How Do You Spell the N-Word Anyway? 5.97K Brian Moylan 08/23/10 01:57PM Filed to: Language Language dr. laura Laura Schlessinger the n word After Dr. Laura used the N-word repeatedly and subsequently quit her talk show, the Washington Post has questions about how to spell it. Capital or lowercase N? Dashes or dots? Spell it out entirely or ignore it completely? Your thoughts?