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"policitally"?  can only be due to late night dyslexia.... LOL

posted by -blackcat on July 18, 2017 at 8:37 PM | link to this | reply

I have not trademarked the asking of thought... but thanks for the credit!  

As to what I think... I think history has always replaced words that were found to be disrespectful?  We evolve over time.   I suppose in a vast generalization (which I like to avoid) liberals are more likely the ones to point out the need for change rather than conservatives who like the way things are always done.  But I really hate labels.

Point is, it's definitely not a new trend... I can give examples, but that would only land me in policitally incorrect jail.  

posted by -blackcat on July 18, 2017 at 8:36 PM | link to this | reply

There is a whole lot of political correctness going on these days. A media and a world that is politically correct does not bode well for democracy, I feel.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on July 18, 2017 at 9:03 AM | link to this | reply

There was a time not so many years ago in the history of us people that we walked the earth at will. She the earth owned us not us her. how simple it sounds, how impossible to get back to.

posted by Kabu on July 18, 2017 at 8:08 AM | link to this | reply


Every time we hear one of these new politically proper terms used, it is so obviously ludicrous that is is a joke. 'Illegal aliens' are now 'undocumented persons.' Now, I'm not giving an opinion of these people, merely observing an example of which you speak. Yes, it's the dinner table all over again. 

posted by RPresta on July 18, 2017 at 1:49 AM | link to this | reply

I still have a copy of the AP Stylebook from my J-student days.

Our profs told us our job was to erase our personality/opinion from the write-ups, and present the facts without loaded adjectives. Your examples of AP accepted words for pro-life and pro-choice have been added since the 1977 publication we used in the early '80s. But you make a good point - political stories - at least on TV - seem to reflect the bias of the particular network or news organization doing the reporting. Not many sweet smelling roses these days... :(

posted by Pat_B on July 17, 2017 at 2:15 PM | link to this | reply


Naut, hi! I don't have time to read the entire post right now, but will later. Just gotta say, your mom must have gone to the same Mom School that my own mom attended! Same rules. LOL! Same verbiage. They coulda been sisters. 

posted by RPresta on July 17, 2017 at 1:39 PM | link to this | reply

Well I was listening to the radio today and someone had written a book about Gay people.It could not have been terribly long ago but the book was destroyed. So I suppose in a way society has advanced but the wheels grind slowly. I even remember a book called 'Getting Married. 'It was distributed to the shops and then recalled, I bought one as the proprietor was bundling them back up. It was about Two shillings. Twenty shillings to the pound in those days. Spicy reading though edited by a Doctor explaining how to proceed on the first night of marriage, so not to upset the new bride..

posted by C_C_T on July 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM | link to this | reply

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