can destroy the family.
St. Petersburg (FL) Times
Ain’t no room for liberals in Texas
We’re confident that there are well over fifty bona fide liberals in Texas. - From a recent Texas Observer editorial

By BILL MAXWELL, Times Columnist
© St. Petersburg Times
published October 24, 2002
SAN ANGELO, Texas—In most parts of the nation, the most offensive words are a select group of infamous four-letter utterances. Here in Texas, the most reviled word is a seven-letter one: LIBERAL. Or it is six letters if you pronounce it like Texans: “Librul.”
Google Books
Righteous Warrior:
Jesse Helms and the rise of modern conservatism

By William A Link
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
Pg. 71:
Jesse experienced some discouragement about the criticism—he admitted to friends that the

prompted a regular “battering” from what Helms and his friends liked to call “libruls”—but he wrote that things were “not as bad as I had imagined” and that he was “picking up some friends along the way.”

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