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'Stone Age' called insult (PC Alert)
Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | Jennifer Harper

Posted on 03/08/2007 10:12:04 AM PST by BJClinton

Attention Fred Flintstone and the Geico cave guys: "Stone Age" is no longer acceptable, joining the list of other words and terms deemed offensive in polite society.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: anthropology; cavemancould; dinosaur; doit; duckwmangosalsa; fire; geico; godsgravesglyphs; howgayarewe; pc; pcrunamok; primitive; ringostarr; sharppointedstick; soeasya; stoneage; technolithic
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Calling a primitive, stone age people "primitive" or "stone age" is now double plus ungood.
1 posted on 03/08/2007 10:12:08 AM PST by BJClinton
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To: SunkenCiv; blam
I dunno if this fits your anthropology/archeology pings. Interesting and sad none the less.
2 posted on 03/08/2007 10:13:36 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton

Time for a 5 minute hate.


3 posted on 03/08/2007 10:14:15 AM PST by ExpatGator (Extending logic since 1961.)
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To: BJClinton

Is this the "S-word"?


4 posted on 03/08/2007 10:14:47 AM PST by rhombus
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To: BJClinton
Sounds like somebody has way too much government grant money on their hands.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

5 posted on 03/08/2007 10:15:52 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: BJClinton

Whut?

6 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:08 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: BJClinton

It's about time.


7 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:17 AM PST by Gator101
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To: rhombus

Reminds me of South Park last night.


8 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:20 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton

9 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:27 AM PST by Eepsy (The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: BJClinton

Finally! The Caveman is making in roads....


10 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:46 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: BJClinton
So instead of bombing Iran back to the stone age when the time comes, we bomb them back to the "Technologically Challenged" age?
11 posted on 03/08/2007 10:16:50 AM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: BJClinton

Now this is just being too sensitive.

I have no problem with the term stone age, it's when we invented fire.


12 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:11 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Hillary Hugo Chavez wants to "take those profits" away from you, for the common good)
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To: BJClinton
Stone Rage against raped females in Muslim countries should be banned!
13 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:20 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (!yaw gnorw eht su ekat lliw noitartsinimdA inailuiG A)
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To: BJClinton
Did you catch this?
...well-dressed but disgruntled Neanderthals arguing against the use of cave man images to market Geico's claims department -- "so easy a cave man could do it."
ABC, however, is so intrigued by the concept that the network announced plans to produce "Cavemen," a comedy series based on the characters. A trio of the beetle-browed but trendy men will "struggle with prejudice on a daily basis as they live the lives of normal thirtysomethings in 2007 Atlanta," the network said.

Worst. Show. Idea. Ever.

14 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:23 AM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: BJClinton; JohnnyZ
This band had a cool name while it lasted...


15 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:39 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: BJClinton
I'll have the duck with mango salsa
16 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:49 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: BJClinton

Will talk of reparations be next?


17 posted on 03/08/2007 10:17:55 AM PST by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: BJClinton

Call me prejudiced, but a caveman could never be president, they are just too stooopid.


18 posted on 03/08/2007 10:19:05 AM PST by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Constitution Day

I like most of Parental Advisory's stuff. What a versatile group!


19 posted on 03/08/2007 10:20:29 AM PST by JohnnyZ ("I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose" -- Mitt Romney, April 2002)
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To: Pharmboy

Your ancestors clubbed my ancestors with a rock. You owe me.


20 posted on 03/08/2007 10:20:51 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: RebelBanker
ABC, however, is so intrigued by the concept that the network announced plans to produce "Cavemen,"

Worst. Show. Idea. Ever.


I don't know about that. Married with Children was garbage and made millions.
21 posted on 03/08/2007 10:21:15 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: Doomonyou
we bomb them back to the "Technologically Challenged" age

Awesome.
22 posted on 03/08/2007 10:22:13 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: GQuagmire

23 posted on 03/08/2007 10:22:17 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: JohnnyZ

They're all over the map. LOL!


24 posted on 03/08/2007 10:22:46 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: BJClinton

I am not 100 percent in love with your tone right now.


25 posted on 03/08/2007 10:22:53 AM PST by HOTTIEBOY (HUNTER: "I don't have to hire a consultant to develop a conservative image, I am a conservative.")
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To: BJClinton

How about when libs call conservatives 'neanderthals?'


26 posted on 03/08/2007 10:23:35 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: NeoCaveman

And there's that little fact that y'all used stone tools instead of metal.


27 posted on 03/08/2007 10:24:11 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton
Have to find something else....Lithic technologists?
28 posted on 03/08/2007 10:24:21 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: BJClinton
Though she later said she was misunderstood, Mrs. Tonge was criticized in the British press as "primitive" herself.

You're primitive.

No, you're primitive.

You're primitive.

No, you're primitive.

You're primitive.

No, you're primitive.

You're primitive.

29 posted on 03/08/2007 10:24:39 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: BJClinton

30 posted on 03/08/2007 10:25:29 AM PST by HOTTIEBOY (HUNTER: "I don't have to hire a consultant to develop a conservative image, I am a conservative.")
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To: Smokin' Joe

Check out the keywords.


31 posted on 03/08/2007 10:25:33 AM PST by Disambiguator (If it sounds to good to be true, it's probably sarcasm.)
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To: BJClinton

Here we go again. I expect there will be lawsuits against Geico. I expect that descendents of stone age people will start suing Geico for their insensitivity.
Things like this tell me that I chose my user name correctly.


32 posted on 03/08/2007 10:26:09 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Leftism is ..... see my user name.)
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To: BJClinton

So, what's the correct PC term? Bronze challenged? Iron challenged? Not quite a full sixpack?


33 posted on 03/08/2007 10:26:32 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: LonePalm

Next they'll be debating how many angels can dance on the head of a pin...


34 posted on 03/08/2007 10:26:40 AM PST by smartymarty (If you know why you believe what you believe leadership is inevitable.)
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To: atomicpossum

Any attacks against white Christians, especially males, is totally allowable in any PC definition of proper behavior.


35 posted on 03/08/2007 10:27:01 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Pharmboy
Will talk of reparations be next?

So Neanderthals sue homo sapiens for reparations. Compounded over 300K years that's a lot of dough.

Wow, what a racket. I need to get tested for Neanderthal DNA just in case.
36 posted on 03/08/2007 10:27:30 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton
"Journalists and editors need to understand that the use of these terms directly contributes to the suffering of tribal and indigenous peoples all around the world,"

Oh, puhleeeze...are these tribal people reading the New York Times as it is delivered to them each morning somewhere in the jungles of Borneo? Since when is a term that describes a societal point in time pejorative? When I use the term (and I will continue to do so when appropriate), I'm doing it to convey a mental image of a society (or whatever) that is devoid of modern technology. I see nothing wrong with that. All this PC-ness is a monumental waste of time. And wouldn't it be refreshing for a politician to stand up and say: That's EXACTLY what I mean.

37 posted on 03/08/2007 10:27:37 AM PST by econjack
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To: BJClinton

38 posted on 03/08/2007 10:28:17 AM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: RebelBanker

Worst. Show. Idea. Ever.
__________

Not even close.


39 posted on 03/08/2007 10:28:20 AM PST by dmz
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To: ladtx

But Senator Biden thinks one of them is clean and articulate.


40 posted on 03/08/2007 10:28:34 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton; al baby; Allegra; Auntbee; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; ...

Tard Ping


41 posted on 03/08/2007 10:28:58 AM PST by EveningStar (Hillary Clinton is Hugo Chavez in a pantsuit - P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Metrocavemen rule.


42 posted on 03/08/2007 10:30:00 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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To: BJClinton

The PC angle is of course ridiculous. OTOH, the various X ages weren't very good for describing the progress of a people in the first place.


43 posted on 03/08/2007 10:30:14 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Doomonyou

You got. You might be the first to "coin" that phrase.


44 posted on 03/08/2007 10:30:26 AM PST by Dave278
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To: BJClinton

45 posted on 03/08/2007 10:30:51 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: BJClinton; Peanut Gallery

Technolithic


LOL!


46 posted on 03/08/2007 10:31:18 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Be silent, friend. Here heroes died to blaze a trail for other men.)
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To: Gator101

First of all, I'm not 100% in love with your tone right now...


47 posted on 03/08/2007 10:31:57 AM PST by ichabod1 ("Liberals read Karl Marx. Conservatives UNDERSTAND Karl Marx." Ronald Reagan)
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To: BJClinton
Paleo-Americans finally have joined the distinguished list of Hyphenated-Americans that we've all become!

"Our differences bring us all together."

48 posted on 03/08/2007 10:32:36 AM PST by nctexan (Top 10 Presidential Reqs. for 2008 - see my homepage)
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To: BJClinton

There have been a lot of trashy sitcoms about dysfunctional families that have done well over the years. Some have had better writing and acting (think "The Honeymooners") and some have truly stunk up the entire medium (like "Married With Children"). However, the idea of the cavemen 'struggling with discrimination' will be so PC and so preachy that it will not be funny.


49 posted on 03/08/2007 10:32:53 AM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

For more info on the Geico caveman TV show: http://adage.com/article?article_id=115374


50 posted on 03/08/2007 10:33:10 AM PST by BJClinton (Gore is like the evangelist that rails against homosexuality then hires male prostitutes.)
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