[R] Inappropriate color name

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Mon Nov 16 23:46:03 CET 2020

On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 07:54:01 +1100
Jim Lemon <drjimlemon using gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Elaine,
> There seems to be a popular contest to discover offence everywhere. I
> don't think that it does anything against racism, sexism or
> antidisestablishmentarianism. Words are plucked from our vast lexicon
> to comfort or insult our fellows depending upon the intent of the
> user. It is the intent that matters, not the poor word. Chasing the
> words wastes your time, blames those who use the words harmlessly,
> and gives the real offender time to find another epithet.

Jim:  This is superbly expressed.  I wish that I could have said
that! Your posting should go down in the annals of brilliant rhetoric,
alongside Dr. Johnson's "Letter to Lord Chesterfield".



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