Nig-nog, and insults

Roger Burton West roger at firedrake.org
Thu Nov 6 10:21:16 EST 2003


On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 03:09:31PM +0000, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:

>(can get dodgy, indeed, because if I am not told by the
>person where s/he comes from I don't see how I am to tell someone Indian
>from someone Pakistani, and I worry about "Asian" because surely that ought
>to include the Chinese and Japanese too, who are [a] not the same as each
>other and [b] not the same as someone from Ceylon...)

"Subcontinental" works for me.

>Why is 'negro' not allowable any more?  Is it derogatory?

Some people claimed that it was derogatory. With what validity, I do not
care to comment.

Roger
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