Ethnic cleansing

Posted by Lewis on April 29, 2005

In Reply to: Ethnic cleansing posted by Tom on April 29, 2005

: The phrase "Ethnic cleansing" was not "originated by Western journalists". It is a translation right?

"The phrase "ethnic cleansing" was not invented by jounalists in the West" or perhaps "...did not originate in the West" - 'originated by' is not very good, as the verb 'originate' pretty much requires a 'from' place, whereas journalists are a collective 'whom', not 'where'.

I accept being corrected, as English is often sloppy and your original would probably be acceptable to some people.