Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 3 03:33:35 UTC 2001

At 10:41 AM -0400 7/3/01, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
>I thought the "Italians" response was very funny, very appropriate, very
>witty. It played on the vagueness inherent in the word "entities"
>(deliberately selected to avoid any hint of the term I was looking
>for in my question) and broadened the scope of my question. It also
>acknowleged a certain social reality in some contexts.
>It certainly did not state or - in my reading - even imply that Italians
>are primarily furniture-movers, though it suggested that in some contexts,
>the people most ikely to be available to be furniture movers may be
What she said.  (And also what Frank A. said about jokes =/= slurs.)


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