Re: localisation in system wide daemons
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> writes:
> Merriam-Webster is falling into the old non-PC
> over-generalization that all inhabitants of India are Hindus.
"Merriam-Webster" isn't falling into anything, it's a dictionary, and
dictionaries describe usage.
I know from reading old books that this particular usage (usually with
the slightly odd spelling given "hindoo") used to be very common. I
presume that most people these days are better informed, so perhaps
there should be some notation in the dictionary like "archaic" or
whatever, but I don't know if they generally make such distinctions.
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