Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 19:08:23 -0500
From: Daniel S Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: offending idioms
On Mon, 17 Oct 1994, Judy Kuster wrote:
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
Overheard a couple years ago in a local thrift shop ("local=MPLS): "He
tried to Christian me down. I can't say he tried to Jew me down, because
he told me he was the treasurer of his synagogue."
Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]maroon.tc.umn.edu