Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Mar 2002, 22:10 p.m.

As long as we have all these derogatory phrases for…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

As long as we have all these derogatory phrases for people based on their seeming pretentions to races that are not their own (e.g., Oreo, egg, banana, coconut), we should get consistent and complete, no? So what's a good brown-on-the-inside, white-on-the-outside foodstuff? "Yogurt-covered raisin" is consistent but too unnatural and hard to say.

Note also that people who sympathize with our alien oppressors could be nicknamed Kiwis.