At 08:53 AM 2/5/2003 -0500, you wrote:
"It is a curious property of English that 'Up the [ethnonym]' is a expression of
approval, whereas the same phrase followed by other short words is insulting."
      --I forget who

"Up the [ethonym]" or "Up with [the]{0,1} [ethonym]"? I am not familiar with your first usage, and mine has the tone on 1967-1972 smiley faces written all over it :) [hey that's a sentence with battling 20th century and 21st century smiley faces!]