Date: Mon, 17 Oct 1994 19:08:23 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Re: offending idioms On Mon, 17 Oct 1994, Judy Kuster wrote: > 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] > Overheard a couple years ago in a local thrift shop ("local=MPLS): "He tried to Christian me down. I can't say he tried to Jew me down, because he told me he was the treasurer of his synagogue." Dan Goodman dsg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]