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Old 04-30-2003, 12:28 PM
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In the new book “Language Police” Diane Ravitch explains how our texts for our children are being edited with more sensitive words in order to not offend anyone. The texts are eliminating gender words such as he, him and founding fathers. Even words such as craftsman or lumberjack are not used as they signify the male gender.

http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtj...ves/003080.php

In order to be politically correct we may want to revue the language in the boating community and make changes as necessary. A few examples might be:

Apache Boats – should be changed to Native American boats

Cigarette Boats – no mention of such a vulgar product should be allowed

OffshoreOnly.com – the title is too exclusive and must be changed to be all-inclusive

Cockpit – need I say more, change it to operation area

Gunwale – there will be no words with the mention of weapons

Seamanship – no gender related words allowed

Sextant – let’s not allow this filth in our language

Rooster Tail – again rooster designates the male gender



You get the idea and I am sure we use a ton of words that some would consider offensive.
 
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Old 04-30-2003, 12:42 PM
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We need you more than ever Mr. Charleton Heston!
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I like it...

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To hell with being politically correct!!!
That's BULLSH!T!!
We're so damn concerned about not offending anyone. It's ridiculous.

I do like her parody on literary titles though.
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To hell with being politically correct!!!
That's BULLSH!T!!
We're so damn concerned about not offending anyone. It's ridiculous.

I could NOT AGREE MORE!
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It's getting a little ridiculous if you ask me. No matter what you say you end up offending someone or some organization. When I don't remember any of this stuff when I grew up. Come to think about it I think it's good to get offended. It's good to realize that there are other points of view that you may not necessarily agree with. What... are we raising a generation in a bubble. You need to be exposed to stuff like that. It builds character. Makes people stronger. That's my opinion anyway..
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It's getting a little ridiculous if you ask me. No matter what you say you end up offending someone or some organization. When I don't remember any of this stuff when I grew up. Come to think about it I think it's good to get offended. It's good to realize that there are other points of view that you may not necessarily agree with. What... are we raising a generation in a bubble. You need to be exposed to stuff like that. It builds character. Makes people stronger. That's my opinion anyway..
Absolutely.
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It's getting a little ridiculous if you ask me. No matter what you say you end up offending someone or some organization. When I don't remember any of this stuff when I grew up. Come to think about it I think it's good to get offended. It's good to realize that there are other points of view that you may not necessarily agree with. What... are we raising a generation in a bubble. You need to be exposed to stuff like that. It builds character. Makes people stronger. That's my opinion anyway..
......and I happen to agree with you opinion

Pretty soon all our kids will be running around in body condoms. Remember to good old days of getting "swatted" if you misbehaved in school. Geeez....can you imagine what would happen to a teacher if they did that toady!!!!???? Not like I'm an old timer...I'm only 30 years old. I'll tell ya what....those swats straightened me out right now, no question about that!

Also...no using the term "outdrive" as that could be misconstrued as leaving poor innocent kittens "out in the driveway".

"Transom" can not be used, it may be misheard....it sounds alot like "ransom" and it could offend anyone who has ever been in a hostage situation.

You get the point.....good post Tulsa.
 
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"Trim Tabs" Weight Watchers would never approve this term.
"Hustler" um...
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Where is George when you need him?





THE "BAD AMERICAN"!!!



YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN
by George Carlin

I Am Your Worst Nightmare. I am a BAD American.
I am George Carlin.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and
my family, not some midlevel governmental
functionary, be he Democratic or Republican!

I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way,
damn it!

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer,
it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble
or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to
do it in English.

I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.

I think that being a student doesn't give you any
more enlightenment than working at Blockbuster.
In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put
your pansy ass through 4 years plus of college,
you haven't begun to be enlightened.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or
her God when and where they want to.

My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers,
and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time
arguing about it.

I think global warming is a big lie. Where are all
those experts now, when I'm freezing my ass off
during these long winters and paying, paying, paying?

I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I didn't
wander forty years In the desert after getting
chased out of Egypt. I haven't burned any witches
or been persecuted by the Turks and neither
have you! So, shut the Hell up already.

I want to know which church is it exactly where
the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he
gets his money, and why he is always part of the
problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN
on that one?

I think the cops have every right to shoot your
sorry ass if you're running from them.

I also think they have the right to pull your ass
over if you're breaking the law, regardless of
what color you are.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot
works, I don't want you deciding who should be
running the most powerful nation in the world for
the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections
trying to sell me crap or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause. These people should be targets.

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child,
it takes two parents.

And what the hell is going on with gas prices ... again?

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a
BAD American.

If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.

We need our country back!
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