A meeting of Oriental rugs led to a vote that will bring a monumental change. Oriental rugs will now refer to each other as Asian rugs. “Women would ask what kind of rug I was? I would tell them Oriental, and you could see their face change. Some people even told me that’s a very bad word, and not to use it,” one rug spokesman said.Most rugs think they should be in control of how the word is used. One rug disagreed, “If I want to call myself Oriental, or call one of my friends Oriental, that should be up to me. But I guess it’s not.”Other changes include no use of the word Oriental in normal rug conversation and no more polack jokes.What do you call your rugs? SHARE this article and let us know.