Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:57:41 -0600

From: Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU

Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries?

See relevant articles in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Trib. The NAACP has

taken up the cause and there is groundswell. M-W has put out a press release.


At 02:28 PM 10/27/97 +0000, you wrote:

CNN reports on a movement to either remove the word "Nigger" from Websters

Collegiate and other dictionaries or to define it as a word used to

"oppress a group of people regardless of race."

Though the publisher is resisting, I find this a very worrysome application

of political correctness.

Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Dennis Baron, Acting Head italic phone: /italic 217-333-2390

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