We’ve had the PC Police running rampant for decades now, but their latest effort, banning the word “bossy”, sounds like something that was conjured up on a preschool playground.
I’m sure George Carlin would have a field day with this one if he were still with us. But since he’s not, how about a classic quote from George.
“I don’t like words that hide the truth. I don’t like words that conceal reality. I don’t like euphemisms, or euphemistic language. And American English is loaded with euphemisms. Because Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality. Americans have trouble facing the truth. So they invent the kind of a soft language to protect themselves from it. And it gets worse with every generation. For some reason, it just keeps getting worse.”