Saturday, July 29, 2006

[world] the interesting logic of political correctness

I think I need to lose weight, and the only person who would dare say anything to me is my trainer at the fitness club and I think he’s right. If he said anything to me in the US, I could take him to court for "severe induced stress, occasioning psychological damage".

I could do with the $10 000 payout, I can tell you.

So what are you allowed to call the person with the thickening waistline? Officially - "person of substance" - and that, in linguistic terms, is euphemistic claptrap.

The slow but methodical scrutinization and expurgation of anything ... read more here.

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