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Subject:RE: Pet Peeves From:cupton -at- syclone -dot- net To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Tue, 13 Mar 2007 10:17:49 -0500 (EST)
D&PS in the 50s referred to shows put on in the border towns of Mexico. I
don't need to go into any more detail, do I? I'm always amazed when I hear
the term used in a business meeting or - horrors - on TV.
(almost too old to remember)
> Everybody who makes their living using language really should take it upon
> themselves to become informed about sexist and racist language, and delete
> it from their vocabulary.
> I've recently seen "rule of thumb" and "dog and pony show" right here on
> this list. Look 'em up, and cut 'em out.
> It's the recipient who determines whether or not the message is clear --
> hurtful. When we have been informed that certain words and phrases are
> hurtful, we need to stop using them.
> Dori Green
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