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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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    ZooMaster | April 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    At least this current example of PC run amok gives those involved a bit of cover for the, oh, I don’t know, let’s be conservative and say, two-and-one-half minutes it takes the average teenager to figure out what was meant when the 6/10 D.C. area home builders are publicly accused of linguistic ownerbation.

    So umm, a kid gets a job on a fishin’ boat, starts off as a junior baiter. After a year or so Capn’ says doin’ a great job kid, gonna promote you to master.

    Just like all Lefties..

    GrumpyOne | April 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Hmmmm… Y’suppose that Master Lock will have to undergo a name change???

    deadrody | April 20, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Suffice to say that the idiotic political correctness taking place in Washington DC does not likely reflect any kind of broad trend. Moreso the bubble of lunacy is infecting more of society in the fever swamp of DC.

    Nuke the site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

    J Motes | April 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    When I was a kid, we called the big bedroom “Mom and Dad’s room.” I am sure that is now even more politically incorrect that “master” or “owner.”

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