Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 11:41:21 -0500 From: Ronald Butters 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: >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? >Ideas? >Ron Rabin >Buffalo State College