Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:52:10 -0500 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? > Here's the NAACP press release: I find it striking that in all the press coverage so far-- which, in addition to what Dennis mentioned, includes a piece on the Today show last Monday--hardly anyone had mentioned the fact that _all_ the major college dictionaries include "nigger," with virtually identical treatment. (I think the Wash. Post writer alluded to this.) We haven't gotten any additional mail or calls about the issue. Not that I encourage the NAACP's reaction, but why is Merriam getting singled out? Jesse Sheidlower Random House Reference