Re: Amerind an offensive term (was: Early Amerind assimilation

Stephen Barnard (
Tue, 06 Aug 1996 22:10:26 -0800

Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax wrote:
> The point that this so-called
> anthropologist cannot understand is that the offensiveness of a term
> is a matter for the recipient to decide. You are allowed one mistake
> in polite circles, but after you are informed it is offensive, you
> have no further excuse.

The problem that arises is when the intersection of the sets of
permissible terms, gathered over all the interested parties, is the null

Steve Barnard