Friday, October 3, 2008


"Bosniak" appears to be the word of the day. Joe Biden got it right even though at least one talking head rushed to suggest he'd made a mistake.

But here are some links:

Talking Points Memo

The State Department

Southeast European Times (you'll just have to trust me on this one.)

The Associated Press

And from Roy Gutman, foreign editor of the McClatchy Newspapers, and a man who knows a thing or three about the region, this comment, "Yes, Bosniaks is the designation Bosnian Muslims have given themselves."
I don't know if this word was commonly used but once the AP starts using it, I would guess we'll see some news operations changing their stylebooks.

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