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    Question Asian or Oriental?

    EI please note, I noticed on your Dublin Escorts page that there is an Oriental female search option as well as an Asian female search tab. I was not sure of the difference so Googled the terms. I was very surprised to find the following explanation : ""Oriental" refers to THINGS from the Orient - such as food, rugs, souvenirs, etc...material THINGS. Therefore, when you call a human being "oriental" you are referring to them as an object with no soul or substance. This is why "Oriental" is offensive and LEGALLY a racist term (at least here in the USA).

    Asian can be used for people or things, it is not an offensive word at all. Asian refers to anyone or anything that comes from or is related to any country in Asia - from China to India to Vietnam, including the Philippines and Japan, and in some cases that large rural part of Russia."

    I suggest that EI reviews the use of the "oriental" search firstly because it may be offensive / politically incorrect, and secondly because the Asian search may be sufficient.

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    Jezzeee your a barrel of laughs bro .: doc
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr love View Post
    Jezzeee your a barrel of laughs bro .: doc
    Wow! If that's the official EI response, ban me now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosa Nostra View Post
    Wow! If that's the official EI response, ban me now.
    Feck no I'm but the shy humble one .: doc
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr love View Post
    Feck no I'm but the shy humble one .: doc
    Fair enough, but at least give it some consideration.

    I would love to hear an Asian opinion??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosa Nostra View Post
    Fair enough, but at least give it some consideration.

    I would love to hear an Asian opinion??
    Do not get many Asian ladies posting on boards , but point taken .: doc
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    Maybe country to Country the inference is different, here in Ireland Oriental sounds very exotic and alluring Asian not so much, but I'm Irish of Irish descent.
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    The term oriental as an adjective is acceptable but when used as a noun it is deemed offensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosa Nostra View Post
    EI please note, I noticed on your Dublin Escorts page that there is an Oriental female search option as well as an Asian female search tab. I was not sure of the difference so Googled the terms. I was very surprised to find the following explanation : ""Oriental" refers to THINGS from the Orient - such as food, rugs, souvenirs, etc...material THINGS. Therefore, when you call a human being "oriental" you are referring to them as an object with no soul or substance. This is why "Oriental" is offensive and LEGALLY a racist term (at least here in the USA).

    Asian can be used for people or things, it is not an offensive word at all. Asian refers to anyone or anything that comes from or is related to any country in Asia - from China to India to Vietnam, including the Philippines and Japan, and in some cases that large rural part of Russia."

    I suggest that EI reviews the use of the "oriental" search firstly because it may be offensive / politically incorrect, and secondly because the Asian search may be sufficient.
    I love how Americans love to police the world! If I was in the US I'd be more worried about greater issues than how an Irish Escort website labels it's advertisers. Maybe take time out to voice an opinion about foreign policy and the need to wipe out the entire Palestinian people.

    Why not suggest a 51st State somewhere in the mid- west? Plenty of room there for a new state of Israel and a big saving of 3billion dollars on war supplies per year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefan1 View Post
    I love how Americans love to police the world! If I was in the US I'd be more worried about greater issues than how an Irish Escort website labels it's advertisers. Maybe take time out to voice an opinion about foreign policy and the need to wipe out the entire Palestinian people.

    Why not suggest a 51st State somewhere in the mid- west? Plenty of room there for a new state of Israel and a big saving of 3billion dollars on war supplies per year!
    Let's not turn this into an anti American post, but I am trying to highlight the in
    appropriate use of the term "oriental" especially when there is already an "Asian"search facility.
    If you check Wikipedia they also mention that Australians consider the term old fashioned : "The word Oriental, in place of Asian, is seldom used in colloquial conversation in Australia and is understood, but considered old-fashioned rather than offensive."

    So let's move with the times EI!!

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