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Slang term removed from B.C. place names - Monday, December 11, 2000

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Reaction to a recent news story "Slang term removed from B.C. place names":

Pardon my political incorrectness, but I always thought that the word "squaw" was of Indian origin. If I am not mistaken, it comes from the language of the Algonquians, meaning woman.

I am sorry, but this political correctness is really a new form of McCarthyism rearing its ugly head. This is the scourge of the 1990s. What next? Rewrite all that is politically incorrect at this moment?

Both Hitler with his book burnings, and Stalin with the Gulag, tried to convert people. It will never work! Leave things the way they are and learn its historical impact.

Thank you!

Des Miklós, Hamilton, Ontario

 

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