bits of dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #734

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Wed Nov 5 23:31:18 EST 2003

> I'm intrigued, Sally.  That's usually a language thing Americans make
> (eg calling a black Englishman "African American").  Is the term used
> that often in the wild southlands where you are?

Nope. We don't have any people of that descent in Tasmania, and I've never
seen one in outer Aus, either. Therefore I use the term the USAers seem to
prefer themselves.

In the old days, I would have said "Negro", but I understand that's not
acceptable now.


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