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Re: Of Mountains, Molehills and Spherical Objects

Didn't Dan ask us to drop this subject, David?  What's your point?

David Boyd wrote:

> (First QLister in accusatory tone :)
> "Racist Slang ?"
> (Second QLister, smiling smugly :)
> "No, *Japaneesers*  !  .......the words with the less offensive centres !!"
> Cue Health Warning (in very small print)
> 'Japaneesers can help with commonsense loss only as part of a politically
> correctly controlled diet.
> Before embarking on any commonsense reduction program, you are advised to
> consult any Adviser you like provided they are not from the Real World.'
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carey Lyn <gsi05580@gsaix2.cc.gasou.edu>
> To: Gary Bracken <gbracken@dimensional.com>
> Cc: Arun Rao <rao@pixar.com>; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> Date: 19 March 1998 22:14
> Subject: Re: Racist Slang
> >
> >I know the term "Jap" was used by mistake and without slanderous
> >intensions so this is not another slam.  With all due respect to Arun,
> >even if he is not offended by this term,  that doesn't mean that another
> >Japaneese, a part Japaneese, or even a person who is not at all Japaneese
> >wouldn't be affended by this term.  Not all people of the same race think
> >the same way about everything so that's why we should be more aware of
> >what we say. Also I think past history makes us question the intent of
> >some things said.
> >
> >See Ya!
> >Carey Lyn
> >