Posted by DH on December 04, 2004
In Reply to: Eh? posted by mugball-us 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?
: : Lewis: Well, why not? I for one was pleased to learn of another intriguing site to feed my insatiable lust for neologisms--DH
: I'm just curious, Dale. As one who lusts for juicy young neologisms, would you describe yourself as an "encyclopaedophile"?