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    Senior Member razz's Avatar
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    Based on my online research and other comments, the word oriental is only considered offensive and dated when referring to a person. Otherwise it is still in use today as in oriental food dishes, oriental lilies etc. And yes, I was simply separating the orient from the occident world.
    Oriental derives from sunrise and, the antonym, occident is falling or sunset which are timeless terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Based on my online research and other comments, the word oriental is only considered offensive and dated when referring to a person. Otherwise it is still in use today as in oriental food dishes, oriental lilies etc. And yes, I was simply separating the orient from the occident world.
    Oriental derives from sunrise and, the antonym, occident is falling or sunset which are timeless terms.
    well, they arent gonna take “Oriental” away from the North American Lily Society because it is a technical name for a group of lilies. That group is separate and distinct from “Asiatic” lilies.

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    I guess we could just start calling them Ching Chong's...

    http://thehill.com/homenews/state-wa...nt-ching-chong

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