Saturday, December 24, 2011

"Anchor Babies" and "Illegals"

Anchor Baby: A Term Redefined as a Slur
By Julia Preston, New York Times
December 8, 2011

What does the term “anchor baby” mean? If you were to look it up in the American Heritage Dictionary, you would find a new definition since last week. [...]

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By Bill Keller, New York Times
December 13, 2011

A number of readers have written or tweeted their objection to my use of the word “illegals” as shorthand for “illegal immigrants.” [...]

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