Really Racism?!! or maybe just Phobia?
A lot of posts talked about the racism against Arabs in dictionaries, I'd like to mention
Sinan, Roba, Omar, Eman, MMM
I did feel fishy about all the Racism in Dictioneries posts... so I tried looking up the word "Jew" in 2 of those dicts.
one of em is the most famous Websters
...comber, booly; globegirdler, globetrotter; vagrant, hobo, night walker, sleep
walker; noctambulist, runabout, straphanger, swagman, swagsman; trecker,
trekker, zingano, zingaro
almost the same as Arab.. which rules out the Racism factor...
The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition:
1.To bargain shrewdly or unfairly with. Often used with down.
2.To haggle so
as to reduce (a price). Often used with down.
I guess that rules out WATA's arguments..??!
I rest my case...
[this wasn't a thorough search... a very quick and shallow one that lead to THESE results...]
I honestly this that this topic is over-rated...!!!