Here’s my question: what the heck is ‘Oriental dressing’? How does the word ‘Oriental’ give any indication of what I might find in that dressing? Curry? Orange? Cardamom? Mango? Lemongrass? Coconut? Tamari? Oyster sauce? Turns out ‘Oriental’ is just as helpful as a descriptor for things as it is for people, which is to say not at all. Unless of course you’re referring to Orient and the Occident; then I’d know you were using old-timey words to refer to different halves of the planet. As a word, though, it’s not much help for telling me if I’m going to want that dressing or not, and it’s definitely not appropriate for describing human maybe just don’t use it.