--- On Sat, 4/26/08, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I really don't see
> an issue with "swasti" except for possible
> pronunciation issues
> given the /st/ cluster.

Agreed. The form is "swasti," not "swastika." In a way, having something that could get over-zealous sentinels of political correctness annoyed could be a good thing: it might provide a Teachable Moment ("This is what 'swastika' used to mean..."), and the controversy could generate publicity. As they say in Hollywood, there's no such thing as bad publicity--at least if you use it properly.


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