``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

People of Color

The reason ``people of color'' is inoffensive is that it's in a special register reserved for showing the speaker's intention not to offend.

``Why this odd phrasing? Ah, to be sure. It's the inoffending register.''

The oddness is needed as a mark.


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