I don't claim to be perfect, sometimes I get caught in a grammatical
error. This tends to happen when you speak more than one language.
Regarding the drivers license, it clearly stated his reported
"ethnicity", I'm not sure whether it was a NY licence though, but
that's obviously beside the point.
"There is no worse blindness than refusing to see "
>Reply-To: "Jacqueline M. Jarvis" <[log in to unmask]>
>From: "Jacqueline M. Jarvis" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Re: Semantic Minutiae
>To: [log in to unmask]
>On Tue, 8 Dec 1998 at 07:00:01 PST Manuel Luis Iravedra
><[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> ...Some years ago I met this black guy in New-York, he
>> was of English ancestry, and only spoke (American)
>> English. Nevertheless, he proudly informed me he was
>> "Spanish". When he saw me doubt his statement, he
>> produced his Drivers license, which clearly stated that
>> he was "Hispanic".
>Sorry, Manuel, but a New York driver's [please note the
>apostrophe, Mr. English Maven] license does not describe
>one's 'race' or ethnicity -- only one's gender, height, and
>eye color. And the only place you'll see New York spelt
>with a hyphen is in the name of the New-York Historical
>Society. Which makes me wonder how much of the rest of your
>blustering is entirely accurate.
>Jacqueline M. Jarvis
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