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    Saturday Night Card Game (Masters of the English language)

    Saturday Night Card Game (Masters of the English language)

    This all is making my head hurt.

    A couple of weeks ago we lost Illegal Immigrants.

    Now we’re losing the Master Bedroom.

    Homebuilders scrap ‘master bedroom’ because of racist, gender-biased connotations:

    The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon.

    A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.”

    Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).

    Enter the owner’s suite.

    “I imagine it’s not only a more accurate description but also a more politically correct term of art,” said Steve Nardella, senior vice president of operations for Bethesda-based Winchester Homes Inc.

    Either way, the “master suite” has been linguistically shoved aside.

    Think it’s stupid?

    Never underestimate the power of stupid.

    Did you ever think they’d try to ban Illegal Immigrants, Black List, Chink in the ArmorBaa Baa Black Sheep, RejiggerBlack Friday,  and even the use of white copy paper?

    This language war is just gobbledygook, if you ask me.  (Can I say that?)

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    Rich Fader | April 21, 2013 at 12:13 am

    This is an exercise in mental mastrebation. (Ownernism?)


     
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    Uncle Samuel | April 21, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Heh – That’s only the beginning of the PC language-censorship frenzy if the ACLU realizes how many commonly-used English idiomatic expressions come from their main target: Judeo-Christianity and the BIBLE.

    In honor of the 200th Anniversary one young British pastor decided to go through the Bible, verse by verse to find these phrases and discuss them online: http://kingsenglish.info/

    When the ACLU realize how many of these phrases exist, they may try to ban English altogether.


     
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    Yukio Ngaby | April 21, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    “Owner suite”?

    But doesn’t the term “owner” also have a distasteful racial connotation problem (“slave OWNER”)?

    And doesn’t the term “owner” also conflict with the Marxist theory of communal property?

    Perhaps we should all just say the “great big bedroom,” or perhaps the “Swiss bedroom.” That way we don’t offend anyone.


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