Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:52:10 -0500
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries?
Here's the NAACP press release:
I find it striking that in all the press coverage so far--
which, in addition to what Dennis mentioned, includes a
piece on the Today show last Monday--hardly anyone had
mentioned the fact that _all_ the major college dictionaries
include "nigger," with virtually identical treatment. (I
think the Wash. Post writer alluded to this.) We haven't
gotten any additional mail or calls about the issue. Not
that I encourage the NAACP's reaction, but why is Merriam
getting singled out?
Random House Reference
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