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Euro Chiefs Ban 'Miss' and 'Mrs'
Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 15, 2009

Posted on 03/15/2009 9:40:48 PM PDT by Steelfish

Euro chiefs ban 'Miss' and 'Mrs'

The European Parliament has banned the terms 'Miss' and 'Mrs' in case they offend female MEPs.

By Simon Johnson 15 Mar 2009

The politically correct rules also mean a ban on Continental titles, such as Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita.

Guidance issued in a new 'Gender-Neutral Language' pamphlet instead orders politicians to address female members by their full name only.

Officials have also ordered that 'sportsmen' be called 'athletes', 'statesmen' be referred to as 'political leaders' and even that 'synthetic' or 'artificial' be used instead of 'man-made'.

The guidance lists banned terms for describing professions, including fireman, air hostess, headmaster, policeman, salesman, manageress, cinema usherette and male nurse.

However MEPs are still allowed to refer to 'midwives' as there is no accepted male version of the job description.

The booklet also admits that "no gender-neutral term has been successfully proposed" to replace 'waiter' and 'waitress', allowing parliamentarians to use these words in a restaurant or café.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cults; ecclesiastics; pcstupidity; ungland

1 posted on 03/15/2009 9:40:48 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’m in favor of the gender-neutral “Asshat”.


2 posted on 03/15/2009 9:41:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Steelfish

Certainly is no excess of manliness over there to offend the euroweenies.


3 posted on 03/15/2009 9:45:04 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Steelfish

Is this from the Onion ?


4 posted on 03/15/2009 9:45:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish

This sounds doubleplusgood!!!


5 posted on 03/15/2009 9:45:33 PM PDT by frankiep (Ron Paul was right)
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To: Steelfish

They have no problem with “neck choppers”, it would appear.


6 posted on 03/15/2009 9:47:51 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: Steelfish

Last I checked, Humans come in boy type and girl type.

If they’re going to start doing stupid things, where will it stop?

Will we not be able to have nations? races? families?

Why call a Jew a Jew or an Arab an Arab? Someone might get offended.

While we’re at it, let’s get rid of age language to, we’re all the same age with the same experience, no matter if you’ve been here for 3 years or 300 years!

Also, why don’t we blur the lines between idiots and intellectuals... oh wait... we already have, I guess that was the first to go.


7 posted on 03/15/2009 9:48:14 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: Steelfish
Does Islam really sound as bad as this crap? ... really? What is worse? Insane European socialist or a Islamist traditionalist? I'm torn... I'm truly torn.
8 posted on 03/15/2009 9:48:34 PM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum)
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To: Steelfish

Well, seeing as how they don’t have any other problems I can see how they could become mired in such picayune, politically correct matters.


9 posted on 03/15/2009 9:49:06 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: Steelfish
The booklet also admits that "no gender-neutral term has been successfully proposed" to replace 'waiter' and 'waitress', allowing parliamentarians to use these words in a restaurant or café.

Dunno about that... we've been using the generic "waitron" in the food business here in the States for a long time. Friggin idjits.

/johnny

10 posted on 03/15/2009 9:49:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (God Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Steelfish

reporterette
anchorette
aviatrix
editrix
blogress
motoriste
chanteuse


11 posted on 03/15/2009 9:49:51 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Steelfish

Back in the EUSSR...


12 posted on 03/15/2009 9:50:34 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Steelfish

So I guess Mr and Ms are taboo?


13 posted on 03/15/2009 9:51:09 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Interesting Times

As noted repeatedly here since 2001, the EU is just the Sovs w/o the tanks.


14 posted on 03/15/2009 9:53:35 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: Steelfish

I would think ‘server’ would fit as an alternative to waiter or waitress.


15 posted on 03/15/2009 9:54:50 PM PDT by Frogtacos (When our economy falls in the well can we elect Lassie as president?)
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To: Steelfish
Why don't they ban the Romance Languages altogether? after all, don't most of the words have a gender assigned? Why trouble yourself over whether it's la pussy or le pussy when talking about the neutered male of the species?
16 posted on 03/15/2009 9:57:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Very good point and all the operas and classical music.


17 posted on 03/15/2009 10:00:28 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Apparently no real, pressing matters to solve in the European Parliament.


18 posted on 03/15/2009 10:00:44 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Steelfish

The EU should, instead, focus on making all countries have gender-neutral nouns. There is no good reason to have the articles der (masculine), die (feminine), and das (neutral), which all mean “the”, to modify German nouns, for example. Many other non-English languages have the same problem. It makes learning to speak a foreign language a pain in the buttinsky.

The Mr. and Mrs. thing pales in comparison.


19 posted on 03/15/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT by cookiedough
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To: Steelfish
"no gender-neutral term has been successfully proposed" to replace 'waiter' and 'waitress'

I propose "Waitron" for most of the EU, and in France they can use Pompous Twit...

20 posted on 03/15/2009 10:05:52 PM PDT by RobFromGa (I want to panic but I'm too confused...)
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To: Steelfish

Why are women offended by being referred to as women?


21 posted on 03/15/2009 10:10:30 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Steelfish

Ok, I now understand how stupid the EU really is..lol.

From the article - “However, a number of bizarre EU rules remain in place, including a directive stating that every pair of rubber boots must be supplied with a user’s manual in 12 languages.”

A freaking owners manual for rubber boots? Who is stupid enough to not be able to put on rubber boots without a users manual? Only in Europe. And of course I won’t even touch the rules trying to dictate the shape of a banana...too many jokes there.


22 posted on 03/15/2009 10:17:43 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance. - Thomas Paine)
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To: the anti-liberal
This kind of flapdoodle has nothing to with gender equality. I've never heard of a woman who felt insulted being addressed with a feminine title.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

23 posted on 03/15/2009 10:18:57 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Is this from the Onion ?

No, it's Newspeak from "1984."

24 posted on 03/15/2009 10:42:59 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Free California from public employee union rule!)
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To: Steelfish
Glad to see government rigidly controlling the citizens' culture over there in Europe.

You wouldn't want them to freely express themselves.

If you can control language you can control behavior.

You can also minimize the lessons and relevance of history.

25 posted on 03/15/2009 10:57:00 PM PDT by TheThinker (Shame and guilt mongering is the Left's favorite tool of control.)
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To: Steelfish

Do men still get to be called Mister, Monsieur, Signor, Herr, or not?


26 posted on 03/15/2009 11:02:56 PM PDT by heartwood (Tarheel in exile)
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To: MissouriConservative
Who is stupid enough to not be able to put on rubber boots without a users manual?

Well, since Brussels is in Europe .... :-)

27 posted on 03/15/2009 11:05:23 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: OneWingedShark
I’m in favor of the gender-neutral “Asshat”.

LOL! However, to be grammatically correct it would be "Asshat" and "Asshata".

28 posted on 03/15/2009 11:06:26 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: Steelfish

The word, gender, was inappropriately extended by linguistic activists for referring to more than two sexes in human beings.


29 posted on 03/16/2009 12:24:23 AM PDT by familyop (As painful as the global laxative might be, maybe our "one world" needs a good cleaning.)
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To: Steelfish

Gender is for Latin language terms and flowers. Sex is for people.


30 posted on 03/16/2009 12:26:45 AM PDT by familyop (As painful as the global laxative might be, maybe our "one world" needs a good cleaning.)
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To: Steelfish

This type of stuff is why I hate the politics of the liberals in Europe. this is what you get when things are left to them. There is no such thing as nature to them only their world view.


31 posted on 03/16/2009 2:01:07 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Steelfish

More PC insanity.


32 posted on 03/16/2009 2:28:09 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: MissouriConservative
The EU actually passed a law baning women from wearing the bavaria style of dresses sported during Ocktoberfest when serving outside or women wearing low cut tops at other european bars with outside drinking areas claiming that they risk getting skin cancer on their exposed chest areas.

Just a taste of the facist lunacy of the EUSSR.

33 posted on 03/16/2009 2:42:04 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: the anti-liberal

Because a dyke probably complained saying being refered to as a Miss or Mrs was insulting, the PC police listened, so the entire free world now needs to suffer.


34 posted on 03/16/2009 2:45:41 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (Trust unto God and He shall direct your path)
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To: Steelfish

If I was a MEP, I would refuse to respond to anyone who did not address me as Mrs. Knid. Madame Knid will work too. So would Senora Knid. MS. Knid will not work. I would simply fail to hear it.

Oh, and my husband’s a policeMAN, too.

Regards,


35 posted on 03/16/2009 2:49:54 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Grab your gun and bring in the cat.)
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To: Steelfish

Impy says the EU should be referred to as “fermented horse feces” from now on.


36 posted on 03/16/2009 3:38:46 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Steelfish

Just another example of Lemmings heading for self annihilation.


37 posted on 03/16/2009 3:48:39 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Steelfish

No Mrs. or Miss?
How about just Female? i.e., Good morning Female Jones or Good afternoon Spinster Thompson. Or is she’s muslim, Put the burka back on slave.


38 posted on 03/16/2009 4:16:19 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Obama fails.)
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To: Steelfish

I recommend referring to Europeans as “future Muslims.”


39 posted on 03/16/2009 4:29:10 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Steelfish

... and replace “man-hole cover” with “people hole cover.”


40 posted on 03/16/2009 4:32:31 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Steelfish

I assume these “chiefs” proper title is now “dumbfark”?


41 posted on 03/16/2009 5:06:15 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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