2005's Politically Incorrect Word s/Phrases

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri Dec 23 03:15:11 UTC 2005

The main problem with the "misguided criminal" hullaballoo is that it
is the product of a willful misinterpretation. The only list that
phrase should appear on is the "Top American Conservative Hobby
Horses of 2005."

Those two words are not, as has been intimated, implied, and
occasionally flat-out stated, the official nor preferred BBC term
intended to replace the word "terrorist." The entire kerfluffle--the
whole of it--originates in a single article by BBC editor John
Simpson, <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4671577.stm>, in which the
two words--hardly an established lexical item or pat phrase--was used
just once.

Don't even get me started on the Global Language Monitor "Youthspeak"

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

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