April 02, 2007

The EU and "Islamic terrorism": other voices

Bill Poser's post earlier today, "Political Correctness, Linguistic Incorrectness," has sparked some trenchant critiques elsewhere in the linguablogosphere. For differing points of view, check out Jabal al-Lughat and Bulbul.

[Update: One of the commenters on Jabal al-Lughat is Steven Poole, author of Unspeak. Poole wrote an interesting blog entry on EU objections to the term "Islamic terrorism" back in May 2006.]

Posted by Benjamin Zimmer at April 2, 2007 11:37 PM