Posted by Brian from Shawnee on December 04, 2004
In Reply to: Eh? posted by Lewis on December 04, 2004
: : The Top Politically Correct Words and Phrases for 2004:
: : 1. "Device" for master and "captured device" for slave in computer networking terminology
: : 2. Non-same sex marriage, for marriage used in Democratic Presidential Primaries
: : 3. Waitron for waiter or waitress
: : 4. Red Sox Lover for Yankee Hater during the ALCS playoffs
: : 5. "Higher Power" for God
: : 6. Progressive for classical liberal
: : 7. Incurious rather than more impolite invectives for President Bush (such as idiot or moron)
: : 8. Insurgents substituting for terrorists in Iraq
: : 9. Baristas rather than waitrons
: : 10. First year student rather than Freshman, though Frosh is still acceptable.
: : From The Global Language Monitoring Police. Details on the above and more interesting stuff at the GLM site: http://www.languagemonitor.com/
: can I just ask - what the fk is that all about?
Interesting. Earlier this year I half-joked with some colleagues about "master" contracts and "slave" contracts being politically incorrect and we should think about coming up with different words. But since our business serves a pretty homogenous clientele, it was decided that we leave well enough alone.
But I am now, have always been, and will always be a *Yankee Hater* when it comes to baseball!