Posted by R. Berg on December 09, 2002
In Reply to: Chinese auction posted by teacher on December 09, 2002
: Seems the term "chinese auction" is becoming very popular. Isn't it a rather derogatory term. Since during the auction, you get to take from the receiver a nicer gift than the one you have. please help.
It has many companions. For discussions of more derogatory terms that get their appeal (?) from the unfortunate tendency to sneer at ethnic or national groups other than one's own, type "Chinese," "Mexican," or "Dutch" in the search box on the main Discussion Forum page.