There are a number of areas of political correctness that I have trouble with. There needs to be a list (updated daily) with the words that you can not say and how they should be substituted. I am only sorry that George Carlin passed away. Only he could clarify this properly.
Seth Meyers asked where comedians like Seinfeld have to draw the line, and Seinfeld bemoaned the ever-changing parameters of the “line,” especially when it comes to making gay jokes. “They keep moving the lines in for no reason,” Seinfeld said. He then described a joke he recently made about how people always need to justify how they’re always on their cell phone.
“I say, ‘They don’t seem very important, the way you scroll through (your phone) like a gay French king.’ … I did this line recently in front of an audience, and comedy is where you can feel an opinion. And they thought, ‘What do you mean gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’ And I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’”
It’s not just the general PC crowd that has Seinfeld down. Earlier this week, he made waves after a radio interview in which he explained that college crowds have become all but impossible to play to. One supremely offended student even penned a response to Seinfeld’s sins, proving once and for all that Seinfeld is right, and social justice warriors have absolutely no sense of humor. (Click here to expose yourself to a college student using phrases like “appropriately sexist.”)
Nuclear Family – (family with a father and mother in the home) Mixed Gender Family.
Gender Re-Identification – I just learned that the word “tranny” is now banned from instagram even if you are discussing your automobile’s transmission. What is the presently correct term for somebody who was a man and has become a woman? Transvestite is out if they just cross-dress as is the use of the term cross-dress. Transsexual is no longer used nor is the abbreviation, “tranny”. When I was a kid you could say something like, “Come on, Bill, grab the stick and grind that tranny.” Saying that today has a completely different meaning.
Dwarfism – Some Dwarfs/Midgets prefer to be called “Little People” and others say that the term is derogative, pejorative, demeaning and condescending. There were Dwarfs in Lord of the Rings but maybe they should be re-named too. The HBO Series, “Game of Thrones” has a dwarf in it and he is referred to as the “half-man”. Furthermore in a recent episode, the value of a male dwarf penis was equated with that of a tiger penis. If true, you can expect the Chinese to start killing or at least dismembering them and sending the valuable part to China.
Politicians? Let’s leave it to the late Carlin:
American Africans – or is it African Americans? And if they’re not really from Africa (Australian aboriginie for example), how do we deal with it now that apparently calling a black person “black” is frowned upon. Black people have a number of terms that they use among themselves for each other, all are politically incorrect to mention here. I could if I was black, but I’m not (even though my daughter’s chicken is good enough that it can be interpreted as possibly suggesting that she is part black). Then there are the so-called “codewords” such as “inner city person”, “thug”, “looter”, “rioter”, “welfare queen”, etc. All them need to go on the list.
American Mexicans – in the US illegally were referred to as wetbacks, then illegal aliens, then undocumented persons and now it’s “people of indeterminate migratory status” according to the Associated Press. But that could change by the time this hit’s the Internet.
Damaged People – Are they disabled, crippled, or FUBAR?