[Dixielandjazz] PC gone mad
arnieday at optonline.net
Wed Mar 16 12:45:03 PST 2005
The British, naturally, like to be different and actually prefer some of
these older names. Those who used to be known as "Old Aged Pensioners"
are now, I believe, officially "Seniors". Most of them seem to shun this
new term, and you will see the signs "OAP" in many places, usually in
connection with a discounted price for something.
LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing wrote:
>Actually it's everywhere and as mass media improves the name changes etc are
>getting faster. I taught special education kids for a long time. At one
>time Moron, Idiot, Cretan were legitimate scientific terms. But we continue
>to go through language changes. Idiot became retarded. Retarded became
>Developmentally disadvantaged and so on. As we come up with new language
>variations we then have to change them because the new name becomes a slur.
>Today the new politically correct name can be spread quickly. Without much
>imagination you can come up with the permutations and evolution of words for
>the black race. The name changes are accelerating and they come even more
>difficult to keep track of and what offends who.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Phil O'Rourke" <philor at webone.com.au>
>To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 2:58 AM
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] PC gone mad
>>Be careful. Remember what lions are doing when they are rampant.
>>>Mustn't say oriental.
>>>Mustn't say black.
>>>Darktown is off limits, so is Red Indian etc. etc. ad nauseum.
>>>Which idiot dreamed up this insane Orwellian philosophy and how has it
>>>become so rampant in the USA?
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