"ese" suffix insulting/racist?
avgilbert at PRODIGY.NET
Tue Apr 8 23:25:41 UTC 2003
> On the contrary, I hear "Chineece" and "Japaneece" a lot! It always
> strikes me as an affectation of some sort--spelling pronunciation, maybe??
> I don't remember hearing "Portugueece." And I'm sure I've never heard
> "journaleece" or "bureaucrateece."
Where and in what context have you heard "Chineece" and "Japaneece"? I'm
curious, because the only person I ever heard talking this way(and it was
*very* consistent)was my father. And I suspect he "picked it up" from
somewhere and "adopted" it for reasons of his own.
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