Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 13:57:41 -0600 From: Dennis Baron Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? See relevant articles in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Trib. The NAACP has taken up the cause and there is groundswell. M-W has put out a press release. Dennis At 02:28 PM 10/27/97 +0000, you wrote: >CNN reports on a movement to either remove the word "Nigger" from Websters >Collegiate and other dictionaries or to define it as a word used to >"oppress a group of people regardless of race." > >Though the publisher is resisting, I find this a very worrysome application >of political correctness. > > >Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > > > Dennis Baron, Acting Head phone: 217-333-2390 Department of English fax: 217-333-4321 University of Illinois email: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 608 S. Wright Street Urbana, IL 61801