Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 14:53:17 +0000
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Saab or GM?

tom reingold wrote: > > On 12/24/2002 4:42 PM:Paul Halliday wrote > > > By Jap, do you mean Oriental? I have a Hyundai S-Coupe as well as two Saabs. > > I wouldn't call it no-maintenance. I have a bad flow-sensor that mis-fires > > like an overboosting turbo. It's a pig. "Jap" cars are all electronics and > > prone to hideous failure. Still, the 3.0L Supra is one hell of a drive. > > Firstly, he said Japanese, not Jap. In case you don't know, Jap is a > racist term. I know, I know, it sounds innocuous, especially since it's > just an abbreviation. But it has come to have the same status as the > word nigger. And who decides such things? If the poster didn't know, as it is not well known, then presumably it was not used in a racist context and should not be interpreted as such. You can read all sorts of things into everything if you want to. Johannes

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