Was wondering if I should be putting this in Rick's Place...
A few weeks they were ‘gender neutralizing’ the English language, changing words like “manhole” into “maintenance hole”.
They’re terrified that someone might be offended by words like “manhole”, so they’ve cleansed the dictionary and demanded that all city workers and agencies begin using the new gender-neutral language.
Now they’re extending their sensitivities to even more groups.
The word “felon” will henceforth be replaced with “justice involved person”. Because we’d hate for felons to be offended.
And a convict going back to prison will now be a “returning resident.”
I can’t even imagine how that will sound in a courtroom: “That justice involved person is going to be a returning resident!”
Back in the 80's, a shipmate told me (we were stationed in California at the time), "When they created California, they tilted the entire country and everything that was loose rolled to California. Then they tilted California and everything that was really loose rolled to Sacramento."