why is "asian" in "caucasian?"

why is "asian" in "caucasian?"

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inquiring mind

United States

#1 Aug 15, 2012
Can you explain?
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#2 Aug 15, 2012
inquiring mind wrote:
Can you explain?
The word Caucasian comes from the Caucasus mountains in Georgia, near Russia, not Georgia the state. That area was thought to be the center of the white race. Once called Aryans, they became Caucasians because anthropologist Johann Blumenbach chose a skull from that region as representative of the white race, and named the race after the mountains.
Nita Mann

United States

#3 Aug 15, 2012
Benny Hill wrote:
<quoted text>The word Caucasian comes from the Caucasus mountains in Georgia, near Russia, not Georgia the state. That area was thought to be the center of the white race. Once called Aryans, they became Caucasians because anthropologist Johann Blumenbach chose a skull from that region as representative of the white race, and named the race after the mountains.
I see you googled the same thing I did! Lol lol! GOOD ANSWER!:)
Benny Hill

Smyrna, TN

#4 Aug 15, 2012
Nita Mann wrote:
<quoted text>
I see you googled the same thing I did! Lol lol! GOOD ANSWER!:)
Nah! I knew all that. Well I did remember the Caucasus mountains. I should change my name to "Nita N Cyclopedia."
Nita Mann

Denver, NC

#5 Aug 15, 2012
Benny Hill wrote:
<quoted text>Nah! I knew all that. Well I did remember the Caucasus mountains. I should change my name to "Nita N Cyclopedia."
Indeed! Funny you! Lol lol!:D
Pretend 2 B Normal

Johnson City, TN

#6 Aug 16, 2012
It is a matter of cross country breeding. See originally white people were called "cocks". This started during the days of slave trading. After the slaves were freed the white people took on Asians relegated to endintured servitude. There was some inter breeding and the names were changed to cockasians. In order to keep confusion to a minimum the spelling of cock was changed to cauc and shazaam we have Caucasians.
Alyagotado

Nashville, TN

#7 Aug 16, 2012
And I thought Asian was in Caucasian because the Japs have been sticking it up our asses since WW II. Thanks for setting me straight. Better get your kids Rosetta Stone Japanese if they want a decent job.
Pretend 2 B Normal

Johnson City, TN

#8 Aug 16, 2012
Alyagotado wrote:
And I thought Asian was in Caucasian because the Japs have been sticking it up our asses since WW II. Thanks for setting me straight. Better get your kids Rosetta Stone Japanese if they want a decent job.
We wanted to but couldn't afford the name brand so we got a locally made product called "Rufus Rock Learn To Speak Gooder" Japanese Edition. I had my doubts when the instructions said "Step 1- Squint your eyes". It quickly went down hill from there.
jeb

Sharon, SC

#9 Aug 16, 2012
I got a used Rosetta stone Spanish cd in a yard sale. I put it in the player and kicked back in my recliner and fell asleep. The cd begin to skip in my sleep,and I woke up stuttering in Spanish.
Alyagotado

Nashville, TN

#10 Aug 17, 2012
Pretend 2 B Normal wrote:
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We wanted to but couldn't afford the name brand so we got a locally made product called "Rufus Rock Learn To Speak Gooder" Japanese Edition. I had my doubts when the instructions said "Step 1- Squint your eyes". It quickly went down hill from there.
Sounds like my Japanes radio. I can't understand a word they're saying.
Simply SINGLE

Lithonia, GA

#11 Sep 5, 2013
inquiring mind wrote:
Can you explain?
All I know there's a certain caucasian that won't be in asian .Someone has put KRYSTALS fire out .Have a good one
danny

United States

#12 Sep 6, 2013
I know who this is about ive seen you around with a shorter guy.... soo i take it you two are no longer together than?... please respond to me I would love to get to know you better.

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