minorities and euphemisms (was: Help in retrieving old train of thought)

Mark Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Thu Aug 9 18:02:21 UTC 2001

Mai Kuha <mkuha at BSUVC.BSU.EDU> writes:

Now that you mention it, when I did a (misguided) search on "denigrate"
at google.com, it was interesting that most of the hits seemed to be about
people getting livid about how various minority groups are denigrated!

And today's paper has an article about somebody getting mad about the use
of the word "minority (group)" in this sense! It seems that they're
bothered by the meanings of 'less' or 'less important'. Bleahhh..

Sorry I can't supply a citation. I wasn't really conscious at the time.
I'll try to remember to find it tonight.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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