Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Politically Incorrect Doggy Bag

I busted into some leftover thai food for dinner tonight. Upon closer inspection, I noticed what the take-out container said:I didn't think that referring to things as "Oriental" was acceptable anymore. Am I wrong? Or is this 1952?

6 comments:

Wagontrain said...

This is 1952.

Cindy (and Brian) said...

I know you're just waiting for me to jump on this one being the resident Ornamental.

Deb Thaxton said...

-->Clicked on to your site from PW. Congrats on winning her contest.

http://thaxtonfam.blogspot.com

Lindalou said...

Came over from PW. Congrats on your win, but mostly want to say thanks for your mis-spellings. I can't tell you how many times I make errors on my comments, even after proofing them. I want to immediately fix them, which you can't...Anyway, thanks for making me lauch and feel normal.

Niki said...

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can use the word Oriental when talking about a "thing", i.e. an Oriental Rug or Oriental Food. But you cannot use it when referring to a person or group of people.

Anonymous said...

Niki has it right on the nose.

Oriental = cream of sum young guy
Asian = Chinaman named after a duck's dork

Any questions?