[Ads-l] politically correct geography

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 13 20:41:07 EDT 2017


> On Jun 13, 2017, at 6:51 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> We know by now that it's "East Asia" not "the Orient" and that it's vital
> to write "Kosovo" with one S, not two. If you're talking about South Korea
> (not North), the Sea of Japan is "the East Sea."  The "Persian Gulf" is now
> the "Arabian Gulf," because not only is there no longer any "Persia," an
> "Iranian Gulf" sounds like a territorial claim by the wrong side.Two
> hundred years ago the "German Ocean" became the "North Sea."
> 
> Still I was surprised to hear a UK official mention "the British Channel."
> 
> JL

Well, at least the official didn’t call it “the Sleeve”

LH

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