Sunday, November 07, 2004

Hey, names are important.

3 Comments:

At 9:33 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

This issue really gets peoples' blood boiling. When I was a Hill aide (back in the mid 1990s), I got a call from a Greek-American constituent who had heard a rumor that on a flyer for a USIA-sponsored panel discussion at a university on a totally different topic, one of the panelists was identified as Macedonian. The constituent was irate, and when I promised I'd look into it, mobilized around 300 other Greek-Americans to leave messages on my voicemail urging me to get my boss to take action. All this because of a flyer designed by some poor undergraduate for a panel that few people would attend...

As you said, names are important.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger alex said...

Interesting...it seems like battles over language (tax cuts vs. tax relief) play an increasingly important role, in both domestic and international politics.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger angela said...

lest we forget languages pivotal role in postmodern theory everyone loves to hate.

 

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