Thursday, October 27, 2005

Politically correct speech

A friend of mine, who works for a major technology company, told me how his manager reprimanded him for using the terms 'slave' and 'master' when referring to hard drives. Essentially, the manager called his employee racist and wanted to know any issues he had.

Politically correct speech has been an issue for years and it only gets worse.

The Concord Monitor is reporting that a local high school has banished the term 'freshman' because "this is 2005 and the word 'man' or 'men' no longer refers to all people."


See also:
Hurricanes nickname is insensitive: "While opposing teams might feel this way facing Miami’s daunting defense, Hurricanes is no longer an appropriate nickname for a sports team."


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