Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 22:08:09 -0700

From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM

Subject: the dictionary of stereotypes


Subject: Request for ethnic terms

There is a "linguistics" issue which readers of this discussion group

could probably help me with. I'm writing a dictionary and some papers

on the lexicalization of ethnic expressions. I began working on this

14 years ago. I've been collecting some ethnic expressions such as

Mexican Standoff, Dutch Courage, Chinese Firedrill, French Fries,

Swedish Ivy, etc.

I have a large number of these words and phrases (450pp single-spaced)

but the number of languages is small relative to the number of major

languages (approx. 6500) spoken in the world today.

If you or friends and colleagues who are native speakers of or

specialists in various languages can think of any, I'd appreciate a

list of these.