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.
Read more: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language | Fox NewsSo "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....The New York Post reported in March 2012 that the city’s Department of Education avoids references to words like “dinosaurs,” “birthdays,” “Halloween” and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests because they could evoke “unpleasant emotions” among the students.
Dinosaurs, for example, conjures the topic of evolution, which could rile fundamentalists and birthdays are not celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Halloween, meanwhile, suggests an affiliation to Paganism.
Read more: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language | Fox News
What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?
We've got to be near the Apocalypse.