Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 10:16:58 -0500
From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
Subject: Re: offending idioms
I am preparing a lecture on cultural sensitivity and language and
wonder if anyone can help me think of examples of idioms that are
insensitive to ethnic origin, religion, race, gender, etc. I've
thought of a few - Indian giver, Jewed him down, More bang for the
buck. Anyone think of any more - or suggest where I might find some?
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kuster[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]vax1.mankato.msus.edu
Chinese fire drill. Texas-leaguer. Welch on a bet. Welsh rabbit. Gyp.Dutch
courage. To go dutch. Jesuitical. Pontificate. There are millions of 'em.
I like to add campus ones if possible. Like dorm (to which residence hall
or student life center people strongly object)
Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu
Department of English 217-333-2392
University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321
608 South Wright Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801