[Ads-l] Query concerning the removal of "French" from "French horn" (2nd try)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 24 12:01:22 UTC 2015


> by ordinary, everyday Americans

No. There used to be the "colored races," but that was pointy-head talk.

GB has an 1835: " many millions of the *colored races*, spread over the
extremely great surface of the whole torrid zone."

The writer idemtifies "the black race" as one just of them.

JL

On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 5:24 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> LH:  << I feel I should somehow have great insight into this question, but
> I don't seem to . . . >>
> WB:  D'oh!!
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