DUI/DWI /dwh/dwp

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 19 14:27:42 UTC 2002

yOn Sat, 19 Oct 2002, paulzjoh wrote:

> Then there are the insulting DW's
> DWH= Driving While Hispanic
> DWP= Driving While Polish

Are these really current and really insulting?  DWB 'driving while black'
is a phrase used by African-Americans and supporters to criticize racial
profiling.  I'm not quite sure what sense the terms above would make,
unless they are related to jokes taking DW in a very different direction
from the DWB term.

Fred Shapiro

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