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Barney, Luke, and Kate are discussing Gordon's reaction to the book Huckleberry Finn. While Luke believes Gordon is overreacting, since no one is personally attacking him, Barney believes he is simply misinterpreting the meaning behind the word "nigger" as used in the novel. Kate, on the other hand, not only sees Gordon's point as accurate, but also believes the novel to be sexist in its portrayal of women. As Luke and Kate argue, both say things against one another in an effort to prove their point, joking with one another. When Barney asks Kate if she feels they should burn all the copies of the book, Kate calls him crude, and walks away. As she leaves, Luke notes that Kate "never has any fun," to which Barney replies that her fun comes from "sticking pins into people."

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