Rhymes with “bigger”: … irritates like nobody’s business. Folks can argue all they like about the silliness of giving the word (or any one word) too much power or significance. They’ll still be wrong. The one place I ease up on its use is art (A Tribe Called Quest’s “Sucka N—-“ and Mos Def’s “Mr. N—-“ — talked about by Josh once upon a time).