Skip to comments.Seattle To Ban ‘Potentially Offensive’ Words Like ‘Brown Bag’ And ‘Citizen’
Posted on 08/04/2013 9:28:41 AM PDT by yoe
Government workers in the city of Seattle have been advised that the terms "citizen" and "brown bag" are potentially offensive and may no longer be used in official documents and discussions.
KOMO-TV reports that the city's Office of Civil Rights instructed city workers in a recent internal memo to avoid using the words because some may find them offensive.
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These are dangerous people...just wait until they start witch hunts for the Anti-Politically Correct...it won't be long!
Kissing the ass of perverts and moral reprobates.
It won’t end well.
Too many politicians doing too many recreational drugs.
I have never in my entire life heard that term used to refer to anything but a paper grocery or sandwich bag. These people are insane. And they’re getting paid way to much if they have enough free time to sit around indulging their fantasies.
Please add the word: “Seattle” to the list of offensive words that ought to be banned. Whenever I hear that word it personally offends me. I can add to the list even further: New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Obama, Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, Pelosi.
Now, I wonder if Seattle will ban the word, Cracker?
On Black Racism planet. See, the offensive nature of the humble grocery sack originates in the alleged practices of African-American fraternities, sororities, churches and social clubs of the past century. Paper bags were supposedly used as a measure to determine whether potential members were light-skinned enough to be socially acceptable.
It was a dead practice, pretty much forgotten until some black writer mentioned it in a book. You'd think they'd just let it be, but nooo - they've gotta pick that scab.
I find “progressive” very offensive. Stupid, too.
It's insane because government at all levels has been infiltrated and taken over by insane evil controlling lunatics...
I wish this were just an exaggeration on my part. But it's not. This is no joke.
I have one offensive word in my home: OBAMA.
People who actually think up this stuff are mentally unstable.
...doesn’t the 1st Amendment prohibit this type of stuff?
Progressives are the ones who tell is that a progressive income tax is ok, because it's progressive, I guess (soak the rich!). On the other hand, a flat tax is regressive, because some how the lower income folks paying the same rate as higher income folks is unfair.
Makes sense to me, but only while I'm vacationing in Bizarro World.
I laughed out loud. Then I realized he was serious. And I was totally speechless.
If they think brown bag is bad, they have no idea what we call THEM behind their backs.
How about some substitute words then...like instead of brown bag, how about “cheap, high alcohol beverage enclosure”. And replacing ‘citizen’ is easy...’comrade’.
I find progressives offensive, I find their ideas highly offensive, someone spray Raid on them so these bugs will die.
Remember when they tried to deem “Chicago” a racist term?
Clearly, Seattle needs a new anti-plastic, pro-environment, special interest group, a non-profit registered with the friendly IRS, Citizens for Brown Bagging.
They are getting paid too much if they are getting paid...
“...These people are insane.
It’s insane because government at all levels has been infiltrated and taken over by insane evil controlling lunatics...”
Absolutely insane. They suffer from the chronic, no-cure mental disease known as liberalism. It rots out the human brain’s ability to think rationally or reasonably. Symptoms are self-loathing, envious of those that aren’t diseased, hatred of everything. 50 years ago, we kept them in the state mental institutions. Now, they run the govt. They are, in essence, the “walking dead”, mentally speaking of course. Political zombies.
Hey now, us New Yorkers aren’t all bad. And I do pronounce it as ‘new york’, not new yawk’, despite being born in Brooklyn.
What about ‘white out’ ?
Went through Seattle on tour in a rock band in the
eighties. This was a while back and one thing that
was said in the band was that “this town has no
personality, all cliche and clicks and no cool”.
I guess Seattle is all tard now.
First Amendment? What First Amendment? You mean the same Bill of Rights that the government would love to burn and turn us into a dictatorship?
And don’t forget Bloomberg!
It won’t end well for them. They are all anti self defense. When the SHTF these will be the first people to go.
Well, that’s probably true. My own city commission does nothing but sit around thinking of strange ways to spend city money, and they never ask in advance and just tell us after the fact (or don’t tell but admit to it only when somebody happens to find out).
I think all government, from the top on down, has gotten empowered under Obama and now thinks that its existence is actually the reason for being of the city, state or whatever that elected it...rather than the reverse.
Welcome to Seattle—Theater of the Absurd.
Wait until these people start having problems with their electrical grid. They’ll ban the words, “brown out’ and ‘black out’ as being racially insensitive, and won’t be able to address the problem at hand.
It only works if you exercise it.
Elliot has received an appropriate mocking email.
I brought my lunch to work today, yup, I am “Minority Bagging it” today...
What will the left use when blackmail is banned?
From: "Bronstein, Elliott"
Date: Aug 5, 2013 10:50:09 AM
Subject: RE: Violation of "citizen" rule
Thank you for checking in about this. News reports that the City of Seattle has "banned" certain terms are simply not true. About three months ago I sent a short e-mail to about 25 other public information officers in Seattle City departments, suggesting that we think about using other terms in certain situations. It was a friendly suggestion, nothing more, because others had brought the issue to my attention. There is no ban on language. Im sorry that this has been reported inaccurately.
Thanks again for writing,
What part of our lawless government cares about the Constitution?
Next thing they do kick out Whole Alaskan fishing fleet like Keith Coburn and Sig Hansen for catch crabs PETA types would want those guys head on stick
beige paper container lunch?
seriously? Obviously Seattle is overstaffed.
And yet....the term “tea bagger” is probably heartily encouraged.
Upon seeing the headline I thought this was one of yours, John.