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Politically Correct Language Going Out of Style
Examiner ^ | 11/27/11 | Martha R Gore

Posted on 12/27/2011 7:24:55 AM PST by usalady

If you heard more "Merry Christmas" than "Happy Holiday" during the 2011 holiday season, it may be a sign that using "Politically Correct" language is going out of style.

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TOPICS: Education; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: babyboomers; esmit; farleft; language; politicallycorrect
Probably being politically correct will only remain in use by the now aging Baby Boomers clinging to the remnants of their Flower Child experiences of the 1960's and 1970's and those on the far left.
1 posted on 12/27/2011 7:24:57 AM PST by usalady
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To: usalady
My goal is to live long enough to see 60/70s PC hippy leftism become a cartoon parody of itself, and its practitioners reduced to sputtering, spittle flecked quaking-with-rage octogenarians.
2 posted on 12/27/2011 7:31:10 AM PST by skeeter
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To: usalady
You're dreaming, ma'am. Politically correct language has the sole purpose of controlling the dialogue and by proxy the thought processes of the people. It may be that in rare occasions liberals will suffer a setback when they push people too far too fast, but never believe that we are going to see an end to the imposition by the left of restrictions on what we say in public.

There will always be occasions of pushback, but liberals have shown that they are patient and unceasing in their desire for a secular, socialist, government ruled society in which they control the dialogue and the actions of every citizen.

The year 1984 may have passed, but the left's dream of imposing a version of that society is as powerful as ever.
3 posted on 12/27/2011 7:33:34 AM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: usalady
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I wouldn't click on that cesspool of a blog if you paid me.

4 posted on 12/27/2011 7:34:08 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: usalady
I would love to think PC is fading away, but they're forcing it in the schools. Personally, I'm done with PC language because it's GAY!
5 posted on 12/27/2011 7:36:20 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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Hahaha, pc is pushed by gays, I was overjoyed by how many people said Merry Christmas to me while I was out shopping, and everyone said it back after I said Merry Christmas to them if they said happy holidays first.


6 posted on 12/27/2011 7:39:52 AM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: usalady

As long as eschewing political correctness has the potential of getting one sued, or worse, prosecuted, it will continue to hang around our necks like a dead albatross. It will take politicians and academicians with the guts to reverse such p.c. abominations such as affirmative action and campus speech codes before we could ever see a real rollback of political correctness.


7 posted on 12/27/2011 7:40:16 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: usalady

I wonder if you are right! I’m a baby boomer and I notice that almost all of that crap comes from my fellow boomers - with the horrible exception of their “highly-educated” grandchildren. Unfortunately, I’ll probably be gone before pc goes totally under.

Merry Christmas!


8 posted on 12/27/2011 7:44:59 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Mich Patriot

Speaking of “GAY”, I attended a high school Christmas concert, at which the students sang a jazzed up version of “Deck the Halls”. And the line about “gay apparel” was changed to something else.

The word “gay” has gone far beyond being a double entendre word. For example, the word screw can have a different meaning, depending on the context. But the word gay now means only homosexual. The original meaning of the word has been obliterated. It is never used in that context anymore.

I bet the music director of the school didn’t want the kids to sing about “gay apparel”, so they changed the song slightly, including certain lyrics.


9 posted on 12/27/2011 7:46:13 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: usalady

I have heard a lot more of “Merry Christmas” this year than in past years.

And I have yet to hear anyone say anything about Kwanzaa. Usually the MSM pushes Kwanzaa. The first day of Kwanzaa was yesterday, but no mention on the news about it.


10 posted on 12/27/2011 7:48:33 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: usalady

I must interject a thought here. I don’t see all the brouhaha about “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons’ Greetings” being PC. We used them all the time when I was growning up in the 40s and 50s. The juxtapostition of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years made the phrases sort of a conventinet shorthand. Of course, others motives for their use may vary.


11 posted on 12/27/2011 7:48:54 AM PST by ixtl ( You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: usalady

Noting your posting history, you never post replies.
Only excerpts of your own “writing” from your blog:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:usalady/index?tab=articles

I conclude you are only here to use Free Republic’s traffic
to get blog hits for your own scummy blog at Examiner.

You, lady, are a scummy scabby blogpimp.


12 posted on 12/27/2011 7:51:04 AM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: usalady
Politically Correct Language Going Out of Style

Especially now that he/she is considered another gender.
13 posted on 12/27/2011 7:55:05 AM PST by aruanan
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To: ixtl

It all depends on the context. If we are talking about the holiday season in general, then Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings makes sense.

I think what people are talking about is when Christmas festivals in some cities are renamed, or when a Christmas tree is renamed to be a “holiday tree”, or a “giving tree”. That’s when we see clear PC attempts to obliterate mention of a specific holiday such as Christmas.

Of course, it’s okay to mention a specific holiday such as Kwanzaa under the ideology of political correctness. Just don’t say Christmas.


14 posted on 12/27/2011 7:56:41 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: usalady

Political Correctness is ingrained in the children in government/public schools. “No Tolerance” is intolerance.

It’s all part of the Gramsci-Alinsky Tactics to control the hearts and minds of people.

Notes on Saul Alinsky and Neo-Marxism:

Alinsky’s tactics were based, not on Stalin’s revolutionary violence, but on the Neo-Marxist strategies of Antonio Gramsci, an Italian Communist. Relying on gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than a bloody revolution, Gramsci’s transformational Marxism was so subtle that few even noticed the deliberate changes.

Like Alinsky, Mikhail Gorbachev followed Gramsci, not Lenin. In fact, Gramsci aroused Stalins’s wrath by suggesting that Lenin’s revolutionary plan wouldn’t work in the West. Instead the primary assault would be on Biblical absolutes and Christian values, which must be crushed as a social force before the new face of Communism could rise and flourish. Malachi Martin gave us a progress report:

“By 1985, the influence of traditional Christian philosophy in the West was weak and negligible.... Gramsci’s master strategy was now feasible. Humanly speaking, it was no longer too tall an order to strip large majorities of men and women in the West of those last vestiges that remained to them of Christianity’s transcendent God.”

From: http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm


15 posted on 12/27/2011 8:02:10 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am Roman Catholic, US Citizen, Patriot, TEA Party Alumni, Oath Keeper, Voter, Auburn Fan!)
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To: usalady

I’m against all forms of politically-correct speech, and am therefore I am empowering people to be diverse and inclusive when attempting to achieve social justice and speak truth to power.


16 posted on 12/27/2011 8:05:50 AM PST by driftless2
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To: usalady

As an aging BB I can tell you we weren’t the ones who started this crap. It was forced down our throat by government mandated diversity training, pushed by the Leftist media, swallowed whole by the the college educated fairer sex and Madison Avenue types who ran with it as a sales tool. I have never been afflicted with this disease, and most of the men my age weren’t either.


17 posted on 12/27/2011 8:07:25 AM PST by redangus
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“The first day of Kwanzaa was yesterday, but no mention on the news about it.”

If you live within the viewing areas (approx 90 mile radius) of Detroit local news stations, you will see plenty about Kwanzaa.

“After all, we’re ALL Detroiters.”
-Guy Gordon, local news guy speaking to entire CH 7 viewing area from Channel 7 Action News HQ studios in Southfield, MI (circa 1997).


18 posted on 12/27/2011 8:19:45 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: redangus

I’ve always noticed that lesbo women have been in the vanguard of politically collect speech. Nothing worse than being corrected by an obese lesbo when one talks about Eskimos rather than “Inuits,” lol!


19 posted on 12/27/2011 8:23:09 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: usalady

I have noticed the over use of the word “issue”. It is politically incorrect to say problem.


20 posted on 12/27/2011 8:33:17 AM PST by KMG365
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To: humblegunner; usalady

21 posted on 12/27/2011 8:39:35 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: usalady

Not only have I heard it more, but I’ve heard it with emphasis, as if to say screw you to political correctness.


22 posted on 12/27/2011 8:53:49 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: thesaleboat

I heard tons of “Merry Christmas” this year. So much that I remarked on it to my husband more than once. It was nice.


23 posted on 12/27/2011 9:50:09 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: usalady

As a very young man (boy, actually) in the 1960s, I held a heavy commercial door open for my mom, and of course for the woman who was behind her. The woman walks into the opening as she sneers “chauvinist!” at me. I let the door swing.

My very proper mother couldn’t help but smile.


24 posted on 12/27/2011 10:41:38 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Sudetenland

“Politically correct language has the sole purpose of controlling the dialogue and by proxy the thought processes of the people”

Mr. Orwell had much to say about that.

That’s what “newspeak” was all about...

Doubleplus good!


25 posted on 12/27/2011 8:28:02 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: usalady

Hooray, the midgets are back! Maybe we’ll even see midget wrestling on prime time TV!


26 posted on 12/27/2011 8:32:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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