From: "Anton Sherwood" <[log in to unmask]> > > Anton Sherwood scripsit: > > > That's almost as good as the South African athlete who was once > > > described by (iirc) an American television announcer as > > > "African-American". > > John Cowan wrote: > > This would be especially funny if he was of Afrikaner or British origin. > > If she were, he wouldn't have thought of calling her what he did. This actually happened. A Black (British) man was visiting the USA, as his son was involved in one of the suicide cults that had just hit the news. I think this ws the one in California, made notorious because all of them were found to be wearing Nike(tm) trainers. The journalist in question was speaking with a cow-orker at the airport where she was due to meet him, and they were having a big discussion about whether to say he was Black, African-American, Caribean-American, or what. He apparently interrupted them in mid-argument and suggested Black, which was the worst thing one could say in PC terms. -- Fabian Don't you believe insanity claws?