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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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    Unfortunately, we will never succeed to remove idiot from the lexicon or the population.

    PC is politically correct is progressive corruption.

    Forward… to dysfunctional convergence (DC).

    Conservative Beaner | April 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    “Think it’s stupid?

    Never underestimate the power of stupid.”

    That’s what got us here in the first place.

    JerryB | April 20, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    How about “Partners’ Suite.” Now, how could that offend anyone??

    Hanahan | April 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I worked for a large regional home builder back before the great housing crash of 2007. They changed ‘master suite’ to ‘owner’s suite’ at least 10 years ago.

    Which term is used more often, ‘slave master’, or ‘slave owner’? I’m thinking owner is more commonly used in that example.

    LukeHandCool | April 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    You guys are fussing about bedroom language while this is going on:,2933,360427,00.html

    What do you call that? I’m speechless.

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