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I don't know what you mean by 'comparing nigger with happy holidays'. The first is clearly not acceptable; the latter is 'acceptable' but rather irritating, at least to some of us. It's well-intentioned, I suppose -- the idea is to convey 'happy whatever-holiday-you-celebrate' rather than specifying a particular holiday because to specify one is seen as non-PC and to literally say 'whatever you celebrate' isn't PC either because it's seen as dismissive and impersonal. Well, I can tell you this, 'happy holidays' is no less dismissive and impersonal, and it has the added benefit* of being sugary and commercialized-sounding. I'll let the PC-pushing people chew on that for a while.meidei wrote:He is.
And there is a continuous struggle to pain political correctness negatively, with such (and even worse) exaggerations by people who seek excuses to insult people (comparing nigger with Happy Holidays, to make the first seem as acceptable) and/or lack of knowledge on how words come to be insulting and how semantics work.
The others are all in somewhat common use (though I don't understand the affirmative action/racial quotas thing).failure - deferred success
waiter / waitress - waitron
Liberal - Progressive
landmines - area denial munitions
What's your point? Is this my cue to shut up and never show my face again? I assume you're not really thanking me for anything.linguoboy wrote:Thanks for you input, Llawygath! That was a valuable addition to the discussion.
Llawygath wrote:What's your point?linguoboy wrote:Thanks for you input, Llawygath! That was a valuable addition to the discussion.
Llawygath wrote:Nice to see everyone thinks political correctness is just fine and that no one wants to hear what I have to say. linguoboy, you need to be more specific about what you mean instead of just dismissing my views out of hand. My point was that meidei was making inaccurate assertions, and I will repay you your vagueness by letting you look back at my post if you give a straw about what these assertions were. ling, you are wrong, political correctness is a subcategory of euphemisms. I hate them equally because they are annoying in the same sugary way, though of course my opinions do not matter because as you implied, I am nobody*.
I've just wasted many precious minutes of my time replying to this thread. I know I have not accomplished anything by writing here, and I know that this will never accomplish anything and will only make everyone mad. I know I will get no thanks for wasting my time replying to you guys, so why then do I do it? Because I can't let unfounded attacks on me stand unchallenged.
Thank you for taking my time when I could have been doing something much less pointless. I will now take my leave of you.
*ling says that happy holidays and season's greetings are acceptable. If that's true I must not exist because they are not acceptable to me. Of course the majority's opinion always overrules, hence ling's wording.
BlackZ wrote:In my humble opinion, the same will happen with Political Correctness.
linguoboy wrote:You mean the term "political correctness"?
BlackZ wrote:linguoboy wrote:You mean the term "political correctness"?
I worded it badly, I meant "political correct terms".
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