End of ADS-L Digest - 23 Oct 1994 to 24 Oct 1994 ************************************************ There are 33 messages totalling 939 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Offending idiot 2. offending idiot (4) 3. P.S. re Offending Idioms (4) 4. offensiveness (2) 5. Distribution of positive "anymore" (3) 6. That word in the South (3) 7. go/come with (4) 8. Offensive Terms and Gender? 9. thanks for stopping! (2) 10. Distribution of positive "an 11. 40-11 12. Euphemisms 13. Consistency of Usage 14. Is "conservative" a slander word? 15. Does conservative - country club? 16. offending idioms (2) 17. This needs listened to ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 24 Oct 1994 21:17:55 PDT From: John Baugh Subject: Offending idiot REPLY TO 10/24/94 19:22 FROM ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET "American Dialect Society": Re: offending idiot I wanted to thank Peter Patrick for elevating the discussion regarding terms that are offfensive to African Americans. Having lived in the North and South (East and West) I share his concern that white Southerners not be equated with "racists." Many white Southerners are among the most progressive people I have ever met (several are active ADSers). Again, my gratitude to those who have maintained the intellectual high road on this sensitive topic. John Baugh To: ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.BITNET cc: RICKFORD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CSLI