[Ads-l] tourist

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 17 15:40:31 EDT 2017

Today in a broadcast called "When does inspiration cross the line into appropriation?” on the _q_ (http://bit.ly/2rg7d4R <http://bit.ly/2rg7d4R>, relevant section starting approx. 5:00) and hosted by Tom Power, Dorothy Ellen Palmer used the word “tourist” as follows:

… and that idea, that disabled bodies are not valid, can't be written about authentically from a tourist’s perspective.

One of the definitions for “tourist” on Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tourist <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tourist>) is:

(derogatory) One who visits a place or attends a social event out of curiosity, wanting to watch without commitment or involvement.

Somewhat close, but that still does not cover it. The definition is something like, “an (inadequately informed) out-group person who participates in an in-group activity on a temporary basis".

The online Oxford Dictionaries do not cover this meaning.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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