Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:04:35 -0800 From: Gail Stygall Subject: Re: PC Dictionaries? Maybe the lexicographers among us can answer this question. Why are the racial and ethnic epithets found in all the dicitionaires defined as a *person* rather than as *racial and ethnic epithets*? Isn't that what's being objected to here? Is there some semantic rule that requires the definition to be person rather than epithet? Gail ______________________________________________________________________________ Gail Stygall (206) 543-2190 Director, Expository Writing Program Editor, _CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric_ English, Box 354330, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4330 ______________________________________________________________________________