Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Feb 9 18:44:21 UTC 2000

Is it actually intended as "Austria + racism" (referring to Joerg Haider's
tendencies) and pronounced accordingly, or is it a pun on "ostracism,"
referring to other countries' treatment of Austria after Haider's party
entered the government?  The quote doesn't provide enough context to tell.

--On Wed, Feb 9, 2000 1:06 PM +0000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    From the latest NEW YORK PRESS (, John O'Sullivan's
>    column, pg. 1, col. 8:
>    Although the threat of "Austracism" failed in its main aim...
>    Austracism.  Austria + racism.
>    I like it.  However, a Dow Jones check shows no other hits.  It's new.
>    If you like it, pass it on.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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