Re: OT: [Let_It_Be_Forever_Islam] THE WORLD OF THE JINN
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2003, 13:05|
Quoting Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>:
> > > I'm not sure I'd buy into capitalising "Gay" (any
> > > more than "Straight"), though, neither
> > > racio-ethnic terms. Those are kind of like
> > > capitalising "green eyed".
> I suspect any group subjected to long-term prejudices (at least n the USA)
> is likely to capitolize its label: "Asians", "Blacks".
"Asian" isn't really relevant here - the adjectives (and therefrom derived
nouns) refering to the continents are always capitalized.
> >I thought is was usual practice to capitalize the more scientif[i]quesque
> >labels like "Caucasoid", "Mongoloid" and "Negroid"?
> "Appelachians"? "Cajuns"?
I'm afraid I'm missing the point. To my knowledge, neither of those is a racial
term, while they go well enough with the long-standing tradition of
capitalizing words refering to ethnicities and whatever the word is for people
comming from an area designated with a particular toponym.