Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 10:16:58 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: offending idioms >I am preparing a lecture on cultural sensitivity and language and >wonder if anyone can help me think of examples of idioms that are >insensitive to ethnic origin, religion, race, gender, etc. I've >thought of a few - Indian giver, Jewed him down, More bang for the >buck. Anyone think of any more - or suggest where I might find some? >Thanks for any suggestions. >Judy >Kuster[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Chinese fire drill. Texas-leaguer. Welch on a bet. Welsh rabbit. Gyp.Dutch courage. To go dutch. Jesuitical. Pontificate. There are millions of 'em. I like to add campus ones if possible. Like dorm (to which residence hall or student life center people strongly object) Dennis -- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801