I’m missing the reference on this one. Was there a recent article or pronouncement? Otherwise I think the FBI gave it up while we still had a director who wore dresses.
Maybe it's different over there.Well, honestly, I usually don't mean to offend people, so if there are words that immediately trigger folks, I won't use them. Call me PC or whatever. Shortly after joining this forum, I mistyped a statement,,, saying "Jew foods" instead of "Jewish foods"... and the kickback was fierce especially being a white male from Alabama.
There are other derogatory terms for people of different ethnicities I avoid. Because once you say them, people do not hear beyond that into what you are trying to convey. That, and it's just not friendly. Or, right. And, I totally understand the reactions they trigger.
Beyond insulting names for different ethnicities, I am not familiar with what PC things are, nor why people would be against them. I am old, but I am willing to learn.
Not that much different here but I'm going to avoid any discussion of politics like I would knowingly avoid schistosomiasis.Maybe it's different over there.
But on this side of the pond, what used to be just normal courtesy, now has this title of political correctness, and anyone who says something the the slightest bit out of place gets massacred by the media.
It's as though it's become a vehicle for cutting people down to size, and I can't see that as being in any way politically correct.
Of course, if anyone says something blatantly offensive, that is wrong, and they deserve to be put to rights.
I too am willing to learn. One has to keep up with current matters.
What once seemed ok to say, when enough people take objection to it, and state their case clearly, then I can understan how it actually is offensive.
Just gonna put another black mark next to your name for this post and another one for creating the thread.... there we go.... I'll have you know Big Sister is not pleased.
Not taking shots at you, but you see right there why poo-litical (in)correctness has become so successful as a tool to implement tyranny: nobody wants to be "unfriendly" or "divisive".Naive of me I guess, but I did not think my post would cause any hostile reactions.