Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 22:08:09 -0700 From: Anton Sherwood Subject: the dictionary of stereotypes > From: vitale[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Subject: Request for ethnic terms > > There is a "linguistics" issue which readers of this discussion group > could probably help me with. I'm writing a dictionary and some papers > on the lexicalization of ethnic expressions. I began working on this > 14 years ago. I've been collecting some ethnic expressions such as > Mexican Standoff, Dutch Courage, Chinese Firedrill, French Fries, > Swedish Ivy, etc. > > I have a large number of these words and phrases (450pp single-spaced) > but the number of languages is small relative to the number of major > languages (approx. 6500) spoken in the world today. > > If you or friends and colleagues who are native speakers of or > specialists in various languages can think of any, I'd appreciate a > list of these.