Political correct lanuage

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  1. Salty

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    Is there any PC lanuage that drives you nuts?

    Here is my list for starters

    MS
    he or she
    (fill in the blank) - Americian
     
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    The spinally challenged bell ringer from a big building in Paris. Aka- the hunchback of Norter Dame.
     
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    Sorry -- these just don't really bother me.

    MS - From a business standpoint, I use MS. On a personal standpoint, I usually don't.

    He or she - Tend to use this or generic plural "they."

    ____ - American - Sometimes use "African American" as this is the terminology some black Americans prefer. However, where I live this is normally not always true as some blacks are Jamaican, Haitian, Bahamian, etc.
     
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    I dont see why we had to make occupations so politically correct.

    Sanitation worker - trash guy
    Administrative Assistant - secretary
    Domestic engineer - Stay at home mom (theres DEF no shame in that!)
    chairperson

    you get the picture.
    And I agree with the _________ - Americans.
     
  5. Jim1999

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    I don't like politically correct language because of its source. I don't use it, but I don't let it trouble me.

    We have hypenated Canadians legally. The two founding peoples; English and French. I don't use it, however. I prefer to leave it as Canadians. The same applies to Indians. They are also Canadians. I think the hyphenated names create problems.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Yeah, what Jim said; 'cept to "AMERICANS" instead of "CANADIANS"!
     
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    Am I being 'politically correct' to prefer better spelling?
     
  8. I Am Blessed 24

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    Most PC language drives me nuts (short drive...I could walk it). It keeps changing and the minorities seem to be the ones who are defining this language and insisting on everyone using it.

    A spade is a spade is a spade (not referring to races).
    A rose smells the same by any other name.

    I will continue talking the way I always have and if it offends anyone, I will let them know that their PC language offends me, but that doesn't stop THEM from using it.

    And that's all I have to say about that!
     
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    I don't understand all this demand about being "politically correct". I'm not a diplomat and am seldom diplomatic in what I say. No, I don't use the "n" word in relation to black people--so I do try to correct in how I address others. I know that calling them "black" is no longer correct--especially since most of them are brown and not black. However, I tend to be a bit outspoken about certain moral things that I believe to be wrong and don't care what others think about my frankness.
     
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    Some political correctness get under my skin, but on the other hand, a kind and gentle approach is appreciated. Example---fat. I wouldn't dare tell someone they are fat or refer to someone as "that fat lady over there". Is it the truth? Yes. Is it kind? Nah.

    There's not much political correctness here. If you're fat, you're fat. There's no nice way to put it here. Also, if you have a lot of kids, you're probably a gypsy---and everyone knows that the gypsies sell all their kids to the Greeks. There's a lot more said about the gypsies as well---mostly stereotypical. You can just say that stuff and no one is offended (except maybe a gypsy).

    Since we've adjusted to this outspoken country, we've come to the realization that they are too rough here and that we used to be big babies!
     
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    I never have been one for political correctness. I don't use hyphenated Americanisms.

    I also don't make the distinction between a man or woman when saying things like "Congressman", "Policeman" (I will generally say "police officer" or just "officer"), or "Chairman".

    I also prefer using the term "illegal alien" over "illegal immigrant", "homosexual" over the word "gay", & (For those of you in the UK) I prefer using the term "terrorist" to "Anti-Islamic Activity". The UK has made it illegal for any government official to use the word terrorist.

    The one thing I do not understand is Ms. & Mrs. It was my understanding that you address a woman who has never been married before as Ms. Any woman who has been married (even if she is divorced) as Mrs. I was taught this as a child. I don't really consider this part of being politically correct or incorrect.
     
  12. Salty

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    An unmarried woman is to be addressed by Miss, and a married woman is a Mrs. To be completely formal an unmarried man is addressed as "master".
     
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