Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 13:05:14 -0400
From: Sylvia Keys skeys[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PIONEER.USPTO.GOV
Subject: Re: the dictionary of stereotypes
African Queen (female who looks good), African King
(a male who looks good)
On Fri, 6 Oct 1995, Anton Sherwood wrote:
From: vitale[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dectlk.ENET.dec.com
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.