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    Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    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 News
    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
    So "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....

    What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?

    We've got to be near the Apocalypse.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....

    What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?

    We've got to be near the Apocalypse.
    Well if the 'officials' are going to change terms the they should get rid of Civil Service because there is less civility from some of them and lousy service!
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    What the hell does brown bag mean that could possibly offensive?

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So "citizen" is an offensive word now. Can't say "brown bag", "dinosaur", "birthday", "Halloween".....

    What next? Are they going to outlaw "creepy ass cracka", too?

    We've got to be near the Apocalypse.
    Wow, a misleading headline if there ever was one. Why am I not surprised?
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Wow, a misleading headline if there ever was one. Why am I not surprised?
    What's misleading about the headline (which I didn't write)?

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    What the hell does brown bag mean that could possibly offensive?
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
    My daughter brown bags it to school every day because she doesn't WANT to but the crap they serve there.
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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
    If someone is offended by that, how do they manage to get through the course of an average day? Without Xanax, I mean.

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    Re: Seattle officials call for ban on 'potentially offensive' language

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    that someone is without the financial means to purchase a meal
    not saying i subscribe to that interpretation but see that as a negative connotation of the term's usage
    was i ever wrong in that speculation. apologies!
    here is the correct excerpt from the linked faux news article:
    "For a lot of particularly African-American community members, the phrase brown bag does bring up associations with the past when a brown bag was actually used, I understand, to determine if people's skin color was light enough to allow admission to an event or to come into a party that was being held in a private home," Bronstein said.
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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