Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:04:35 -0800
From: Gail Stygall stygall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries?
Maybe the lexicographers among us can answer this question. Why are the
racial and ethnic epithets found in all the dicitionaires defined as a
*person* rather than as *racial and ethnic epithets*? Isn't that what's
being objected to here? Is there some semantic rule that requires the
definition to be person rather than epithet?
Gail Stygall stygall[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu (206) 543-2190
Director, Expository Writing Program
Editor, _CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric_
English, Box 354330, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4330