Thursday, September 01, 2016
"Politically Correct" vs "Polite"
One of the reasons you often hear for why a person supports Donald Trump is that he's not politically correct ... that he says what everyone else wishes they could say.
While I don't like linguistic pussyfooting and really don't like divisive hyphenation (such as "Italian-American" and "African-American"), I don't have a problem with being polite and avoiding language that I know will be offensive to someone*.
You shouldn't, either.
Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for September's first collection of Great Moments in Editing and Signage. More thoughts then.
* Unless they're wearing an extra-thin skin and looking for opportunities to be offended.