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‘Mistress’, ‘illegal alien’ & ‘unmanned’ drones are latest words to be banned

‘Mistress’, ‘illegal alien’ & ‘unmanned’ drones are latest words to be banned

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Biden administration orders CBP, ICE to stop using the term ‘illegal alien’

Biden administration orders CBP, ICE to stop using the term ‘illegal alien’

​T​he Biden administration has ordered federal immigration enforcement agencies to nix the use of terms like “illegal alien” and “assimilation” when referring to illegal immigrants, in favor of more “inclusive language,” according to a report on Monday.

The word ‘mistress’ is CANCELED: AP Stylebook bans use of the term because it ‘implies the woman is solely responsible for the affair’

‘Mistress’ is CANCELED: AP Stylebook bans use of the term

AP Stylebook strikes the term ‘mistress’ since it ‘implies woman is solely at fault’ ‘Mistress’ is problematic because there is no male equivalent, according to AP Instead, AP recommends using the term ‘companion,’ ‘friend,’ or ‘lover’ Change was ridiculed online as Twitter users mocked AP for the change ‘The preferred

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Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
April 20, 2021

I feel totally embarrassed to have to admit that I, at least in part, actually agree with something Sloppy Joe has said. The term “illegal alien” referring to undocumented immigrants has always deeply offended me. People cannot be illegal. People can commit illegal acts, but there is no law against people being people, no matter where on planet earth they happen to be. The only real aliens I have ever heard of are little green creatures with huge eyes, allegedly from outer space, probably invented in Walt Disney studios. People from other countries are usually referred to as foreigners. I… Read more »

Ugh...
Ugh...
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
April 20, 2021

Yes, you can. It is the same principle as illegally entering another’s home. You cross national boundaries and enter another state that you aren’t registered and have paid taxes. Also disregarded the entry requirements which are there for the safety of the inhabitants, is all illegal. So one who has done so is an alien (foreign) and illegal. There is nothing offensive about it as the offense is the responsibility of the individual who felt they are above the law and disregard the country they’ve entered. No wonder why Western civilization is collapsing….

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Ugh...
April 20, 2021

Ugh…try to focus. If you illegally enter someone’s home, you commit the crime of trespassing. It is an illegal ACT. It does NOT make you an illegal PERSON. This concept may be too complex for you. Let’s say, if not having paid taxes makes you an “illegal alien” that means that our billionaire and trillionaire class, the Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos of America, are all “illegal aliens.” If you take a world cruise and enter many other countries, where you haven’t paid taxes, do you feel like an “illegal alien?” The real reason Western civilization is collapsing is because… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
April 21, 2021

How about “legal alien”? I am an expat and I am an alien in Canada. All my papers are in order so I am a legal alien. If I had entered the country and stayed illegally I would be an illegal alien. Seems logical to me. The “illegal” part only refers to the documentation. If I am documented, I am legal: if not, I am illegal. Seems okay to me.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 21, 2021

whatever makes you happy. I really don’t give a rat’s ass.

Martin
Martin
April 20, 2021

President Putin will be absolutely terrified that Sleepy Joe has “woke” up. If Americans don’t realise they are the laughing stock of the world they should now.

Ugh...
Ugh...
April 20, 2021

Canceled? I don’t give a fuck. On flights there are still stewards and stewardesses. The streets still are patrolled by policemen. If there is a fire, a fireman comes to the rescue. People who stop using the words and believes something is canceled are the ones empowering these dregs of society that have no value to society.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Ugh...
April 20, 2021

Ugh – wrong again. There haven’t been stewards and stewardesses for quite some time. Their job title is “flight attendant” as it should be. Those patrolling our streets are police officers. I address them with “Officer”, not “hey man.” And I am not part of the “politically correct” woke crowd, far from it. But neither am I a colossal old fossil, a remnant from a by-gone age, a Museum piece.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Ugh...
April 21, 2021

I don’t care either. I live in Ontario and the provincial government in its infinite wisdom came up with this silly little book called, “Words that Count Women In”, so we were encouraged to say “a female police officer” (or a police officer who is a female) instead of policewoman. I used to ask people what I should call a manhole cover. A personhole cover? A female maintenance officer descends into a personhole to inspect it? Quebec, where French is spoken, is just a few hundred yards across the Ottawa River. French has masculine and feminine nouns, so a policewoman… Read more »

Stan
Stan
April 20, 2021

They’ll be banning the word “fruitcake” next.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Stan
April 20, 2021

At the instigation of whom – the fruit or the cake? We desperately need a laughing emoji, these up and down arrows just aren’t enough.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Stan
April 21, 2021

Just as long as they let us keep “nutbar”.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 21, 2021

as long as no one under the age of 21 is allowed in the Nutbar. It’s the joint where a lot of Duran readers seem to hang out. Where is my emoji when I need it?

john beasley
john beasley
April 20, 2021
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I never could afford a mistress. Poverty has consequences.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  john beasley
April 21, 2021

Mistresses who charge are called prostitutes. If it’s love you are looking for, even the poor can afford lovers, and many have them.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
April 21, 2021

These people who come up with these word changes should invest in a dictionary.

A drone is an unmanned aircraft or ship that is guided remotely or autonomously.

UAV stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, something that can fly without a pilot on board.

It’s what it is: An unmanned spying or killing device.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 21, 2021

And a thesaurus as well as a dictionary.

Why use integration instead of assimilation when it means the same thing? Other synonyms are amalgamation, consolidation, unification, incorporation and     
combination. The US completely tortures English.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 21, 2021

I think we all know what it is. What the “woke” crowd resents is the word “man” or any word that has these three letters in it, because it seems to exclude women. I still remember, when I was on the Board of Directors of the ACLU in the late 1970’s, our Director, a man of some age, got terribly bent out of shape when someone referred to the “Chair” of a meeting. He insisted that a chair is a thing one sits on, not a person. I found Chair to be the best solution, to avoid Chairman or Chairwoman,… Read more »

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Kevin
April 21, 2021

At least UFO (for Unidentified Flying Object) remains UFO (for Undocumented Flying Object)

Hopium
Hopium
April 21, 2021

Yeah and while they are banning words plus Dr. Suess books and other kids books, movies… they vote Cardi B’s disgusting song Wet Ass Pussy as song of the year!! Yeah.. this is a country gone mad for sure… who gives 2 shits about whether they have banned more words when pornography gets given the rubber stamp..

FranBrown
FranBrown
April 21, 2021
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I am by no means the sharpest tool in the box, but i do have a measurable IQ above that which is reckoned to be the average. So here goes my contribution to the “debate” IF we are allowed to use the concept of debate in the current political climate. I spent many very happy years as a mistress in the pejorative sense of the word; I own it, it’s part of me, it’s what makes me the person I am, and no Marxist feminist (possibly even lesbian) person is going to take it away from me. My relationship with… Read more »

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  FranBrown
April 21, 2021

Bravo. Another thing that PC words absolutely cannot change is attitudes. PC words are only a thin veneer covering the same old attitudes that are not really altered to any degree by a change in noun. When I went to school female teachers were called schoolmistresses and the principal was either a headmistress or headmaster. Nothing wrong with that.

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
April 22, 2021

I actually agree with you on this, Smoking Eagle.

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