Date: Thu, 20 Oct 1994 11:17:13 -0700 From: ctlntt[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU Subject: Re: offending idioms On Wed, 19 Oct 1994 jakidd01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE][AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU wrote: > > Judy, > > I cannot think of any idioms at this time but I think the "How > many Pollocks does it take..." jokes are extremely insensitive and > would be a good example to use in this type of lecture. > > Hope I helped! > ----------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------- POLLOCK : ALSO POLLACK :A marine food fish, _Pollachius virens_, of northern Atlantic waters. [Scottish podlok.] POLLOCK, Jackson. 1912-1956. American artist; a leader of the abstract expressionist school. POLACK: 1. Obsolete. A native of Poland; a Pole. 2. Slang. A person of Polish descent or birth. An offensive term used derogatorily. [Polish Polak...] SPELLING: ... b. The art or study of orthography. . . . (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition)