If I had done this....

CobraBoy (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Sat, 6 Jul 1996 14:15:23 -0700

Buisness Digest


Microsoft Corp. apologized to Mexicans for the "grave errors" in its
computer thesaurus that equated Indians with cannibals. Several Mexicans
telephoned the company to protest after a newspaper reported that the
Spanish thesaurus included in Microsoft's word processor program Word for
Windows 6.0 contains some unfortunate synonyms. The program suggested as
alternatives for the word "Indian": "man-eater" or "savage." In listing
synonyms for "Western," the Spanish language program gave "Aryan," "white"
and "civilized." Lesbians were equated with "pervert" and "depraved

=A9 The Chronicle Publishing Company


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