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terminology (was Re: S6/Subaru)

At 09:06 AM 1/4/96 -0500, Richard Davis wrote:

>nomenclature.  While the term "Jap" has not always had a positive
>connotation, I suspect he used it a shortened term for Japanese the way
>some use Ausi to describe Australians and the term Brit to describe people
>from Britain. 
>     If Psychos is of the Asian persuasion deeply offended by the term,
>then I respect his offence and take note, while I also try not to read to
>much into offhanded refrences. 

Are you saying the term has a positive connotation today?  If so, I would
ask you to rethink a few things.  Racial slurs aren't necessary here--they
cause more than a few problems somewhere--if you doubt that, go talk to
someone in the LA County Prosecutor's office.  Yes, I am of Asian descent
(how can someone be *persuaded* into an ethnic background?  you're born with
it--better like it--it's the only one you get), and I am offended by the term.
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