From the beginning political correctness was ludicrous – we laughed at ‘personhole covers’ – but now it’s threatening the language as it shows itself as a constant creation of new profanity and blasphemy. Over the top? I don’t think so.Anglo-Saxon was not Latin and thereby profane. Words used in Anglo-Saxon became profanity not to be said by those involved in the sacredness of life. Now, and here I can’t give any examples because the profanity filter will refuse them. Many descriptive Anglo-Saxon words cannot be written or spoken without disapproval.Remember Robin William’s ‘The Seven Words You Can’t Say on Television’ and how he said ‘T its shouldn’t even be on the list.”? So should ‘black as sin’ have the ‘black removed because someone thinks it objectionable?As warrl said, “For every instance I have seen of a person standing up and saying ‘That use of language offends me, please don't use it’, I've seen a dozen instances of ‘I'm concerned that that use of language might offend one of those people over there, please don't use it’.”Creeping censorship.MichaelR
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