Gov Patterson of NY has just signed a bill which prohibits the word "Oriental" from any State document - because it is considered “Derogatory and insensitive language". So what do you think? Is oriental derogatory? Is this PC gone amuck? If Oriental is derogatory, then why wasn't the word Caucasian included in the bill? Thoughts Salty PS, and BTW exacatly what is a so-called "Asian-Americian"?