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Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 21:26:46 -0500 (EST)

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Subject: Re: Asian and "PC"

"Asian" seems to me to be broader in scope than "Oriental" had become

before "Oriental" fell from grace.

I still refuse to use the term "PC"

until it is applied to euphemisms across the board and not

just used for

euphemisms that Pat Buchanan would sneer at. For example, why doesn't

anyone call "prolife" a "PC" term that replaced the much more accurate

"anti-abortion"? Euphemistic language games are at least as much a part

of right-wing political endeavor as of the left, but only the left takes

the hit when the term "PC" is employed. "PC" is in this sense in itself a

right-wing "PC" term.

On Tue, 12 Mar 1996, Ron Rabin wrote:

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1996 17:41:12 -0500


Subject: Asian

Has the meaning of Asian changed recently in American English?

When Oriental became no longer PC, Asian was substituted. Does Asian

now mean what Oriental used to mean whatever Asian used to mean before

this substitution?


Ron Rabin

Buffalo State College