the amelioration of guido

April 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

ethnic slurs have been the subject of a few posts here at *b-ling*. We have discussed New Zealand’s own hori and guido among others. One of the kinds of semantic change discussed in the literature is amelioration, the acquisition of a positive meaning for a term, and perhaps this gentleman is offering us proof that this process can happen to ethnophaulisms:



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