I thought of that, too. Th NYT did the same with the term homosexuals until very recently, even though for most purposes gay men and lesbians don't use it to identify themselves (unless doing so ironically).
>The term "Eskimo" is Algonkian. It was originally thought to refer to
>raw flesh" but it may refer to snowshoes.
I didn't know that -- interesting. Perhaps we had better not mention it in view of recent threads on "animal rights." : )