2005's Politically Incorrect Word s/Phrases

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Dec 23 16:08:39 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
There's willful misunderstanding & there's just plain ignorance; and in
between, a lot of simple carelessness..
"Politiclly correct" (& its derivatives) was a  self-mocking  in-joke of
the left long before  Dnesh Dsouza (sp?) let loose his subsidized
indignation & launched  a new cultural industry devoted to rehabilitating
A. Murie

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