New Ethnic Term

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 30 00:51:47 UTC 2002

At 5:25 PM -0700 5/29/02, Towse wrote:
>  >
>>  So, 'arabe' became 'abe-ar' became 'beur.'
>>  Further surfing shows the 'beur' tag attached to the bicultural
>>  younger set that is both Arab and French but neither Arab nor
>>  French.
>... and further surfing shows 'beur' for Arab being common enough
>in 1994 to be discussed on the LINGUIST list in a discussion of

Is it relevant to anything that this ethnoterm would appear to be a
homophone with "beurre" 'butter'?

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