Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 22:28:19 -0700

From: Birrell Walsh birrell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US

Subject: Re: offending idioms

On Tue, 18 Oct 1994, Terry Pratt, UPEI wrote:

Dead white European male.

Terry, ya dinna understand. "Dead white European male" is PROGRESSIVE.

What is progressive cannot be insensitive, and if you think it is, you

are being DEFENSIVE.

Any questions? There will be a quiz, of course.